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The Longing of Eurydice

Vl, pi, tape

2005

15:00 ca

Stefan Klaverdal

 

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About the piece

This piece is inspired by the classical myth about Orpheus and Eurydice, their love, longing and despair. As Eurydice died unexpectedly right after their wedding she ended up in the underworld, possibly longing for her lover. Orpheus tried to free her by playing and singing the best he could for Hades and Persephone, succeeded but then ended up betraying both of them by not being able to wait to look upon Eurydice until they reached the surface, thus returning her to the underworld.

Then Orpheus, in his grief ended up getting mutilated by the daughters of Dionysus, and his head thrown in the river, there forever to continue his mourning.

So they both ended up longing for each other, without being able to meet, even in death.

 

 


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The Longing of Eurydice

Vl, pi, tape

2005

15:00 ca

Stefan Klaverdal

 

Detta stycke r inspirerat av den klassiska myten om Orfeus och Eurydice, av deras krlek, lngtan och frtvivlan.

Efter att Eurydice ovntat dog precis efter brllopet och hamnade i ddsriket kan man anta att hon lngtar efter sin man. Enligt myten frskte Orfeus fria henne genom att spela och sjunga s bra han kunde fr ddsrikets hrskare, Hades och Persephone. Han lyckades, men frstr sedan allt genom att han inte har tlamod att vnta tills de har ntt de levandes vrld med att titta p Eurydice, varp hon kastas tillbaka till ddsriket.

Orfeus hamnade sledes i hnderna p Dionysos dttrar, hans nnu levande huvud kastat i en flod dr han fr evigt tvingas att fortstta sin klagan.

Bda lskande fortstter s att lngta efter varandra utan mjlighet att trffas igen, ens i dden.