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Mikalojus Konstantinas Čiurlionis


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Mikalojus Konstantinas Čiurlionis (22 September 1875 in Varėna - 10 April 1911 in Pustelnik), a foremost Lithuanian artist, composer and cultural figure, has laid foundation for Lithuanian professional art and music. In his art he sought universality and synthesis and revealed individually perceived spiritual unity between cosmos, nature and human.

Čiurlionis’ oeuvre is comprised of paintings (oil, graphics), music compositions, literary works and photography. Among his most significant paintings are Sonatas (7 cycles) exposing analogies with musical structures, extraordinary and manifold concentration of ideas, and innovative conceptualism. His music displays features of late romanticism, original principles of development and suggestive expression. He was the first Lithuanian composer to write polyphonically elaborated folk song arrangements for choir; his remarkable late choral works stand out from the Lithuanian music of that time. The most copious and original is his output for piano. In his late piano preludes the composer developed distinct contrapuntal texture and form. In variation cycles for piano he invented his own serial principle of melodic organisation (fixed 7-9 tone rows).

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  • O8EY

    He was truly an advanced human being. His music means so much to me, I'm very grateful. Also a fabulous painter!

    14 Dec 2012 Reply
  • Chimera-Libra

    my dad used to joke calling me "ciurlionis" when i was a kid. now, when i know who is Ciurlionis, i love my father even more for he gave me a chance to boast :) like now, you know

    30 Nov 2012 Reply
  • lelusio

    This man needs some love. Great music and artwork as well. Just wonderful. [2]

    27 Jan 2012 Reply
  • supermoderator

    Nocturne for piano in F sharp minor, VL 178 <3

    10 Mar 2011 Reply
  • zatoiti

    Замечательный, яркий композитор, один из любимых

    24 Mar 2010 Reply
  • ElenathSilivren

    Kai kas kuo galim didžiuotis ir lygiuotis į pasaulio muziką :)

    10 Jan 2010 Reply
  • Yakshto

    Ar kas nors matė kur nors Lietuvoje parduodamą šį MKČ kūrinių fortepijonui rinkinį? CIURLIONIS: The Complete Piano Music of Mikalojus Konstantinas Ciurlionis, Vol. 1

    10 Sep 2009 Reply
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  • Phil-between

    A visionary man, with no doubt.

    2 Jun 2009 Reply
  • Dongas

    Здравствуй дорогой Микалоюс! Помнишь, очень давно, я приходил в твой каунасский музей? Я не застал тебя, зато послушал твою музыку и посмотрел твои картины. Дорогой Микалоюс ты великий человек! Спасибо тебе!

    7 Feb 2009 Reply
  • TavoPsichiatre

    jis nuostabus.

    16 Sep 2008 Reply

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