Last June, Nobel Prize-winning economist Paul Krugman published a scantly worded analysis of Estonia’s “incomplete” economic recovery on his NYT blog. Estonian President Toomas Hendrik Ilves was not amused. Now, a Latvian composer has set Ilves’ Twiraide to music.
Composer Eugene Birman’s interpretation, Nostra Culpa, will feature two acts and a pair of singers representing Krugman and Ilves, respectively. The piece will premiere on April 7 at the Estonian Music Days festival and will be accompanied by the Tallinn Chamber Orchestra. You can read the rest of Birman’s source material here, here and especially here.