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STAGE WORKS top

PRELUDES C&V 2003 (Sikorski)
Ballet (Choreographisches Skizzenbuch [Choreographical Sketchbook]) in two parts by John Neumeier using Auerbach's "Twenty-Four Preludes for Violoncello and Piano" Op. 47 ["C"] and Twenty-Four Preludes for Violin and Piano" Op.46 ["V"].
First performance: 22 June 2003, Hamburg
John Neumeier (choreographer, stage design and costumes) - Soloists and corps de ballet of the Hamburg Ballet - Ani Aznavoorian (violoncello) - Vadim Gluzman (violin) - Lera Auerbach [Op.47] and Angele Yoffe [Op.46] (piano)

THE LITTLE MERMAID Op. 80 2004 (Sikorski)
Ballet in 3 acts by John Neumeier after Hans Christian Andersen’s fairy tale
Dedicated to John Neumeier
Commissioned by The Royal Danish Ballet
Copenhagen Version
3(picc, recorder, alto fl).3(cor anglais).4(bass cl, alto sax).3(db bn) – 4.3.3(bass tbn).1 – timp. 4perc (tgl, crot, flex, whistle, temple bl, tambourine, bass dr, ant.cym, bells, tam-t, glass harmonica, glsp, xyl, vibr, thunder sheet, singing saw). 2 harps. termen vox. piano. hpd. electronic org. strings
First performance: 15 April 2005, Copenhagen
John Neumeier (choreographer) – Soloists and corps de ballet of The Royal Theatre – Orchestra of The Royal Danish Theatre -Graham Bond (conductor)
Hamburg Version
3(picc, 2 recorders, alto fl).3(cor anglais).3(bass cl, alto sax).3(db bn) – 4.3.3(bass tbn).1 – timp. 4perc (tgl, whistle,, flex, crystal glasses, ant.cym, rainstick, temple bl, tambourine, snare drum, bass dr, bells, glsp, xyl, vibr). harp. termen vox. piano. cel. strings
First performance: 1 July 2007, Hamburg
John Neumeier (choreographer) – Soloists and corps de ballet of The Hambur Ballet – The Hamburg Philharmonic State Orchestra - Klauspeter Seibel (conductor)

ORCHESTRAL WORKS top

DIALOGUE WITH TIME Op. 39b 1997 (Sikorski)
for orchestra
(Part II of the piano concerto – it can be performed separately as an orchestral piece with the piano being part of the orchestra.)
Duration: 8’
3(picc).3(cor anglais).3.3(db bn) – 4.3.3(bass tbn).1 – timp. 3 perc (tgl, ratchet, temple bl, rain-stick, snare dr, gong, bass dr, cym, bells, xyl, vibr). harp. piano. strings (16/14/12/10/8)
First performance: 13 February 2007, Chicago
Symphony Orchestra of the Chicago College of Performing Arts - Stephen Aquire (conductor)

listen DOUBLE CONCERTO FOR VIOLIN, PIANO AND ORCHESTRA Op. 40 1997 (Sikorski)
Dedicated to Vadim Gluzman and Angela Yoffe
Commissioned by Stuttgard SWR
1. Moderato
2. Chorale (Andante religioso)
3. Vivace
Duration: 31’
3(picc).3(cor anglais).2(bass cl).2(db bn) – 4.3.2.1, 3 perc (timp, tgl, tamb, snare dr, bass dr, cym, gong, xyl, ratchet, rain-stick, cel). strings (16/14/12/10/8)
First performance: December 2006, Stuttgart
Vadim Gluzman (violin) – Angela Yoffe (piano) – Radio-Sinfonieorchester Stuttgart – Andrey Boreyko (conductor)

listen CONCERTO NO. 1 FOR VIOLIN AND ORCHESTRA Op. 56 2000/03 (Sikorski)
Dedicated to Philippe Quint
Commissioned by the American Youth Symphony
1. Grandioso
2. Moderato
3. Andante religioso
4. Allegro
Duration: 28’
2(picc).2(cor anglais).2(bass cl).2(db bn) – 4.0.0.0 – perc (timp, tgl, whistle, flex, temple bl, tamb, bass dr, cym, ant. cym, bells, tam-t, glsp, xyl, vibr, musical saw). harp. cel. piano. strings
First performance: 22 February 2004, Los Angeles
Philippe Quint (violin) – American Youth Symphony – Alexander Treger (conductor)

