The legacy of Lithuanian composer Vytautas Laurušas, a recipient of the Lithuanian National Culture and Art Prize, pedagogue, professor, is quite rich – from song and opera to modern symphonic, vocal, choral and instrumental chamber works. Unexpected twists and turns of thought and emotion in Laurušas’ music has always kept the listener amazed. Spring Sonata is a good example. Laurušas drew inspiration for the composition for flute and strings from the namesake triptych of paintings by Mikalojus Konstantinas Čiurlionis. The triptych once struck the composer with its light, transformations characteristic of nature in spring, symbolic images of clouds and a tower. The flute has a special role here – the musical material of the solo part seems to continue with the theme of “birds” present in Laurušas’ other works. The composer wrote the opus in 2011 and dedicated to his son. Conducted by maestro Robertas Šervenikas, the Lithuanian National Symphony Orchestra shares the stage with flutist Vytautas Sriubikis who projects the composer’s unbridled flight of imagination and passion.
ORCHESTRA: LITHUANIAN NATIONAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
CONDUCTOR: ROBERTAS ŠERVENIKAS
FLUTE: VYTAUTAS SRIUBIKIS