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Sofia Gubaidulina - new violin concerto
« on: April 09, 2007, 04:04:45 AM »
The renowned Lucerne Festival is dedicating itself to the subject of “Origin” in 2007. Sofia Gubaidulina has been invited here, too, and has composed a Violin Concerto for Anne-Sophie Mutter commissioned by the Paul Sacher Foundation. On 30 August 2007 Simon Rattle will direct the Berlin Philharmonic in the premiere of the work at the Concert House in Lucerne. The German premiere will follow on 6 September 2007 at the Berlin Philharmonie.

Anyone going to hear this concert live? I would give my right arm for that! ;D Do anyone know if this concert is going to be aired in the radio?

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Re: Sofia Gubaidulina - new violin concerto
« Reply #1 on: October 07, 2010, 11:21:14 AM »
Just heard part of this work, In Tempus Praesens, concerto for violin & orchestra, last night on the French-Canadian Espaces Musique.  I thought it was a wonderful piece!

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Re: Sofia Gubaidulina - new violin concerto
« Reply #2 on: October 07, 2010, 11:37:41 AM »
Glad to hear that!  (Slightly embarrassed, since I've had the disc for months, but have only listened to the Bach violin concertos on it, which I liked.  Time to remedy!)

I have liked much of her work over the years, and am glad she's still around, writing.

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« Reply #3 on: October 07, 2010, 01:22:51 PM »
Glad to hear that!  (Slightly embarrassed, since I've had the disc for months, but have only listened to the Bach violin concertos on it, which I liked.  Time to remedy!)

I have liked much of her work over the years, and am glad she's still around, writing.

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It's that recording that was played, Bruce (the one with Anne-Sophie Mutter).  Let me know what you thought of the piece.

As I was listening to it, not knowing who's work this was, I thought it had to be either Ligeti or Penderecki.  I have to admit, I'd never even heard of this composer until now!

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Sofia Gubaidulina [1931 - ]
« Reply #4 on: March 13, 2017, 01:16:52 AM »
Born in Christopol - Tatar Republic - USSR (now the Republic of Tatarstan, Russian Federation) to a ethnic Russian mother and a Volga Tatar father.
She graduated in 1954 from the Kazan Conservatory. Studied in Moscow with Peyko and Shebalin.
Although she won the Stalin fellowship, her music was looked at as too modernist - however, Shostakovich supported her in her final examination, and encouraged her.
In the middle of the Seventies, she founded a folk-instrument improvisation group with fellow composers Victor Suslin and Vyacheslav Artyomov called Astreja.
Considered one of the most important Russian composers of the latter half of the 20th century, she has continued to compose in the 21st.

The earlier music is less bombastic than her later stuff - for example, the Piano Quintet (1957) - if a little derivative is a thoroughly successful piece.  This might be a place to start, and the listener can discard the works that have little appeal.