listen SUITE CONCERTANTE Op. 60 2001(Sikorski)
for violin, piano and string orchestra
Dedicated to Gidon Kremer
Commissioned by Gidon Kremer and Kremerata Musica for the 20th anniversary of the Lockenhaus Festival
1. In the Beginning
2. Con spirito
3. Scherzo-noir
4. The Unreachable
5. After the War
6. Dream from Childhood.
7. Toccata of Life and the Silence of the Past
Duration: 30’
strings (minimum 8/7/5/4/2)
First performance: 13 July 2001, Lockenhaus.
Gidon Kremer (violin) – Lera Auerbach (piano) – Kremerata Baltica

listenSERENADE FOR A MELANCHOLIC SEA Op. 68 2002 (Sikorski)
for violin, violoncello, piano and string orchestra
Dedicated to Gidon Kremer
Commissioned by Orchestra Ensemble Kanazawa
Duration: 10’
strings: divisi 7(14)/6(12)/4(8)/4(8)/2(4)
First performance: 12 September 2002, Kanazawa
Michael Dauth, violin – Marta Sudraba, violoncello – Andrius Zlabys, piano – Orchestra
Ensemble Kanazawa – Hiroyuki Iwaki (conductor)

listenCONCERTO NO. 2 FOR VIOLIN AND ORCHESTRA Op. 77 2004 (Sikorski)
Commissioned by Ensemble Kanazawa
one movement: Allegro
Duration: 14’
2(picc).2(cor anglais).2(bass cl).2(db bn) – 2.2.0.0 – perc (timp, tgl, flex, temple bl, bass dr, gong, vibr). cel. strings
First performance: 21 September 2004, Kanazawa
Akiko Suwanai (violin) – Orchestra Ensemble Kanazawa

listen DREAMS AND WHISPERS OF POSEIDON 2005 (Sikorski)
In memory of the lives taken by the sea on December 26, 2004
Commissioned by American Youth Symphony
one movement: Andante – Epilogue (Moderato)
Duration: 16’
3(picc, alto flute).3(cor anglais).4(bass cl, alto sax).3(db bn) – 4.3.3.1 – timp. 4 perc (tgl, temple bl, bass dr, cym, tam-t, bells, glsp, xyl, crystal glasses vibr, musical
saw). 2 harps. termen vox. cel. hpd. piano. org. strings (16/14/12/10/8)
First performance: 29 March 2005, Los Angeles
American Youth Symphony – Alexander Treger (conductor)

listen DIALOGUES ON STABAT MATER 2005 (Sikorski)
for violin, viola, vibraphone and string orchestra (continuo ad lib.) after Giovanni Battista Pergolesi’s “Stabat Mater”
Commissioned by Musikfest Bremen and Lucerne Festival
1. Moderato
2. Andante nostalgico
3. Allegro molto
4. Andante
5. Drammatico
6. Agitato
7. Moderato
8. Presto assai
Duration: 39’
First performance: 13 September 2005, Verden
Gidon Kremer (violin and conductor) – Ula Uljona (viola) – Kremetara Baltica

listen SYMPHONY No. 1 'CHIMERA' 2006 (Sikorski)
Commissioned by Düsseldorf Symphony
1. Aegri somnia
2. Post tenebras lux
3. Gorgoyles
4. Et in Arcadia ego
5. Siste, viator
6. Humum mandere
7. Requiem for Icarus
Duration: 45'
3(picc, alto fl).3(cor anglais).2(bass cl).3(db bn) – 4.3.3(bass tbn).1 – timp. 4perc (tgl, tam-t, cym, bass dr, rain-stick, bells,glass harmonica, vibr, glsp). 2 harps. termen vox. piano. cel. hpd. strings
First performance: 10 November 2006, Düsseldorf
Düsseldorf Symphony – John Fiore (conductor)

