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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)

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Background:

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).

Timings:

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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