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2014

TEXTS BY K. DONELAITIS IN THE PROGRAMME SOUND LIKE A SERMON


2014 03 18


Kaunas State Choir and actor Dainius Svobonas prepared a programme that integrates the texts by Kristijonas Donelaitis, old music and pieces of contemporary composers. According to the organizer of the programme – Kaunas State Philharmonic, integrating poetry and song performed by the choir, performers using a music language try to read aloud poem "The Year" (Metai) by K. Donelaitis that is included into the library of the masterpieces of European literature.
 
The aim of the new programme is as well a warm and not pompous commemoration of K. Donelaitis’ birth anniversary. Texts by K. Donelaitis cited in the programme sound like a sermon accompanied by the insertions of the Lithuanian choral music and Lutheran liturgical anthems.
 
"When reading the creation of K. Donelaitis you can see from the eyes of the public that they understand what you are speaking about. This was the main task", - claimed actor D. Svobonas.
 
According to him, at first it was difficult for him to read K. Donelaitis’ texts. Later he managed to find a key – purportedly in all his texts K. Donelaitis beautifully relates by using views and when you try to imagine it, it is easier to convey it to the listener.
 
Leader of Kaunas State Choir – Petras Bingelis told that songs for the concert where chosen trying to reveal the period literature classic lived.
 
"We have included some liturgical anthems of those times that are uncomplicated and just embraced the project dedicated to K. Donelaitis. They are so natural and easy to understand, the text is very clear", - spoke conductor of Kaunas State Choir - Professor Petras Bingelis.
 
The first concert took place in Vilnius, in the Palace of Grand Dukes of Lithuania. Kaunas musicians will visit other cities and towns of Lithuania and perform this programme. Next week special educational presentations of the project will take place in the gymnasiums of Kaunas city.
 
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Monika Petrulienė, Loreta Marčiulienė