REQUIEM FOR ICARUS 2006 (Sikorski)
Duration: 10'
3(picc, alto fl).3(cor anglais).2(bass cl).3(db bn) – 4.3.3(bass tbn).1 – timp. 4perc (tgl, tam-t, cym, bass dr, rain-stick, bells,glass harmonica, vibr, glsp). 2 harps. termen vox. piano. cel. hpd. strings

listen SYMPHONY No. 2 'Requiem for a Poet' 2007 (Sikorski)
for Symphony, Chorus, mezzo-soprano and violoncello
Commissioned by NDR Radiophilarmonie
1. Agitato
2. Tempo di Marcia funebre
3. Corale
4. Prichet
5. Canon
6. Interlude Misterioso
7. Tempo di Marcia funebre
8. Adagio (Lament)
9. Tempo I
10. Postlude
All sections performed without pause.
'Requiem for a Poet' is a single large movement.
Duration: 39'
3(alto fl).2(cor anglais).3.3(db bn) – 4.3.3(bass tbn).1 – timp.
4perc (tgl, tam-t, bass dr,chimes,crystal glasses, vibr, flexatone, glsp).
1 harp. piano. strings. SATB chorus. solo cello. mezzo-soprano
First performance: 8 March 2007, Hannover
NDR Radiophilarmonie and Chorus – Eiji Oue(conductor)
Zorian Kushpler (mezzo-soprano) – Sonia Wieder-Atherthon(violoncello)

RUSSIAN REQUIEM 2007 (Sikorski)
For boy soprano, mezzo-soprano, bass, boys’ choir, mixed choir and large orchestra
Co-commissioned by Musikfest Bremen, Philharmonische Gesellschaft Bremen and Semana de Musica Religiosa Cuenca
Dedicated to the victims of tsarist and communist oppression
1. Prelude – Forgive Us, O Lord [Russian Orthodox]
2. Not Under the Foreign Skies [Anna Akhmatova]
3. The Scream [Zinaida Hippius]
4. A Prayer for the New Martyrs of Russia
    The Stars of Death [Anna Akhmatova]
5. Forgive me, O Lord [Russian Orthodox]
6. Pray for me [Anna Akhmatova, Joseph Brodsky]
7. Lord, Thou Hast Been my Dwelling Place [Psalm 90/91]
8. Grant Them Rest with the Saints [Zinaida Hippius]
9. Interlude. Memory eternal [Anna Akhmatova]
10. The Night. Prayers for the Death [Alexander Blok, Viktor Sosnoral]
11. All Mighty God Shall Rise and Judge [Gavriil Derzhavin]
12. It is Good that there is no Tzar [Gerorgi Ivanov, Russian folk song]
13. Troparions – Eternal Rest [Russian Orthodox]
14. I Will Be, O Russia, in your Dreams [Irina Ratushinskaya]
15. The Country of Slaves, The Country of Masters [Mikhail Lermontov, Alexander Pushkin]
16. Prisoner’s Prayer to the Guardian Angel [Russian Orthodox]
17. That which has no ame [Georgi Ivanov]
18. My Soul – Memory Eternal [Boris Pasternak, Osip Mandelstam, Psalm 90]
All sections should be performed without pause
Duration: 85’
3(picc, alto fl).3(cor anglais).3(bass cl).3(db bn) – 4.3.3.(bass trbn). 1 – timp. Perc (trgl, flex, crystal glasses, crot, bass drum, cym, tam-t, gong, tubular bells, glsp, 2 vibr, bass marimba), harp. piano. cel. org ad lib. strings – CD (ringing of bells)
First performance: 14 September 2007, Bremen
Elzbieta Ardam (mezzo-soprano) – Nikita Storoyev (bass) – Estonian Boys’ Choir – Latvian State Choir – Bremen Philharmonic Orchestra – Tonu Kaljüste (conductor)

listen FRAGILE SOLITUDES 2008 (Sikorski)
Shadowbox for String Quartet and Orchestra
Commissioned by ProMusica Chamber Orchestra
1. Adagio misterioso
2. Poco animato
3. L’istesso tempo
4. Poco piu energico
5. allegro moderato, marcato
6. Moderato
7. Andantino sognando
8. Andante
9. Allegro ossesivo
10. L’istesso tempo
11. Andante
Duration: 30’
2(picc, alto fl).2(cor anglais).2(bass cl).2(db bn) – 0.0.0.0 – cel. strings (at least one with C-string)
First performance: 5 April 2008, Columbus
Borromeo String Quartet – ProMusica Chamber Orchestra of Columbus


