Sophia: Biography of a Violin Concerto

Overview

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," ...
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Overview

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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/25/2011
  • UPC: 807280154597
  • Original Release: 2007
  • Source: Arthaus Musik
  • Region Code: 0
  • Presentation: Wide Screen / Stereo
  • Sound: stereo
  • Language: Deutsche, English, Français, Español, Italiano
  • Time: 56:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 63,039

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Sofia Gubaidulina Participant
Anne-Sophie Mutter Participant
Gidon Kremer Participant
Simon Rattle Participant
Technical Credits
Jan Schmidt-Garre Director
Thomas Beck Editor
Thomas Bresinsky Cinematographer
Gaby Kull-Neujahr Editor
Dieter Schneider Editor
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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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