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Music Text

Hewer (E), Akhmatova (R) trans. Hemschemeyer (E), Litvinenko (E), Russian Folk song

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World Premiere
Snape Maltings Concert Hall, Aldeburgh
Allan Clayton (tenor), James Baillieu (pft) / Aldeburgh Festival
Press Quotes

"Turnage's music uses voices and and the extremes of the piano to create a sense of stark but epic tragedy, at times bleakly reminiscent of Shostakovich but in a heightened expressive style... If this is a requiem for Litvinenko, it is an angry and unresolved one: a raging against the dying of the light."
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