SOFIA GUBAIDULINA 85
1st concert of the HARMONY series
Sofia Gubaidulina (1931)
“Fachwerk” – Concerto for Bayan, Percussion and Strings (2009)
Oratorio “Über Liebe und Haß” (“On Love and Hatred”; premiere)
GEIR DRAUGSVOLL (bayan)
AILE ASSZONYI (soprano)
MATI TURI (tenor)
ATLAN KARP (baritone)
UKU JOLLER (bass)
Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir
Chamber Choir Voces Musicales
Estonian National Symphony Orchestra
Conductor ANDRES MUSTONEN
This autumn the world’s music community is celebrating the 85th birthday of Sofia Gubaidulina, who is one of today’s greatest composers. Gubaidulina is a composer of Tatar heritage with an Orthodox worldview. She studied in Kazan and Moscow. Until 1992, she lived and worked in Moscow and was considered to “have gone down the same erroneous path” as a group of other composers such as Schnittke, Pärt and Denisov. Since 1992, Gubaidulina has lived in Germany. Gubaidulina’s musical images convey mystique, metaphysics and religious spirituality, and her musical fantasy often ventures into the topics of the Apocalypse and the Last Judgement.
The premiere of Gubaidulina’s Oratorio will take place in Tallinn, conducted by Andres Mustonen, who has been for many years a close artistic partner of Gubaidulina and performed premieres of several of her major compositions.
Geir Draugsvoll is considered to be one of the most important musicians on his instrument, the bayan. Through collaborations with many composers, Geir Draugsvoll must be characterized as one of the pioneers on his – from a classical point of view – young instrument, and he has premiered a large number of works. This includes “Fachwerk” by Sofia Gubaidulina, which is also dedicated to Geir Draugsvoll.
The first concert of the series is dedicated to the 85th birthday of the Russian composer, Sofia Gubaidulina. Three of the concerts will feature music by Brahms, and the series will come to an end with a celebration of the 130th birthday of Heino Eller, a great figure in Estonian music. Triple Concerto is the final concert of the series, showcasing the winners of the “Classical Stars” competition.
14.10.2016 SOFIA GUBAIDULINA 85. Conductor ANDRES MUSTONEN
18.11.2016 ENSO 90. Conductor NEEME JÄRVI
31.03.2017 BRAHMS & SCHUBERT. Conductor JOSEPH SWENSEN
28.04.2017 TRIPLE CONCERTO. Conductor OLARI ELTS
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