     Chamber
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 Piano Quintet, 1957
 5 etyudov, harp, double-bass, perc, 1965
 Vivente – non vivente, synth, tape, 1970
 Concordanza, chbr ens, 1971
 String Qt no.1, 1971
 Muzïka dlya Klavesina i udarnïkh instringsumentov iz kollektsii Marka Pekarskogo [Music for Hpd and Perc from M. Pekarsky’s Collection], 1972
 Quattro, 2 trumpets, 2 trombones, 1974
 Rumore e silenzio, harpsichord/celeste, perc, 1974
 Sonata, double-bass, piano, 1975
 Misterioso, 7 perc, 1977
 Tochki, linii i zigzagï [Dots, Lines and Zigzags], bass clarinet, piano, 1976
 Trio, 3 trumpet, 1976
 Duo-Sonata, 2 bassoon, 1977
 Yubilyatsiya [Jubilation], 4 perc, 1979
 In croce, cello, organ, 1979
 Sad radosti i pechali (Garten von Freuden und Traurigkeiten) [Garden of Joy and Sadness] (Tanzer), spkr (ad lib), flute, viola, harp, 1980
 Descensio, 3 trombones, 3 perc, harp, harpsichord/celeste, celeste/piano, 1981
 Raduysya [Rejoice], sonata, violin, cello, 1981
 Quasi hoquetus, bassoon, viola, piano, 1984
 V nachale bïh ritm [In the Beginning there was Rhythm], 7 perc, 1984
 String Qt no.2, 1987
 String Qt no.3, 1987
 String Trio, 1988
 Silenzio, bayan, violin, cello, 1991
 Chyot i nechet (Pari e dispari) [Even and Odd], 6 perc, harpsichord, 1991
 Meditation über den Choral ‘Vor deinen Thron tret ich hiermit’ von J.S. Bach, harpsichord, 2 violins, viola, cello, double-bass, 1993
 Rano utrom pered probuzhdeniyem [Early in the Morning Before Waking], 7 koto, 1993
 String Qt no.4, with tape, 1993
Tantsovshchik na kanate [Dancer on a Tightrope], violin, piano, 1993
 In Erwartung [In Anticipation], saxophone quartet, 6 perc, 1994
 Quaternion, 4 cellos, 1996
Risonanza for three trumpets, four trombones, organ, and six strings (2001)
 Reflections on the theme B-A-C-H for string quartet (2002)
 Mirage: The Dancing Sun for eight violoncelli (2002)
 On the Edge of Abyss for seven violoncelli and two waterphones (2002)
 Verwandlung (Transformation) for trombone, saxophone quartet, violoncello, double bass, and tam-tam (2004)
 The Lyre of Orpheus for violin, percussion, and strings (2006)
 Ravvedimento for cello and quartet of guitars (2007)
 Pentimento, an arrangement of 'Ravvedimento' for double-bass and three guitars (2007)
 Repentance, an arrangement of 'Ravvedimento' for cello, double-bass and three guitars (2008)
 Sotto voce, for viola, double-bass and two guitars (2010/2013)
 Labyrinth, for 12 celli (2011)
 So sei es, for violin, double-bass, piano, and percussion (2013)

      Piano music
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 Sonata for Piano, 1965
 Percission Sonata, 1966
 Org Sonata, 1969, rev. as Detto no.1, org, perc, 1978
 10 etyudov (10 preludii), vc, 1974
 Svetloye i tyomnoye [Light and Darkness], org, 1976
 De profundis, bayan, 1978
 Et ex-specto, sonata, bayan, 1986
 Slïshish' li tï nas, Luidzhi, vot tanets, kotorïy stantsuyet dlya tebya obïknovennaya derevyannaya treshchotka [Do you Hear us, Luigi, This is the Dance that the Ordinary Wooden Rattle will Make for You], perc, 1991
 Ritorno perpetuo, harpsichord, 1997
 

     Orchestral
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 Poema-skazka [Fairy-Tale Poem], 1971
 Stupeni (Stufen) [Steps] (R.M. Rilke), speaking chorus, orch, 1972
 Detto no.2, cello, inst ensemble, 1972
 Conerto for Bassoon and low strings, 1975
 Concerto for jazz band, orch, 1976 [after text by A. Fet]
 Introitus, conc., piano, chamber orch, 1978
 Te salutant, capriccio, 1978
 Offertorium, conc., violin, orch, 1980, rev. 1982, rev. 1986
 7 slov [7 Last Words], vc, bayan, str, 1982
 Stimmen … Verstummen … sym., 12 movts, 1986
 Pro et contra, 1989
 And: The Feast is in Full Progress, vc, orch, 1993
 Figurï vremeni (Zeitgestalten) [Figures of Time], 1994
 Music for Flute, Strings and Percussion, 1994
 Impromptu, flute, violin, string orchestra, 1996
 Viola Concerto, 1996
 The Rider on the White Horse for large orchestra and organ (2002)
 The Light of the End (Свет конца) for large orchestra (2003)
 Feast During a Plague for large orchestra (2006)
 Under the Sign of Scorpio variants on six hexachords for bayan and large orchestra (2003)
 ...The Deceitful Face of Hope and Despair for flute and orchestra (2005)
 In Tempus Praesens concerto for violin and orchestra (2007)
 Glorious Percussion concerto for percussion and orchestra (2008)
 Fachwerk, concerto for bayan, percussion and strings (2009)
 Concerto for violin, cello and bayan (2017)

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