Sofia Gubaidulina Misterioso 2014 Atopos Contemporary Classical Music

Gubaidulina cover
Price Euro 24.99

ATP 023-24
Sofia Gubaidulina


Sofia Gubaidulina completed her education at the Conservatory of Kazan in 1954 and continued her compositional studies in Moscow with Nikolai Peiko and Vissarion Shebalin until 1963. Since then Gubaidulina has been a freelance composer. After her compositional activity was subject to constant repression in the Soviet Union, she moved to Germany in 1992 and since then has lived near Hamburg. Gidon Kremer’s commitment to her violin concerto ‘Offertorium’ in the 1980s helped her to become rapidly known in the West. She is a member of the Berlin Academy of Fine Arts and the order ‘Pour le mérite’, and was awarded the Paemium Imperiale (1998), the Polar Music Prize (2002) and the Golden Lion of the Venice Biennale (2013).

The first CD of this double album contains a series of compositions in which percussion is the protagonist. I was very surprised to see how Gubaidulina dealt with them, layering a complex fabric of up to seven different sets and how she then achieved unprecedented results, daring to put these sound sources together with other instruments like the organ. But this union is also the other theme of the CD, which, apart from two short piano pieces, has an original chamber music dimension, a mix of sounds that is the result of all these different elements that I described above. It is truly a new music that strikes us for the clarity of its syntactic thought and a continuous elegance of writing that has a very profound communicative value, written by a composer who will remain in the history of these decades as someone who lead the evolution of music research, the author of some true masterpieces.

Recording: Mauro Forte, Tommaso Leonetti, Francesco Frosini
Mastering: Sonoria Prato
Artistic Director: Daniele Lombardi
© 2015 Fondazione ATOPOS

Contents   Commentary  
Misterioso by Sofia Gubaidulina (CD 1)
Sofia Gubaidulina Jubilatio* 08:06 1979 for 4 percussionists
Sofia Gubaidulina In the beginning there was rhythm* 17:21 1984 for 7 percussionists
Sofia Gubaidulina Pari e dispari* 13:19 1991 for 7 percussionists and harpsichord
Sofia Gubaidulina Misterioso 11:33 1977 for 7 percussionists
Sofia Gubaidulina Detto I sonata 19:09 1980 for organ and percussion
  total time 69:28
 *world premiere recording

Jonathan Faralli - Conductor and percussion soloist, Edy Bodecchi - Organ. I percussionisti dell’Istituto Pietro Mascagni di Livorno: Samuel Baldi, Tommaso Ferrieri Caputi, Giacomo Putrino, Mario Lai, Matteo Lenzi, Fabio Macchiavelli, Giacomo Cirinei
  Listen to excerpts from our catalogue and order
complete CD recordings on-line
Misterioso by Sofia Gubaidulina (CD 2)
Sofia Gubaidulina Quasi Hoquetus 0:30 1984 for viola, double bass and piano
Sofia Gubaidulina Five Etudes - largo, allegretto, adagio, allegro disperato, largo 14:06 1965 for harp, double bass, percussions.
Sofia Gubaidulina Ritorno perpetuo* 14:42 1997 for harpsichord
Sofia Gubaidulina Toccata-Troncata 02:49 1971 for piano
Sofia Gubaidulina Invention 01:02 1974 for piano
Sofia Gubaidulina Garten von Freuden und Traurigkeiten* 18:21 1980 for flute, viola, harp and speaker
  total time 51:30
 *world premiere recording.

Lucia Bova - Harp, Antonio Caggiano - Percussions, Massimo Ceccarelli - Double bass, Maurizio Paciariello - Piano, Luca Sanzò - Viola, Chiara Tiboni - Harpsichord, Manuel Zurria - Flute, Philippe Daverio - Speaker
  Listen to excerpts from our catalogue and order
complete CD recordings on-line
ATP 019-20
Gubaidulina cover ATP 023-24
Feldman ATP 025-1-2-3
ATP 026-27

Live concert recording of world premiere performances

The best in contemporary classical composers and performers

Listen to excerpts from our catalogue and order complete CD recording on-line