Sofia Gubaidulina. Chaconne for piano. Composition Information ↓; Description ↓; Appears On ↓. Share on. facebook · twitter · tumblr. Sofia Gubaidulina. Publisher: G. Schirmer. Chaconne (). Work Notes. available in the USA, Canada and Mexico only. Publisher. Hans Sikorski/VAAP. Sofia Gubaidulina (b. ) Chaconne (). Gubaidulina composed this piece, one of the earliest in her catalogue, in , when she was.

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Sofia Gubaidulina

A more complete list of her scores for animated films may be found on her profile at Animator. For Gubaidulina, music was an escape from the socio-political atmosphere of Soviet Russia.

Introspection Late Night Partying. When the bass theme returns it is at first disguised by the right hand, which heads into more obsession with F sharp, now skipping up and down in octaves. Later, the double bass has another solo, tremolando and with sliding bow, from which it moves toward an implacable ostinato drawn from the chorale. Conversations About Music, ed. See also Hakobian, The first movement is based on an agitated theme in sixteenth notes varied by triplets and dotted rhythms.

She was supported, however, by Dmitri Shostakovichwho in evaluating her final examination encouraged her to continue down her path despite others calling it “mistaken”. The second movement shifts to a different expressive world. To this end, Gubaidulina often devises durational ratios in order to create the temporal forms for her compositions.

Rhythmically, Gubaidulina places significant stress on the fact that temporal ratios should not be limited to local figuration; rather, the temporality of the musical form should be the defining feature of rhythmic character.

There is an explicit cadenza this time for the keyboard soloist with the invitation to extend itafter which the music maintains its seriousness to the end. Four motives pitch sets are utilized throughout the entire sonatawhich also constitute the cyclical elements upon which the rhetoric of the piece is constructed. In the recapitulation, the chord progression of the first thematic complex is brought to the higher registers, preparing the coda based on secondary theme cantabile element, which gradually broadens.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Exploration of a wide range of sounds, within the possibilities of the instrument, involving both traditional and nontraditional methods of sound productions are another important mean.

This evening we hear an arrangement for strings by Torsten Johann, kindly made available by the Freiburg Baroque Orchestra. This section of a biography of a living person needs additional citations for verification. She wrote it for Marina Mdivani, who took fourth prize at the Tchaikovsky Competition that year, and who gave the first performance, though not until March The young king presented gubaidulinq aging composer with a theme, and asked him to improvise a fugue, which Bach duly did.


The Republic of Tatarstan Academy of Sciences. Nikolai Demidenko Live at Wigmore Hall. Rainy Day Relaxation Road Trip. Musical expression in this work is achieved through a variety of means. The work follows the classical formal structure in 3 movements: Among these dozen or so compositions, the A minor concerto stands out in having two additional soloists, on flute and violin, thereby reproducing the scoring of the Fifth Brandenburg Concerto, which was certainly completed by March 24,when Bach inscribed his dedication to the lucky margrave.

The piece plays for twelve minutes or so. The Piano Sonata is dedicated to Henrietta Mirvisa pianist greatly admired by the composer.

She does it through narrower means of intervallic and rhythmic relationship within the primary material of her works, by seeking to discover the gubaidulinx and mysticism of the sound, as well as on a larger scale, through carefully thought architecture of musical form.

Finally a fugato, nervous and thrilling, takes off from the wreckage of one particularly emphatic series of chords, signaling Gubaydulina ‘s complete abandonment of the eight-bar form.

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The first work in which Gubaidulina experiments with this concept of proportionality is Perceptions for Soprano, Baritone, and Seven String Instrumentsrev. Not unlike the violin chaconne in this respect, the six-part ricercar has been a great source of interest to later musicians. The 12th movement, “Montys Tod” Monty’s Deathuses the Fibonacci series in its rhythmical structure with the number of quarter notes in individual episodes corresponding to numbers from Fibonacci series.

There is another, cadenza-like stretch of thirty-second notes from the keyboard against a staccato quarter-note pulse from everyone else near the end.

AllMusic relies heavily on JavaScript. There are two elements in the primary thematic complex of the first movement: This notion is furthered by her extreme dichotomy characterized by chromatic space vs. The key is C major, but the music is soon moving away from this easeful tonality, and that process continues through the continuation, in which the material is developed — first, as before, with flute and keyboard to the fore, then violin and keyboard.

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In keeping with Baroque tradition — soon to be exemplified in this concert — the work is based on an eight-bar bass moving slowly and with gravity, though Gubaidulina makes this a bass in duple time rather than the orthodox triple.

Finally, another important melodic technique can be seen with her use of harmonics.

Sofia Gubaidulina – Chaconne

They enter into that layer of our consciousness which is not logical, they are at the boundary between the conscious and the subconscious”. In other projects Wikimedia Commons. December Learn how and when to remove this template message. Soon this music too has begun racing, and one last blistering run up the keyboard sets the stage for the unaltered return of the initial ciacona theme.

It is true that Gubaydulina ‘s mature style is present here only in occasional glimmers and foretastes, but the Ciacona is nevertheless quite a satisfying work to listen to, the product of both a good student of music at work and a ferocious creative temperament which would eventually find its full expression.

Views Read Edit View history. Specifically, she is prone to utilizing elements of the Fibonacci sequence or the Golden Ratioin which each succeeding element is equal to the sum of the two preceding elements i.

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Their purely physical characteristics, of the timpani and membranophones and so on, when the skin vibrates, or the wood is touched, respond. Finally chacconne a full reprise of the theme before, as the right hand keeps repeating chords of B minor, the left hand eventually agrees to settle on the keynote at the bottom of the instrument. Then the right hand begins quietly insisting on F sharp and leading the music astray, if still within fields of the Baroque: The first movement is related to the “horizontal” line, which symbolizes human experience while the second movement reflects fhaconne “vertical” line, which represents man’s striving for full realization in the Divine.

Gubaidulina’s music is characterised by the use of unusual instrumental combinations. Romantic Evening Sex All Themes.