Songs and Dances of Love, Op. 42

AFTER POEMS BY ANNA AKHMATOVA

I. 1.  (Love)
II. 2.  (Everything promised him to me)
3.  (Little song for on the way)
4.  (Your slave)
III. 5.  (Dark whisperings)
6.  (A visit to the poet)
7.  (Deceit. Voice from the dark)
8.  (At night)
IV. 9.  (How shall I ever forget?)
10.  (Words that should not be repeated)
11.  (Closeness)

Commissioned by the Fonds voor de Scheppende Toonkunst
Dedicated to Maaike Deckers
First performance: 28 April, 2002. Muziekcentrum, EnschedeValerius Ensemble: Claudia Patacca, soprano; Robert Windak, violin;
Judith Chapman, cello; Inge Lulofs, piano

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