CHAMBER MUSIC top

listen PIANO TRIO Op. 28 1992/96 (Sikorski)
Duration: 12’
First performance: 2 June 1999, Schwetzingen
Vadim Gluzman (violin) – Wendy Warner (violoncello) – Angela Yoffe (piano)

listen TWENY-FOUR PRELUDES FOR VIOLIN AND PIANO Op. 46 1999 (Sikorski)
Dedicated to Vadim Gluzman and Angela Yoffe
Commissioned by Herbert and Beverly Gelfand
1. C major Adagio mortale
2. A minor Andante (Tempo di valse)
3. G major Andantino misterioso
4. E minor Allegro
5. D major Allegro moderato
6. B minor Allegro marcato
7. A major Allegro moderato
8. F sharp minor Andante
9. E major Allegro
10. C sharp minor Allegro
11. B major Allegretto
12. G sharp minor Adagio
13. F sharp major Allegro moderato
14. E flat minor Presto
15. C sharp major Adagio sognando
16. B flat minor Misterioso
17. A flat major Vivo
18. F minor Agitato
19. E flat major Moderato
20. C minor Tragico
21. B flat major Andante
22. G minor Moderato serioso
23. F major Andante
24. D minor Presto
Duration: 59’
First performance (Concert version) 18 March 2004, San Francisco
Vadim Gluzman (violin) – Lera Auerbach (piano)
First performance: (Ballet version) 22 June 2003, Hamburg
Vadim Gluzman (violin) – Angela Yoffe (piano)
Score: SIKORSKI 8507
CD: BIS 1242 (Vadim Gluzman, violin – Angela Yoffe, piano)

SUITE FOR VIOLIN AND PIANO Op. 46a 1999 (Sikorski)
Ten preludes from Op. 46
1. Adagio (No. 1)
2. Allegro marcato (No. 6)
3. Andante (No. 8)
4. Adagio (No. 12)
5. Presto (No. 14)
6. Adagio sognando (No. 15)
7. Misterioso (No. 16)
8. Tragico (No. 20)
9. Andante (No. 23)
10. Presto (No. 24)
Duration: 22’
First performance: 15 November 2001, New York
Vadim Gluzman (violin) – Angela Yoffe (piano)

listen TWENTY-FOUR PRELUDES FOR VIOLONCELLO AND PIANO
Op. 47
1999-2008 (Sikorski)
Dedicated to John Neumeier
Commissioned by Tom and Vivian Waldeck in Association with the Caramoor International Music Festival
1. C major Andante
2. A minor Allegro
3. G major Andante misterioso
4. E minor Allegro obsessivo
5. D major Moderato
6. B minor Tragico
7. A major Vivo ma non troppo
8. F sharp minor Grave
9. E major Vivace
10. C sharp minor Adagio sognando
11. B major Allegro
12. G sharp minor Adagio
13. G flat major Moderato
14. E flat minor Scherzando
15. D flat major Allegro con brio
16. B flat minor Tempo di valse
17. A flat major Allegro ritmico
18. F minor Andantino
19. E flat major Allegro appassionato
20. C minor Giocoso
21. B flat major Dialogo
22. G minor Andante nostalgico
23. F major Adagio sognando
24. D minor Vivo
Duration: 46’
First Performance (Concert version): 11 July 2008, Caramoor
Alisa Weilerstein (violoncello) - Lera Auerbach (piano)
First performance (Ballet version - Preludes CV) 22 June 2003, Hamburg
Ani Aznavoorian (violoncello) – Lera Auerbach (piano)
Score: SIKORSKI 8508

SUITE FOR VIOLONCELLO AND PIANO
Op. 47a 1999 (Sikorski)
Nine preludes from Op. 47
1. Andante (No. 1)
2. Allegro (No. 2)
3. Andante misterioso (No. 3)
4. Allegro appassionato (No. 19)
5. Tragico (No. 6)
6. Allegro con brio (No. 15)
7. Tempo di valse (No. 16)
8. Adagio (No. 12)
9. Vivo (No. 24)
Duration:17’
First performance: 1 June 2000, Baltimore
Wendy Warner (violoncello) – Lera Auerbach (piano)

