An introduction to Sofia Gubaidulina’s violin concerto Offertorium, which we perform on Wednesday 6 November as part of Southbank Centre’s. SOFIA GUBAIDULINA – Offertorium ()* – Violinkonzert · Violin Concerto – Hommage à T. S. Eliot – Gidon Kremer* – Boston Symphony Orchestra* – Charles . The leading record label for classical music in Scandinavia. Get information on artists, composers and new releases and buy CDs & SACDs from the online.
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The soloist then enters, beginning a series of variations, each of which removes one note from the beginning and end of the theme. Skip to main content.
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Home Explore News Introducing: It was a good place for the world to start discovering the composer. Gramophone’s expert reviews easier than ever before. While this was happening, Gubaidulina attempted to have the chorale from Offertorium used in a film The Great Samoyed by Arkady Kordon for which she was scoring the music, but this was rejected by the director.
Beneath this, the harps and piano reconstruct the theme note by note, in reverse retrogradea process that concludes only at the very end with a complete statement from the solo violin.
Retrieved from ” https: This page was last edited on 9 Aprilat It was dedicated to Gidon Kremerwho in touring bubaidulina it around the world brought Gubaidulina to international attention. Whether you want to see what we offertoorium of today’s latest releases or discover what our critics thought of your favourite recordings from the past, you will find it all in our full-searchable Reviews Database.
The introduction presents the theme almost whole: This article includes a list of referencesrelated reading or external linksbut its sources remain unclear because it lacks inline citations.
But just as its title alludes both to the Bachian model and to the Mass, so ‘conversion’ seems to refer both to a translation of Bach and Webern, in whose manner the ‘Royal Theme’ is first stated into Russian idiom, and to some spiritual process for which that transformation could be a metaphor.
In fact, Gubaidulina was unofficially criticized by Tikhon Khrennikov for her heavy use of religion as inspiration. Update Required To play the media you will need to either update your browser to a recent version or update your Flash plugin.
The name of Sofia Gubaidulina has been heard more and more often in the West in the last few years, often enough bracketed with those of her close contemporaries Alfred Schittke and Edison Denisov.
Please help to improve this article by introducing more precise citations. Kremer, the person to whom it had been dedicated and given to perform, was at odds with the Moscow government for refusing to return to the Soviet Union at the end of his two-year period of permission to perform worldwide. Coming from the predominantly Islamic region of Tatarstan, Sofia Gubaidulina gained a dual heritage from her parents: Like many of her other pieces, Offertorium contains religious elements.
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To say that her Offertorium is a brilliantly clever game in which the Thema Regium from Bach’s Musical Offering is first dematerialized by removing its outermost notes two by two until only the central E remains and then remade by the reverse process, this time so that the theme emerges backwards would be much less than half the truth.
Gubaidulina began working on the piece in the summer oftaking musical advice from Pyotr Meshchaninov and completing it in March Gubaidulina was worried that her piece would never be performed by Kremer, who instead chose to stay in the West.
She composed it for Gidon Kremer, who gave the first performance, Leif Segerstam conducting, in Vienna on May 30, ; the final version, adding revisions of and to the original score, followed in London in Novemberagain with Kremer as soloist, now with Gennady Rozhdestvensky on the podium. Gubaidulina has offered no verbai programme for the Offertoriumso far as I know, but she has said in an interview in The Musical Times: The structure, after fewer hearings than the work deserves, seems diffuse at one or two points, the violinistic gestures too incessant, but of Gubaidulina’s striking personal vision and urgent eloquence there can be no doubt.
Continue reading about Offertorium in our online programme. Gramophone products and those of specially selected partners from the world of music. Only three of its seven movements actually use Eliot’s words from the Four Quartetssung in English but the whole work is concentrated upon his dark meditations on sin and redemption.
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On Wednesday 6 Novemberwe perform her violin concerto Offertoriumwhich is considered by many to be her greatest musical achievement. That she may be the most individual of iffertorium three and the most compellingly gifted is at least strongly suggested by this impressive coupling.
Wednesday, 30 October From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Light and darkness, ”the fire and the rose”, are the central images of the texts Gubaidulina has chosen, and her musical imagery, her use of instruments even, match those images with precise poetic insight.