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Seraphim Trio + Gore: Cawrse
Fri 14 July @ 19:00 - 20:30$30
SNAPSHOTS OF LIFE AND LOVE
Seraphim Trio are thrilled to collaborate with Soprano Lorina Gore and Composer Anne Cawrse for their newest commission, named after a series of poems by Anna Goldsworthy:
“The song cycle can be an intensely personal vehicle, and in its greatest iterations has often been used both to exalt romantic love, and then to lament its loss, through betrayal or distance or bereavement. Schumann’s Frauenliebe und leben, to a series of poems by Adelbert von Chamisso, is one of music’s most tender expressions of romantic love, and I have always loved it. However, its overriding message of a woman’s life being redeemed by marriage sits at odds with a contemporary sensibility. As a performer, I feel transported by this cycle; as a feminist I feel a little uneasy. What to do? It would be a tremendous loss to retire such a work from the repertoire, but perhaps some context can be added. And so Anne Cawrse and myself have penned a more contemporary version of a woman’s life, speaking of romantic love and its loss, but then moving into regions beyond, of ambivalence, grief, autonomy, and – yes – ongoing love. Schumann’s beautiful cycle remained a lodestar for us both.”