POSTLUDE
Op. 47b 1999 (Sikorski)
encore for violin and piano
Dedicated to the memory of Saul Barnett
Duration: 2’30”
Score: SIKORSKI 8546
CD: BIS 1242 (Vadim Gluzman, violin – Angela Yoffe, piano)

THREE DANCES IN THE OLD STYLE
Op. 54 2000 (Sikorski)
encores for violin and violoncello
Dedicated to Eugene Kalnitsky
Duration: 5’
First performance (Nos. 1 and 2): 14 July 2001, Lockenhaus
Sandis Steinberg (violin) – David Geringas (violoncello)
First performance (No. 3): 18 May 2002, Schwetzingen
Gidon Kremer (violin) – Marta Sudraba (violoncello)

SONATA NO. 1 FOR VIOLIN AND PIANO
Op. 57 2000 (Sikorski)
Dedicated to Philippe Quint
1. Grandioso
2. Moderato
3. Andante religioso
4. Allegro
Duration: 23’
First performance: 7 February 2001, Mexico City
Philippe Quint (violin) – Tatiana Goncharova (piano)

FIVE PRELUDES 2000 (Sikorski)
Five Preludes from Shostakovich’s Op. 34 arranged for violin and piano by Lera Auerbach. They were conceived, together with Dmitri Tsyganov’s existing arrangement
of 19 preludes, to complete the 24 preludes cycle in a version for violin and piano.
Commissioned by Grigory Kalinovsky
1. Moderato (No. 4)
2. Andante (No. 7)
3. Adagio (No. 14)
4. Moderato (No. 23)
5. Presto (No. 9)
Duration: 8’
First performance: 5 September 2001 Jerusalem
Grigory Kalinovsky (violin) – Tatiana Stepanova (piano)
Score: SIKORSKI 2392
CD: CENTAUR RECORDS 2636 Grigory Kalinovsky (violin) – Tatiana Goncharova, (piano) Together
with 19 Shostakovich preludes arranged by Dmitri Tsyganov

OSKOLKI (BROKEN PIECES) Op. 61 2001 (Sikorski)
for violin and piano
Dedicated to Gidon Kremer
1. Agitato
2. Allegro moderato
3. Adagio
4. Moderato
5. Andante
6. Vivo
7. Andante
8. Allegro moderato
9. Andante
10. Vivo
Duration: 14’30”
First performance: 28 March 2004, Basel, Festival “Les Muséiques”
Gidon Kremer (violin) – Lera Auerbach (piano)
Score: SIKORSKI 8546

SONATA NO. 2 FOR VIOLIN AND PIANO (September 11) Op. 63 2001 (Sikorski)
in one movement
Duration: 11’
First performance: 7 October 2003, New York
Philippe Quint (violin) – Adam Neiman (piano)
Score: SIKORSKI 8551
CD: BIS 1592 (Vadim Gluzman, violin – Angela Yoffe, piano)

listen SONATA FOR VIOLONCELLO AND PIANO
Op. 69 2002 (Sikorski)
Dedicated to David Finckel and Wu Han
Co-commissioned by Hancher Auditorium / The University of Iowa and the Music in the Park Series, St. Paul, MN
1. Allegro moderato
2. Lament (Adagio)
3. Allegro assai
4. With extreme intensity
Duration: 24’
First performance: 19 February 2003, Iowa City
David Finckel (violoncello) – Wu Han (piano)
Score: SIKORSKI 8509

STRING QUARTET NO. 1
Op. 79 2004 (Sikorski)
Commissioned by and dedicated to Sonia Simmenauer
1. Allegro molto
2. Moderato – Allegro ma non troppo
3. Agitato – Grave funebre
Duration: 16’
First performance: 16 January 2005, Lucerne
Kuss Quartet

EPILOGUE 2005 (Sikorski)
for string quartet
Hommag à Edith Wharton
one movement
Duration: 16’
First performance: 28 May 2005, Tanglewood, Ozawa Hall
Yehonatan Berick, Cornelius Dufallo (violins) – Toby Appel (viola) – Yehuda Hanani
(violoncello)

listen 'PRIMERA LUZ' - STRING QUARTET NO. 2 2006 (Sikorski)
Commissioned by the XLV Semana de Música Religiosa de Cuenca
1. Adagio
2. Monologo - Andante, ma poco con moto
3. Cuatro Preguntas
4. Con moto
5. Con moto, ma molto pesante, intensivo e tragico
6. Adagio
Duration: 18’
First performance: 8 April 2006, Cuenca
Tokyo String Quartet

