Gubaidulina: Serenade

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Sofia Gubaidulina: Complete Guitar Works

Sofia Gubaidulina: Complete Guitar Works


Gubaidulina:

Repentance, for cello, bass and guitars

David Tanenbaum (guitar I), Thomas Viloteau (guitar II), Paul Psarras (guitar III), Peter Wyrick (cello), Mark Wright (bass)

Serenade

Toccata

Sotto voce

World Première Recording

Marc Teicholz (guitar II), Jodi Levitz (viola), Scott Pingel (bass)


David Tanenbaum (guitar)

Sofia Gubaidulina has found a soulfulness and freedom in the guitar which speaks to her musical language of expressive mood and often mysterious but precise sonorities. In both Repentance and Sotto Voce she combines guitars with lower stringed instruments, creating a virtuosic, multi-dimensional and deeply poetic role for each voice. Fascinating new sounds from the guitar are produced,

from the most eloquent chorales to remarkable effects using a drinking glass. The earlier Serenade is ‘music for pleasure’, while this première recording of the Toccata reveals a work with a driving momentum that hardly stops.

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Naxos - 8573379

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Sofia Gubaidulina: Repentance

Sofia Gubaidulina: Repentance


Gubaidulina:

Repentance, for cello, bass and guitars

for cello, three guitars and double bass

Serenade

for solo guitar

Piano Sonata

Sotto voce

world première recording


Jacob Kellermann (guitar), Lucas Brar (guitar), Franz Halász (guitar), Hariolf Schlichtig (viola), Wen-Sinn Yang (cello), Philipp Stubenrauch (double bass), Débora Halász (piano)

Within the output of Sofia Gubaidulina, solo and chamber music occupies a position of prominence; she has written more than eighty such works. One of the earliest is the brief – and not really typical – Serenade for solo guitar from 1960, composed as a commission from a Moscow publishing house for inclusion in a collection of guitar compositions. The composer was asked to write a piece not overly difficult or progressive, and has later described the result as ‘music for pleasure’. Demonstrating a particular closeness to the guitar, Gubaidulina’s later writing for it has exploited its sound spectrum in previously unimagined ways. Two further works involving the guitar are included here, with Repentance from 2008 being a reworking of an earlier work, just as its title is a translation of the original’s Italian one, Ravvedimento. Her latest work involving the guitar, and also the latest on this disc (and a world première recording) is Sotto voce for viola, double bass and two guitars. About this unusual combination, Gubaidulina has remarked: ‘It fascinated me on account of its dark colour and its potential for contrast between a muted, almost whispered sotto voce sound and that particular sort of expressivity that low-pitched instruments possess’. Each with a duration of more than 20 minutes, these two works frame the equally substantial but much earlier Piano Sonata. Looking back at her youth, the composer has described the piano in her family home as ‘the only light’ in ‘a fairly grey and uninteresting existence’. Striking features of the sonata include borrowings from jazz and the twelve-tone row which underpins all its three movements – a nod towards the dodecaphony through which Gubaidulina asserted her place in the Russian musical avant-garde at an early stage. This varied and fascinating journey into the world of Sofia Gubaidulina’s chamber music is given us by a Munich-based group of eminent musicians.

“Gubaidulina shows how viable the post-Shostakovich explosion of Russian compositional activity has remained...this release is a must for its substantial additions to the still-expanding Gubaidulina discography.” Gramophone Magazine, Awards Issue 2014

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Ispaniada

Ispaniada

'Spanish' Music by Russian Composers


Albéniz:

Malagueña, Op. 165, No. 3

(arr. Joachim Stutschewsky)

Dargomïzhsky:

Spanish Romance (from The Stone Guest)

Gubaidulina:

Serenade

Ippolitov-Ivanov:

Spanish Serenade

Morkov:

Zapateado

Obiedov:

Songs and Dances of Latin America

Pettoletti:

Cachucha

Shchedrin:

In Imitation of Albeniz

Sychra:

Cachucha

Spanish Frivolities

Zolotaryov:

Ispaniada


The Timofeyev Ensemble

There is a certain mystery in the obsession that Russian composers have had with Spanish music. One can argue it is down to works such as Glinka’s Jota Aragonesa or Rimsky-Korsakov’s Capriccio Espagnol which were essential steps for the composers and their listeners to imagine Russia’s own path to a national means of musical expression.

The works are performed by the The Timofeyev Ensemble, a Russian duo that always involve mother and son, Natalia Timofeyeva (cello) and Oleg Timofeyev (Russian seven-string guitar), and any number of guest artists.

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Perceptions of Time

Perceptions of Time


Gubaidulina:

Serenade

Jormin:

Three Angels

Tiden är ingenting

Lhasa

Mossenmark:

Green Bridge

Notes on Fratres

Pärt:

Fratres for Guitar and Violin


Mats Bergström (guitar), with Anders Jormin (double bass) & Joakim Svenheden (violin)

Mats Bergström is without a doubt one of our most famous and prominent guitarists. He has worked as a soloist, accompanist and ensemble musician in various genres.

On Perceptions of Time we can hear Mats together with the bass player Anders Jormin, composer of four tracks, and the violinist Joakim Svenheden. This trio plays the seven compositions beautifully and in a very sensitive manner. For instance, we get to hear a totally reworked – and personally authorized by Pärt – version for guitar and violin of Pärt’s classic Fratres.

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