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The Musical world of Heinrich Wagner

The Musical world of Heinrich Wagner
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17 June – 5 September
10:00 a.m. – 08:00 p.m.
Music and audiovisual documents reading room

The Hall of Musical and Audiovisual Documents (Room 305) hosts the exhibition "The Musical World of Heinrich Wagner", dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the composer's birth, from June 17th to September 5th.

Henry Matusovich Wagner (1922-2000) was one of the largest Belarusian composers of the second half of the twentieth century. He is the author of numerous operas, ballets, cantatas, oratorios, symphonic, choral, chamber-instrumental and vocal performances. The composer is responsible for creating the first Belarusian TV opera "Ranak". In addition, he made a significant contribution to the development of the concert genre.

The opera "Path of Life" brought fame to Heinrich Matusovich. The “Path of life” is the first Belarusian opera, which makes thinking through the events of the Great Patriotic War. Its premiere in 1980 became a significant musical and theatrical event in the republic and, according to critics, opened a new page in the history of the Belarusian national opera.

The composer has always tried to enrich the traditions of Belarusian music with modern assets of musical expression. His music bears the characteristics of impulsiveness and dynamics, and clarity, thoughtfulness of dramatic concept and shape, brave and whimsical melodic and rhythmic lines characterize all Wagner’s compositions.

The exhibition presents printed music collections of G. Wagner's works, materials dedicated to the events of his creative life, as well as audio documents from the collections of the National Library of Belarus.

The opening hours of the exhibition corresponds to the library’s opening hours.
Entrance to the exhibition is available by the library ticket or ticket of the library's social and cultural center.

For more info: (+375 17) 293 27 52.

Special Collection Service Department.


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