Voices from the East

April 19, 2015, 7:00 pm

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With mechanical consistency, a lone bell creates a meditative sound. Very slowly, strings begin shimmering through the image by playing canonic scales. This Cantus in Memory of Benjamin Britten, written by Estonian composer Arvo Pärt, will be the first piece we hear in this week’s program Voices from the East. Throughout the week, our musical journey brings us to composers that were born in the most northern of the Baltic states; in Tschistapol, on the banks of the Kama river in western Russia; and in Tbilisi, the capital of Georgia in the middle of the Caucasus Mountains: Arvo Pärt, Sofia Gubaïdulina and Giya Kancheli. Follow us on our journey!

Playlist

Episode 1

Arvo Pärt: Cantus in Memory of Benjamin Britten
Stuttgart State Opera/Davies
ECM 1405
5:04

Pärt: Tabula Rasa, I. Ludus
Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra/Järvi
DG 457647
9:50

Pärt: Symphony No. 4, Los Angeles
LA Philharmonic/Salonen
ECM 2160
34:52

Episode 3

Sofia Gubaidulina: Piano Quintet, II. Andante marziale
Quatuor Molinari & Louise Bessette, p.
ATMA 22689
7:00

Gubaidulina: Chaconne
Beatrice Rauchs, p.
BIS 853
8:57

Gubaidulina: Musical Toys
Mechanical Accordion
Magic Roundabout
Andreas Haefliger, p.
Sony 53960
1:12

Gubaidulina: In Tempus Praesens (excerpt)
London Symphony Orchestra/Valery Gergiev; Anne-Sophie
Mutter, v.
DG 0012054-02
14:46

Gubaidulina: Musical Toys
A Bear Playing the Bass & The Black Woman
Andreas Haefliger, p.
Sony 53960
1:01

Gubaidulina: Sonata, III
Andreas Haefliger, p.
Sony 53960
2:38

Gubaidulina: Ten Preludes for solo cello
I. Staccato – legato
II. Legato – staccato
IV. Ricochet
Vladimir Tonkha, vc.
Megadisc 7819
5:11

Gubaidulina: Musical Toys
The Woodpecker
The Sleigh With Little Bells
The Drummer
Musicians of the Forest
Andreas Haefliger, p.
Sony 53960
6:52

Episode 4

Sofia Gubaidulina: Reflections on the Theme B-A-C-H
Quatuor Molinari
ATMA 22689
7:00

Gubaidulina: Hommage à T.S. Eliot for Octet And Soprano,
IV, II, III V
Christine Whittlesey, s; Gidon Kremer, v.; Klaus Thunemann,
bsn.; Isabelle van Keulen, v.; David Geringas, vc.;
Tabea Zimmermann, vla. ; Alois Posch, bass; Eduard
Brunner, cl. Radovan Vlatkovic, hn.
DG 471625
13:30

Gubaidulina: Two Paths: Music For Two Solo Violas And
Symphony Orchestra
New York Philharmonic Orchestra/Kurt Masur; Cynthia Phelps
& Rebecca Young, vlas.
Special Editions NYP 3
24:26

Sofia Gubaidulina: Walzerspaß
Gidon Kremer & Catherine Metz, violins; Friederike Schenk,
vla.; Ksenja Jankovic, vc.; Mark Marder, bass; Meir
Rimon, trombone; Stefan Schweigert, bsn.
Philips 4322522
3:49

Episode 5

Giya Kancheli: Theme from Mimino
Gidon Kremer, v. & Andrei Pushkarev, vibraphone
ECM 2188
2:50

Kancheli: Vom Winde Beweint (Mourned by the Wind), I
State Symphony Orch of Georgia/Jansug Kakhidze; Yuri
Bashmet, vla.
Melodiya 1002286
11:06

Kancheli: Herio Bichebo from Earth, This Is Your Son
Dino Saluzzi, bandoneon; Andrei Pushkarev, vibraphone
ECM 2188
3:42

Kancheli: Main Theme from Cinema
Kremer, v.; Andrei Pushkarev, vibraphone
ECM 2188
1:34

Kancheli: Symphony No. 5
Georgian State Symphony Orchestra/Jansug Kakhidze
Nonesuch 79290
1:00, 25:27

Kancheli: Main Theme from The Role for a Beginner
Dino Saluzzi, bandoneon; Andrei Pushkarev, vibraphone
ECM 2188
2:27

Episode 2

Arvo Pärt: Perpetuum Mobile, Op. 10
Bamberg Symphony Orchestra/Neeme Järvi
BIS 434
4:07

Pärt: Collage Uber BACH: Toccata
Ulster Orchestra/Takuo Yuasa
Naxos 8558182-83
2:47

Pärt: Wenn Bach Bienen Gezüchtet Hätte
Boris Berman, p.
Chandos 9134
7:31

Pärt: Für Alina
Alexei Lubimov, p.
Naxos 8558182-83
3:57

Arvo Pärt: Passio Domini Nostri Jesu Christi secundum
Joannem (St. John Passion)
Tonus Peregrinus/Antony Pitts
Naxos 8558182-83
3:57

Arvo Pärt: De Profundis
Elora Festival Orchestra, Elora Festival Singers/Jurgen
Petrenko & Noel Edison, conductors
Naxos 8.557299
5:52

Arvo Pärt: In Principio
I. In Principio Erat Verbum
V. Et Verbum Caro Factum Est
Estonian National Symphony Orchestra, Estonian Philharmonic
Chamber Choir/Tõnu Kaljuste
ECM 2050
6:55

Arvo Pärt: Berliner Messe
VIII. Agnus Dei
IV. Zweiter Alleluiavers
Tallinn Chamber Orchestra, Estonian Philharmonic Chamber
Choir/Tõnu Kaljuste
ECM 1505

Pärt: Spiegel im Spiegel
Daniel Hope, v.; Simon Mulligan, p.
Nimbus 5631
8:41