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19 march|gubaidulina in stockholm | 19.00 | stockholm


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Russian composer Sofia Gubaidulina is one of the prominent musical voices of the past half a century. Her works are well loved worldwide for their introspective spirituality and innate sense of drama and development. The New European Ensemble has featured her work throughout this seasons programming and will present two of her recent chamber works Sotto Voce (2010) and Repentence (2008). The guitar and double bass are among her favourite instruments and are featured prominently in both works. Sotto Voce for viola, bass and two guitars is built out of quasi-improvisatory materials derived from the interval of a minor second that traverses a wide range of textures. Repentence for cello, double bass and three guitars is a kind of cello concerto, with virtuosic and melodic cello writing supported by the rich harmonic chordal material in the guitars.



Sofia Gubaidulina - Repentence for cello, double bass and three guitars

Sofia Gubaidulina - Sotto Voce for viola, double bass and two guitars



Jacob Kellerman – guitar

Franz Hallasz – guitar

Lucas Brar – guitar

Emlyn Stam – viola

Willem Stam – cello

James Oesi – double bass



New European Ensemble is supported by Fonds Podiumkunsten (from 2017) and the city of The Hague