Mover of the Earth, Stopper of the Sun
|Mover of the Earth, Stopper of the Sun|
|by Svitlana Azarova|
|Date||23 January 2013|
|Location||Salle Pleyel, Paris|
The composition is dedicated to Renaissance astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus.
- World premiere January 23, 2013 at Salle Pleyel, Paris
- Dutch premiere March 1, 2014 at Concertgebouw, Amsterdam, conducted by Marc Albrecht.
- September 17, 2015 at S. Lyudkevych Concert Hall, Lviv, INSO-Lviv Youth Academic Symphony Orchestra, conductor Anna Skryleva
The name of this composition was taken from the Nicolaus Copernicus Monument, Toruń which bears a Latin inscription drawn up by Alexander von Humboldt: Nicolaus Copernicus Thorunensis, terrae motor, solis caelique stator - Nicolaus Copernicus of Thorun, mover of the earth, stopper of the sun and heavens
In the score Azarova graphically and musically shows Copernicus’s heliocentric cosmology which displaced the Earth from the center of the universe.
|37||Ob., Cl||Jupiter which is Copernicus' planet|
|55||Fl., Ob.||Mars (Conductor Enrique Mazzola's planet)|
|56||Horns||Saturn which is Azarova's planet,|
Duration: ca. 5'