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Goebaidoelina 80

Oct 23 2011

A day before Sofia Gubaidulina’s eightieth birthday the Muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ dedicates a mini-festival to the Russian-Tartar composer. She composed one of the keystone works of her oeuvre for the former Schönberg Ensemble and the Netherlands Chamber Choir: Now Always Snow, a cantata depicting a Russian winter soundscape with a skilfully applied palette of sounds. Sparkling woodwind motifs and neurotically whispering strings evoke piercing wind gusts and a snowstorm. Descensio, a work rooted in Gubaidulina’s deeply-felt piousness, depicts the descent of the Holy Spirit. The composer’s musical origins, in the form of Anton Webern, call for inclusion in the programme, as does her geographical country of origin: Faradzj Karajev adds lustre to the festivities with the Dutch première of his The Outsider.

Dit concert maakt deel uit van de multidisciplinaire programmareeks Actueel, Avontuurlijk, Aangrijpend, met het thema “Expats – Goebaidoelina 80”. Een samenwerkingsinitiatief van het Koninklijk Concertgebouworkest, zie www.concertgebouworkest.nl/AAA

 

Artists

SOFIA GOEBAIDOELINA
Now always snow
Descensio
FARADZJ KARAJEV 
The Outsider 
ANTON WEBERN 
Entflieht auf leichten Kähnen, Op. 2
ELENA FIRSOVA 
Odyssey 

ASKO|SCHÖNBERG
NEDERLANDS KAMERKOOR
conductor
Reinbert de Leeuw
alto
Dorien Lievers
tenor
Albert van Ommen
bass
Gilad Nezer
voice
Serguei Dovgaliouk

 

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Oct. 23 2011

Sunday

15:00

Amsterdam

Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