The composer Tigran Mansurian will be 75 on Monday. Patricia Kopatchinskaja will give first performances of his violin concerto “Four serious songs” and also of the “Romance” for violin and orchestra which Mansurian dedicated to her: In February with the Orchestra della Toscana in Florence, Italy. In March with Camerata Bern, in Bern Switzerland and in Trento, Italy, and also with Britten Sinfonietta in Cambridge, Norwich and London, UK. And in November with St.Paul Chamber Orchestra, Minnesota, USA.
His marvellous Requiem (below) mourns the victims of the Turkish genocide, almost 100 years ago.
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