• Samuel Barber
  • Andromache’s Farewell (1962)

  • G Schirmer Inc (World)
  • 2+pic.2+ca.2+bcl.24331timp.perchpstr
  • Soprano
  • 12 min
  • Euripides, from The Trojan Women trans. by J.P. Creagh
  • English
    • 28th January 2021, Konserthuset, Stockholm, Sweden
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Programme Note

Composer’s note:
Scene: an open space before Troy, which has just been captured by the Greeks. All Trojan men have been killed or have fled and the women and children are held captives. Each Trojan woman has been allotted to a Greek warrior and the ships are now ready to take them into exile. Andromache, widow of Hector, Prince of Troy, has been given as a slave-wife to the son of Achilles. She has just been told that she cannot taker her little son with her in the ship. For it has been decreed by the Greeks that a hero’s son must not be allowed to live and that he is to be hurled over the battlements of Troy. She bids him farewell. In the background the city is burning. It is just before dawn.


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