POSTLUDE 2006 (Sikorski)
for violoncello and piano. Arrangement of Prelude No. 12 (G sharp minor) from "Twenty-Four Preludes fro Violoncello and Pianl" Op. 47 (1999)
Duration : 2'3"

listen 'CETERA DESUNT' - STRING QUARTET NO. 3 2006 (Sikorski)
Commissioned by Jana Marko and Alexander Gérard
for the Elbphilharmonie
1. Dicis et non e
2. Sic ego non sine te …(nec tecum vivere possum)
3. Dicis et non facis
4. Nec tecum vivere possum… (sic ego non sine te)
5. Adventatis asinus, pulcher et fortissimus
6. Si vis pacem, para bellum
7. Non omnia moriar
8. Cetera desunt.
Duration: 21 ’
First performance: 9 August 2006, Hamburg
Petersen Quartet
CD: CAP 71 104 Petersen Quartet

listen SONATA FOR VIOLIN AND PIANO NO. 3 2006 (Sikorski)
Commissioned by Arizona Friends of Chamber Music and sponsored by the Harry and Lea Gudelsky Foundation, in memory of H. Paul Gudelsky.
1. Adagio tragico
2. Toccata. Allegro
3. Grave
4. Allegro
Duration: 15'
Stefan Milenkovich (violin) – Lera Auerbach (piano)

'FINDINGS' - STRING QUARTET NO. 4 2007 (Sikorski)
Commissioned by the Caramoor Interantional Music Festival
1. Con moto, marcato
2. Andante (...from the silence of memories the theme is born?)
3. Religioso, dolce misterioso
4. Moderato (Michelangelo’s trumpets?)
5. Allegretto (Dance of shadows?)
6. Andante (A carousel in the time of war?)
7. Agitato scherzando (Games in the Jewish ghetto?)
8. Recitativo andante
9. Misterioso lento
10. Moderato energico
11. Scherzando
12. Andante, ma con moto
13. Andante misterioso sognando (Faces of Time?)
14. Prestissimo (The wind of oblivion?)
15. Andante
16. Adagio molto, misterioso, ad libitum
Duration: 23 ’
First performance: 19 July 2007, New York
Parker Quartet

SOLO WORKS top

FANTASIA 1986 (Sikorski)
for Solo Piano
Duration: 6’
CD: PH 07064 - Ksenia Nosikova

MONOLOGUE FOR FLUTE Op. 19 1990 (Sikorski)
Dedicated to Adik Abdurahmanov
Duration: 7’

listenAFTER THE END OF TIME Op. 27 1992 (Sikorski)
for electronic tape
Duration: 9’
First performance (as a ballet): 21 March 1998, New York
Choreographed by the Juilliard Dance Group
First performance (in concert): 11 December 2006, Darmstadt

MEMENTO MORI 1992 (Sikorski)
for Solo Piano
Duration: 12’
CD: PH 07064 - Ksenia Nosikova

CHORALE, FUGUE AND POSTLUDE Op. 31 1994/2003 (Sikorski)
for piano
Duration: 10’
First performance (Fugue and Postlude): 29 December 1994, Chelyabinsk
Lera Auerbach
First performance of the revised version (commissioned by Brigitte Feldtmann): Autumn 2004, Hamburg
Lera Auerbach
CD: LYRIC RECORDS 101 – only Fugue and Postlude of the 1994 version (Lera Auerbach)
BIS 1462 (Lera Auerbach)

T’FILAH Op. 33 1996 (Sikorski)
for violin solo
Dedicated to Vadim Gluzman
Duration: 6’30”
First performance: 1 September 1996, Stresa
Vadim Gluzman
Score: SIKORSKI 8545
CD: BIS 1242 (Vadim Gluzman)

PRAYER Op. 33a 1996 (Sikorski)
for english horn solo
Commissioned by Candis Threlkeld
Duration: 7’
First performance: 1997, Aspen
Candis Threlkeld

