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Sofia Gubaidulina: Norwegian and Swedish Premiere of “Fachwerk“

Trondheim + Camerata Nordisca

The dedicatee of the bayan concerto "Fachwerk" composed in 2009 is Geir Draugsvoll, Norwegian bayanist living in Copenhagen. He will perform the Norwegian premiere of Sofia Gubaidulina's work in Trondheim on 8 October 2011 with the Trondheim Symphony Orchestra conducted by Øjvind Gimse. Draugsvoll already presented the world premiere in 2009 in Gent (Belgium) with the Amsterdam Sinfonietta and Anders Loguin (percussion).

In conjunction with this concert, NAXOS is introducing its new Gubaidulina CD to the public in Trondheim. It contains the recording of "Fachwerk" (with the interpreters at the Trondheim concert) as well as "Silenzio."

One week later, on 14 October, the bayanist will give the Swedish premiere in Oskarshamn of the bayan concerto with Mika Takehara (percussion) and the Camerata Nordica conducted by Terje Tønnesen.

For Sofia Gubaidulina, the term FACHWERK, the sound of which fascinates her no end, contains two components. On the one hand, there is the craftsmanship necessary to make the composition into a performable musical work in its structure, form and architecture. On the other hand, the term also has aesthetic components. The “fachwerk” method of construction serves the buildings of the late Middle Ages and Early Modern Age not only from the point of view of statics, but also lends the buildings an especially charming, picturesque appearance. In the instrument bayan, too, the “fachwerk” principle is perfectly manifest, in the composer’s view, due to its method of construction and specific sound possibilities. Thus, beauty and construction are combined to form an artistic whole in Sofia Gubaidulina’s latest instrument concerto, as in her previous works.

8 October 2011
Nidarosdom, 6 PM
Norwegian premiere: Sofia Gubaidulina
“Fachwerk“ for bayan, percussion and strings
Geir Draugsvoll (bayan)
Eirik Raude (percussion)
Trondheim Symfoniorkester
Øjvind Gimse (direction)

14 October 2011
Oskarshamn Church, 7 PM
Swedish premiere: Sofia Gubaidulina
“Fachwerk“ for bayan, percussion and strings
Geir Draugsvoll (bayan)
Mika Takehara (percussion)
Camerata Nordica
Terje Tønnesen (direction)


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