The Petersburgian composer Gennady Banshchikov (born in 1943) is оne of the most outstanding authors of his generation. Banshchikov is endowed with technical inventiveness and humour, which are mingled with unfeigned profundity and musical lyricism of his nature. All these qualities attract numerous listeners, while the performers look forward to communicate with him. The vocal cycle to Federico Garcia Lorca (1962) verses is the only one composition created by Banshchikov in this genre. Its Petersburgian premiere dates 1973, when the author's concert took place. Tatiana Melentiyeva (soprano) demonstrated it to the audience accompanied by Oleg Malov (piano).
ECHO (Music text example)
TO MY SERVANT IRENA GARCIA