SCRIABIN ETERI ANDJAPARIDZE, PIANO JENNIFER TIPTON, LIGHTING
FEBRUARY 10 AND 11, 2012
YALE REPERTORY THEATRE JAMES BUNDY, ARTISTIC DIRECTOR VICTORIA NOLAN, MANAGING DIRECTOR AND
WORLD PERFORMANCE PROJECT AT YALE JOSEPH ROACH, PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR EMILY COATES, ARTISTIC DIRECTOR PRESENT
SPECTRAL SCRIABIN ETERIANDJAPARIDZE,PIANO JENNIFERTIPTON,LIGHTING Production Stage Manager VALENTINA MIGOULIA
SPECTRAL SCRIABIN PREMIERED AT BARYSHNIKOV ARTS CENTER IN NEW YORK CITY ON OCTOBER 25, 2010. THE RUNNING TIME FOR SPECTRAL SCRIABIN IS APPROXIMATELY 60 MINUTES, WITHOUT AN INTERMISSION. BOTH PERFORMANCES WILL BE FOLLOWED BY A TALK BACK WITH ETERI ANDJAPARIDZE AND JENNIFER TIPTON.
PROGRAM OF MUSIC Vers la Flamme, op. 72 Prelude in G-sharp Minor, op. 22, no. 1 Prelude in C-sharp Minor, op. 22, no. 2 Prelude in B Major, op. 22, no. 3 Prelude in B Minor, op. 22, no. 4 ALEXANDER SCRIABIN (1872–1915)
Feuillet d’ Album in F-sharp Major, Opus Posthumous Etude in F-sharp Minor, op. 8, no. 2 Etude in B Major, op. 8, no. 4 Etude in G-sharp Minor, op. 8, no. 9 Etude in B-flat Minor, op. 8, no. 11
Feuillet d’Album in E-flat Major, op. 45, no. 1 Desir in C Major, op. 57, no. 1 Caresse Dansee in C Major, op. 57, no. 2 Reverie in C Major, op. 49, no. 3 Danse Languide in G Major, op. 51, no. 4 Nuances in C Major, op. 56, no. 3 Fragilite in E-flat Major, op. 51, no. 1 Valse in A-flat Major, op. 38
Feuillet d’Album, op. 58 Poeme Fantasque in C Major, op. 45, no. 2 Masque, op. 63, no. 1 Etrangete, op. 63, no. 2 Poeme Languide in B Major, op. 52, no. 3 Poeme Aile in B Major, op. 51, no. 3 Sonata no. 4 in F-sharp Major, op. 30, Andante; Prestissimo volando
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ARTIST BIOS ETERI ANDJAPARIDZE has performed in the world’s most prestigious concert series as guest soloist with major orchestras and leading conductors, as well as in solo and collaborative recitals. Highlights of her international festival engagements as an artist and faculty have included White Light Festival at Lincoln Center, International Keyboard Festival and Institute in New York, Mannes College Yearlong Festival, Round Top International Festival-Institute, PianoSummer at New Paltz, Los Angeles International Piano Symposium, Piano Festival Northwest, Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival, Festival International de Colmar, Duszniki-Zdroj International Chopin Festival, White Nights, and Russian Winter. Her discography on Naxos, Marco Polo, and Melodiya labels includes solo albums nominated for Grammy and Deutsche Schallplatten awards. Currently teaching on the faculty at NYU Steinhardt, she has served as Professor of Piano and Head of the Keyboard Programs at DePaul University in Chicago, taught at the Moscow Tchaikovsky and Tbilisi State Conservatoires, the State University of New York, and conducted master classes worldwide. A Steinway Artist, she is founder and artistic director of The United Sounds of America music festival and the AmerKlavier Studio. Born into a family of prominent musicians in Tbilisi, Georgia, she studied at the Moscow Tchaikovsky State Conservatoire with Vera Gornostayeva, a student of Heinrich Neuhaus. She was the youngest participant to receive Fourth Prize at the Fifth Tchaikovsky International Competition in Moscow and the first Soviet pianist to win Grand Prix at the Montreal International Piano Competition. Her recognitions include International Friendship Order, Georgian Order of Honor, and People’s Artist of Georgia title.
JENNIFER TIPTON is well known for her work in dance, theatre, and opera. Her recent work in dance includes Paul Taylor’s Phantasmagoria and Liam Scarlett’s Asphodel Meadows for the Royal Ballet, London. Her recent work in theatre includes The Glass Menagerie at the Mark Taper Forum and the Wooster Group’s version of Tennessee Williams’s Vieux Carre. Her most recent work in opera includes Daniel Cattan’s Il Postino directed by Ron Daniels at the Los Angeles Opera; Gounod’s Romeo et Juliette directed by Bart Sher at the Salzburg Festival; Aida directed by David McVicar at the Royal Opera House, London; and Rameau’s Pygmalion directed by Trisha Brown for the Festival in Aix-en-Provence. Ms. Tipton teaches lighting at Yale School of Drama. Among many awards, she is the recipient of the Dorothy and Lillian Gish Prize in 2001 and the Jerome Robbins Prize in 2003. In 2008 she became a United States Artist “Gracie” Fellow and a MacArthur Fellow.
