Sophia: Biography of a Violin Concerto
  • Sophia: Biography of a Violin Concerto
  • Sophia: Biography of a Violin Concerto

Sophia: Biography of a Violin Concerto

Director: Jan Schmidt-Garre

Cast: Jan Schmidt-Garre, Sofia Gubaidulina, Anne-Sophie Mutter, Gidon Kremer

     
 

Russian-born composer Sofia Gubaidulina entered the international spotlight at a relatively late age, when the 49-year-old came forward with her premier violin concerto, "Offertorium," in 1980. Gubaidulina authored that piece for Gideon Kremer. Curiously, it would be another 12 years before Gubaidulina received a commission (from Paul Sacher) to author her second… See more details below

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Russian-born composer Sofia Gubaidulina entered the international spotlight at a relatively late age, when the 49-year-old came forward with her premier violin concerto, "Offertorium," in 1980. Gubaidulina authored that piece for Gideon Kremer. Curiously, it would be another 12 years before Gubaidulina received a commission (from Paul Sacher) to author her second violin concerto, and another 15 years after that until the notes fell on ears ripe with anticipation. For the debut of the "Second Violin Concerto," Gubaidulina insisted that no one other than German violin virtuoso Anne-Sophie Mutter perform it. That Mutter performance from August 2007 appears, in its entirety, in this classical concert film. Jan Schmidt-Garre directs.

Product Details

Release Date:
01/25/2011
UPC:
0807280154597
Original Release:
2007
Source:
Arthaus Musik
Region Code:
0
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Sound:
[stereo]
Time:
0:56:00
Sales rank:
57,755

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Sophia: Biography of a Violin Concerto
1. "To Make a Film About Your New Violin Concerto" [5:36]
2. Offertorium - Concerto For Violin and Orchestra (1980) [4:54]
3. A Year Before the World Premiere of the New Concerto [6:19]
4. Six Months Before the World Premiere [12:54]
5. Two Weeks Before the World Premiere [7:18]
6. Two Days Before the World Premiere [11:45]
7. Two Hours Before the World Premiere [1:34]
8. Finale [5:36]

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