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Tristia Op 118

COMPOSER: John Joubert
PUBLISHER: Novello and Co
PRODUCT TYPE: Set
INSTRUMENT GROUP: Chamber Ensemble
Tristia is a song-cycle to words by Osip Mandelstam, one of the founding members of the so-called Acmeist school of Russian poetry - a movement which has much in common with both Symbolism and Imagism. As a Jewish dissident whohad survived the Russian Revolution of 1917 and fallen foul of the
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Composer John Joubert
Publisher Novello and Co
Instrumentation Soprano Voice and Chamber Ensemble
Product Type Set
Instrument Group Chamber Ensemble
Style Period Post 1901
Genre Classical
EAN 5020679256756
Style Period Post 1901
No. MUSNOV360124
Description
Tristia is a song-cycle to words by Osip Mandelstam, one of the founding members of the so-called Acmeist school of Russian poetry - a movement which has much in common with both Symbolism and Imagism. As a Jewish dissident whohad survived the Russian Revolution of 1917 and fallen foul of the subsequent Soviet regime, Mandelstam found it increasingly difficult to get either recognition or employment. In 1934 he was arrested for having written asatirical poem about Stalin. He perished four years later in a labour camp. Though he died in complete obscurity - nobody seems to know for certain the exact time or place of his death - his memory was kept alive by thecourageand devotion of his wife Nadezhda whose book, Hope against Hope, is a moving chronicle of their last few years together.

The five poems which make up the cycle are taken from the collection published in 1922 under thetitle, Tristia, a reference to the work of the same name by the exiled Latin poet, Ovid. The poems are set in English, but even in translation they convey the essence of Mandelstam's highly personal, associative style. As suchthey express the reactions of an alienated, sensitive and classically-educated outsider to the turbulent events he had so recently lived through.

The five poems which make up the cycle are taken from the collection published in1922 under the title, Tristia, a reference to the work of the same name by the exiled Latin poet, Ovid. The poems are set in English, but even in translation they convey the essence of Mandelstam's highly personal, associativestyle. As such they express the reactions of an alienated, sensitive and classically-educated outsider to the turbulent events he had so recently lived through.

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