Seven Sonnets of Shakespeare composed by André Tchaikowsky




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Published on Jun 13, 2013

Pianist - Maciej Grzybowski

Mezzo-soprano - Urszula Kryger

Performance from 3rd Krakow Festival of Polish Music (2007)

(Courtesy of Krakow Festival of Polish Music)



At the Dartington Summer School in 1965, André had met singer Margaret Cable, whose abilities impressed him greatly and he promised to write a song cycle for her. The result was the "Seven Sonnets of Shakespeare," completed in October 1967 and dedicated to Margaret Cable. The Sonnets were first heard on a BBC broadcast on June 18, 1968. The first public performance was June 22,1968 at the Purcell Room (London).


00.00 to 06.04 Sonnet 104 - André Tchaikowsky 3 years old

06.04 to 08.08 Sonnet 75 - André Tchaikowsky 11 years old

08.08 to 11.13 Sonnet 49 - André Tchaikowsky 14 years old

11.13 to 13.34 Sonnet 61 - André Tchaikowsky 16 years old

13.34 to 19.02 Sonnet 89 - André Tchaikowsky 19 years old

19.02 to 21.02 Sonnet 90 - André Tchaikowsky 29 years old

21.02 to 26.35 Sonnet 146 - André Tchaikowsky 41 years old

Text (see http://andretchaikowsky.com and Sonnets under Composer)


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