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“Repentance:” Gubaidulina Premiere in San Francisco

On 22 February 2009 members of the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra will give the world premiere of the new work “Repentance” for violoncello, 3 guitars and double bass by Sofia Gubaidulina.

The Italian term “ravvedimento” is behind the work’s English title, which only indirectly informs us of the content and nature of the composition. “Ravvedimento” is the title of a 2007 composition by Gubaidulina for violoncello and guitar quartet, which the composer has now adapted for the above-named ensemble. The work was composed for the cellist Ivan Monighetti, who premiered it together with the guitar ensemble “quasi fantasia” in Tranekaer, Denmark. The title, according to Gubaidulina, means about the same as regret. Regret because the much-occupied composer, busy with new works, had to postpone the project for so long before she could finally finish it.

22.02.2009

San Francisco

Sofia Gubaidulina: “Repentance” for violoncello, 3 guitars and double bass

Members of the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra