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16
November 2017
Thursday
7:00 PM
NFM, Chamber Hall
Plac Wolności 1, 50-071 Wrocław
Sofia Gubajdulina for Cello, Accordion and Violin
Performers:

Klaudiusz Baran – accordion
Marcin Zdunik – cello
Radosław Pujanek – violin

Programme:

S. Gubajdulina Ten Preludes for solo cello, De profundis for solo accordion, In croce for accordion and cello, Silenzio for cello, violin and accordion 

Klaudiusz Baran / fot. zespołu Desorient

Sofia Asgatovna Gubaidulina is a Russian composer, whose compositions combine Russian and Central Asian regional styles with the western classical tradition. Gubaidulina was born in Tschistopol in the USSR, now Tatarstan, Russia. She had lessons at the Kazan Music Academy starting in 1946 and graduated from the Kazan Conservatory in 1954, having studied piano and composition. She then transferred to the Moscow Conservatory under Vissarion Shebalin, where she finished her post-graduate studies in 1961. During the Soviet Era, she earned a living writing film-scores, particularly animated films. Gubaidulina’s works exhibit a combination of traditional elements and avant-garde. She often employs an East-West juxtaposition and uses her soloist vis-à-vis their ensemble. Additionally, she writes for non-standard instruments, in unusual combinations, in order to produce distinctly colourful timbres. Early in her career, she was attracted to the modernist enthusiasms of her contemporaries, however, in 1970 she emerged as a voice of her own with the chamber piece Concordanza. She went on to compose innovative pieces for soloists such as the accordionist Friedrich Lips including De Profundis in 1978.

Gubaidulina has gained prestige through commissions from new music festivals, well-known ensembles, individual artists, and institutions such as the Library of Congress and the International Bach Academy of Stuttgart. She was commissioned to create a piece in celebration of the Millennium for the Kirov Opera conducted by Valery Gergiev, she wrote Zeitgestalten in 1994 for Simon Rattle and the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and on April 29, 1999, the New York Philharmonic under Kurt Masur, premiered her Two Paths, while on the same day, the NHK Symphony premiered In the Shadow of the Tree. Gubaidulina has received numerous honours, including the Japan Art Association’s Praemium Imperiale prize for music and two prestigious Koussevitzky International Recording Awards for new music.

 

 

Alixandra Porembski, English Language Annotator

Tickets:
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50 PLN
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The National Forum of Music, plac Wolności 1, 50-071 Wrocław, co-managed by the Minister of Culture and National Heritage, City of Wrocław and Lower Silesian Province, registered in Rejestr Instytucji Kultury run by the City of Wrocław as RIK 38/2014.

Patrons:

Wdrożenie e-usług w Filharmonii im. Witolda Lutosławskiego we Wrocławiu - etap 2 współfinansowany jest przez Unię Europejską ze środków Europejskiego Funduszu Rozwoju Regionalnego w ramach Regionalnego Programu Operacyjnego dla województwa dolnośląskiego na lata 2007 - 2013 oś priorytetowa 6. Wykorzystanie i promocja potencjału turystycznego o kulturalnego Dolnego Śląska (Turystyka i Kultura), działanie 6.5. Działania wspierające infrastrukturę turystyczną i kulturową.