NOTES ON SCRIABIN A Poem by Alexander Scriabin
Written for Sonata no. 4 in F-sharp Major, op. 30 TRANSLATED BY FAUBION BOWERS
In a light mist, transparent vapour Lost afar and yet distinct A star gleams softly. How beautiful! The bluish mystery Of her glow beckons me, cradles me. O bring me to thee, far distant star! Bathe me in trembling rays Sweet light! Sharp desire, voluptuous and crazed yet sweet Endlessly with no other goal than longing I would desire. But no! I vault in joyous leap Freely I take wing Mad dance, godlike play! Intoxicating shining one! It is toward thee, adored star My flight guides me Toward thee, created freely for me To serve the end My flight of liberation!
In this play Sheer caprice In moments I forget thee In the maelstrom that carries me I veer from thy glimmering rays In the insanity of desire thou fadest O distant goal But ever thou shinest As I forever desire thee! Thou expandest, star! Now thou art a Sun Flamboyant Sun! Sun of Triumph! Approaching thee by my desire for thee I lave myself in thy changing waves O joyous god I swallow thee Sea of light My self-of light I engulf Thee!
Who was heâ€ŚScriabin? A composer, pianist, poet, mystic, solipsist, a semi-, neo-, theo- philosopher. All these disparate talents, facts, dreams, concepts, and fantasies combined in the cauldron of his genius. The brew was potent music-magic.
Scriabin is the singing of a falling moon. Starlight in music. A flame’s movement. A burst of sunlight. The cry of soul to soul… A singing illumination of the air itself, in which he himself is captive child of the gods. A strong tenderness; a mighty invincible sweetness… All his music is light itself…
He felt with symphonies of light and called into a floating temple to unite— touch, sound, incense, and processionals of light, where dances flow like omens of the old. Solarity, inferno of the summer’s gold, the lunar fortune-telling by starlight, the minor babble and the thunder’s might, through teasing musicality unfold.
To dream on earth and wake up in the sky, to pierce the dark so sparks of whirlwinds fly, unsapped by sacrifice and searing din, He spiraled in the flaming maw, thereby he woke in death with gleaming brow held high, mad elf, my calling, ringing Scriabin. —KONSTANTIN BALMONT (TRANSLATION BY SHOTA PAPAVA)
FROM THE ARTISTS Improvising upon Alexander Scriabin’s vision of music being related to a spectrum of certain colors and light, we would like to offer our own poetic rendering of some “colortonal” analogies, as we experiment with creating an environment for light and sound to play together in a chamber ensemble. This particular compilation of Scriabin’s solo piano works includes some rarely performed poems, preludes, etudes, morceaux, and Valse, along with the well-known Vers la Flamme and Fourth Sonata. None of these compositions are meant to be performed with lighting. Thus, we are not after any historic reproduction of Luce, a curious keyboard instrument, which appears in the score of Scriabin’s symphonic opus Prometheus: Poem of Fire, designed to emit no sound but to project beams of light that change color according to the specific harmonic progression of Scriabin’s music. Our stage presentation weaves Scriabin’s piano music in concert with color and light in a nod to the composer’s synaesthetic perception of keys and colors. Adding colorful visual aspects to a live performance of the piano repertoire takes it beyond the traditional dimensions of a piano recital and transfers us into a fascinating world of “piano-theatre.” —ETERI ANDJAPARIDZE AND JENNIFER TIPTON
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Stage Operations Janet Cunningham, Stage Carpenter Kate Begley Baker, Properties Runner Elizabeth Bolster, Wardrobe Supervisor Charles Harbert, Sound Operator
Costumes Tom McAlister, Costume Shop Manager Robin Hirsch, Associate Costume Shop Manager Mary Zihal, Senior Draper Clarissa Wylie Youngberg, Draper Deborah Bloch, Senior First Hand Linda Kelley-Dodd, Costume Project Coordinator Denise O’Brien, Wig and Hair Design Barbara Bodine, Company Hairdresser Linda Wingerter, Costume Stock Manager Greta Schmitt, Assistant to the Costume Shop Manager
Kaitlyn Anderson, Christopher Ash, Mike Backhaus, Keri Klick, Kenyth X. Thomason, Emily Erdman, Greta Schmitt, Crew Shane D. Hudson, House Manager
Electrics Donald W. Titus, Lighting Supervisor Jason Wells, Linda Young, Senior Head Electricians Emily Erdman, Assistant to the Lighting Supervisor Painting Ru-Jun Wang, Scenic Charge Angie Meninger, Scenic Artist Keri Kriston, Assistant Scenic Artist Allison Jackson, Nathan Jasunas, Assistants to the Painting Supervisor
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“The curtain rises, and we see the fiction within the fiction within the fiction within the fiction. The curtain falls.” —Cuqui Jerez THREE PERFORMANCES ONLY! March 23 at 8pm March 24 at 2pm & 8pm Iseman Theater Performed in English.
In this quirky, humorous, and intriguing work, Spanish choreographer and performer Cuqui Jerez challenges the audience’s perception of reality by presenting a rehearsal, or perhaps the rehearsal of a rehearsal.
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