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“So be it” – New Chamber Music Work by Sofia Gubaidulina Given World Premiere

At this year’s 5th International Shostakovich Days in Gohrisch, Sofia Gubaidulina’s work “So be it” for violin, double bass, piano and percussion, completed in 2013, will be given its world premiere at a chamber matinee concert on 21 September 2014. The title “So be it” is the translation of the word “Amen”. The performers will be Nurit Stark (violin), Alexander Suslin (double bass), Cédric Pescia (piano) and Taiko Saito (percussion).

The composer wrote the work “in memory of Viktor Suslin” by request of the Israeli violinist Nurit Stark for a Suslin memorial CD. The composer Viktor Suslin died on 10 July 2012; he was a close friend and long-time colleague of Gubaidulina. The memorial CD will be issued this autumn by the BIS label.

Viktor Suslin’s “Capriccio über die Abreise” (Capriccio on the Departure) for two violins and “Mobilis” for violin solo, as well as Dmitri Shostakovich’s Preludes and Fugues, Op. 87 (selection) and String Quartet No. 7 in F-sharp minor, Op. 108 will also be performed at this concert.

21 September 2014
Konzertzelt (concert tent), 11 AM
World premiere: Sofia Gubaidulina
“So be it” for violin, double bass, piano and percussion
Nurit Stark (violin)
Alexander Suslin (double bass)
Cédric Pescia (piano)
Taiko Saito (percussion)
Further performers:
Rebecca Beyer (violin)
Jascha Nemtsov (piano)
Jacobus Stainer Quartet


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