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Re: Gubaidulina's Canticle
« Reply #40 on: October 25, 2021, 01:22:37 PM »
Happy birthday to Ms. Gubaidulina. Age 90, amazing. I have yet to really click with any of her music, but I would love to hear more of it. The only disc I have is The Canticle of the Sun with Rostropovich on EMI, and I think it may be a tad too esoteric for me. Anyone have any recommendations?

According to Wikipedia, she idolizes Anton Webern and J.S. Bach—two of my favorite composers.

I am in a similar situation, I have only heard one of her works, In tempus praesens, performed by Anne-Sophie Mutter and it didn't resonate with me. I'm not aware of how that work relates to Gubaiduilina's body of work.

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Re: Gubaidulina's Canticle
« Reply #41 on: October 25, 2021, 01:24:38 PM »
I am in a similar situation, I have only heard one of her works, In tempus praesens, performed by Anne-Sophie Mutter and it didn't resonate with me. I'm not aware of how that work relates to Gubaiduilina's body of work.

That is the only work I have heard as well.

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Re: Gubaidulina's Canticle
« Reply #42 on: October 25, 2021, 01:25:39 PM »
I ordered this:



Excited to check it out.

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Re: Gubaidulina's Canticle
« Reply #43 on: October 25, 2021, 02:56:16 PM »
Some of my favorite Gubaidulina works: Sieben Worte, Fachwerk, Viola Concerto, Pro et Contra, Offertorium, Music for Flute, Strings and Percussion, Piano Sonata, Garten von Freuden und Traurigkeiten and Alleluja. She was a difficult composer for me to get into because I didn't quite understand where she was coming from musically. Sometimes it takes awhile to assess a composer's style(s) and Penderecki was another one that took me quite some time to get into. She's not easy and her music doesn't fall on the ears like a velvet blanket, but I think she's an incredible composer and has a phenomenal ear for sonorities.
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Re: Gubaidulina's Canticle
« Reply #44 on: October 25, 2021, 02:57:12 PM »
I ordered this:



Excited to check it out.

A great disc! I wish Rozhdestvensky had recorded more of her work.
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Re: Gubaidulina's Canticle
« Reply #45 on: October 25, 2021, 05:28:36 PM »
Happy birthday to Ms. Gubaidulina. Age 90, amazing. I have yet to really click with any of her music, but I would love to hear more of it. The only disc I have is The Canticle of the Sun with Rostropovich on EMI, and I think it may be a tad too esoteric for me. Anyone have any recommendations?

According to Wikipedia, she idolizes Anton Webern and J.S. Bach—two of my favorite composers.

You might try Offertorium (her first violin concerto), which uses the theme from Bach's BWV 1079 as its starting point. Gubaidulina then takes that theme and subjects it to a somewhat Webern-like treatment (i.e., the piece shows influences of both).

On YouTube (just for easy access), I see the original with Gidon Kremer, which is very good. But there are also a good number of other, more recent versions that look quite interesting.

I am listening to this one now, and so far, it's superb. (I don't recall ever hearing this violinist.)
Arabella Steinbacher with Christoph von Dohnányi and NDR Sinfonieorchester (from 2009)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ob6hHDbLxo8

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Some of my favorite Gubaidulina works: Sieben Worte, Fachwerk, Viola Concerto, Pro et Contra, Offertorium, Music for Flute, Strings and Percussion, Piano Sonata, Garten von Freuden und Traurigkeiten and Alleluja.

All good recs. She has a particular love for low timbres, so there's a lot of bassoon and lower strings in many of her works.

I ordered this:



Excited to check it out.

A great one. Hope you like it, and let us know!

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Re: Gubaidulina's Canticle
« Reply #46 on: October 25, 2021, 06:37:06 PM »
I am listening to this one now, and so far, it's superb. (I don't recall ever hearing this violinist.)
Arabella Steinbacher with Christoph von Dohnányi and NDR Sinfonieorchester (from 2009)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ob6hHDbLxo8

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I am a fan of Steinbacher, particularly her recordings of the Bartok Concerti, and French Violin Sonatas.



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Re: Gubaidulina's Canticle
« Reply #47 on: October 26, 2021, 03:40:13 AM »
I am a fan of Steinbacher, particularly her recordings of the Bartok Concerti, and French Violin Sonatas.




Thanks for these recs. As a fan of all of these, will want to hear them at some point.

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Re: Gubaidulina's Canticle
« Reply #48 on: October 26, 2021, 10:43:43 PM »
Deutsche Grammophon has just released a recording of three recent(-ish) orchestral works by Gubaidulina.

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Re: Gubaidulina's Canticle
« Reply #49 on: January 15, 2022, 06:53:41 PM »
After some Gubaidulina love elsewhere, I found this fantastic live survey of all four of her string quartets, performed last fall by the Poland-based Royal String Quartet. Marvelous.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JbeS-PUaqDo

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