MONOLOGUE FOR DOUBLE BASS Op. 34 1996 (Sikorski)
Commissioned by and dedicated to Rafael Agudelo
Duration: 7’
First performance: 1996, New York
Rachel Calin

MONOLOGUE FOR VIOLA Op. 38 1997 (Sikorski)
Duration: 5’ 30”
First performance: 14 July 2001, Lockenhaus
Vladimir Mendelssohn

listen TWENTY-FOUR PRELUDES FOR PIANO Op. 41 1999 (Sikorski)
Dedicated to Tom and Vivian Waldeck
Co-commissioned by Tom and Vivian Waldeck and the Caramoor International Music Festival
1. C major Moderato
2. A minor Presto
3. G major Moderato
4. E minor Allegro appassionato
5. D major Andantino
6. b minor Corale
7. A major Andante
8. F sharp minor Presto
9. E major Allegro ma non troppo
10. C sharp minor Largo
11. B major Misterioso
12. G sharp minor Allegro
13. F sharp major Andante
14. E flat minor Allegretto
15. D flat major Moderato
16. B flat minor Moderato – Allegro ma non troppo
17. A flat major Adagio
18. F minor Grave
19. E flat major Andante
20. C minor Misterioso
21. B flat major Allegro moderato
22. G minor Andante
23. F major Allegretto
24. D minor Grandioso
Duration: 39‘
First performance: 23 July 1999, New York
Lera Auerbach
Score: SIKORSKI 8536
CD: BIS 1462 (Lera Auerbach)

SUITE FOR PIANO Op. 41a 1999 (Sikorski)
Nine preludes from Op. 41
1. Andantino (No.5)
2. Allegretto (No.14)
3. Presto (No.8)
4. Grave (No.18)
5. Allegro moderato (No.21)
6. Misterioso (No.20)
7. Moderato – Allegro ma non troppo (No.16)
8. Adagio (No.17)
9. Grandioso (No.24)
Duration: 15’
First performance: 12 July 2001, Lockenhaus
Lera Auerbach

TEN DREAMS Op. 45 1999 (Sikorski)
for piano
Dedicated to Robert von Bahr
Co-commissioned by Tom and Vivian Waldeck and the Queens Chamber Ensemble
1. Allegro moderato (As in a nightmare)
2. Tempo di valse
3. Andante misterioso
4. Allegro
5. Tempo di marcia
6. Lento
7. Energico
8. Moderato
9. Allegro misterioso
10. Allegro
Duration: 16’
CD: BIS 1462 (Lera Auerbach)

MEMORY OF A TANGO Op. 64 2002 (Sikorski)
encore piece for double bass solo
Commissioned by Rafael Agudelo
Duration: 1’40”
First performance: 17 August 2002, New York
Rafael DeStella

PRELUDE, TOCCATA AND POSTLUDE Op. 65 2002 (Sikorski)
for carillon
Duration: 7’
Firs performance: 6 June 2006, Hartford
David Maker

LONELY SUITE (BALLET FOR A LONELY VIOLINIST) Op. 70 2002 (Sikorski)
for violin solo
Dedicated to Vadim Gluzman
1. Dancing with Oneself
2. Boredom
3. No Escape
4. Imaginary Dialogue
5. Worrisome Thought
6. Question
Duration: 9’
First performance: 16 March 2004, San Francisco
Vadim Gluzman
Score: SIKORSKI 8545
CD: BIS 1592 (Vadim Gluzman)

SONATA FOR VIOLONCELLO Op. 72 2003 (Sikorski)
1. Prélude – Allegro moderato
2. Alla breve
3. Moderato – Lento – Interlude
4. Vivo
5. Allegro ma non troppo, con fuoco
Duration: 12’
First performance: 9 February 2004, Athens
Christophor Miroshnikov

PRELUDE, TOCCATA AND POSTLUDE Op. 75 2003 (Sikorski)
for vibraphone solo
1. Allegro grandioso e tragico – Andante nostalgico
2. Allegro marcato (ma non troppo)
3. Molto meno mosso – Andante – Poco meno mosso
Duration: 4’

LA FENICE (SONATA FOR PIANO No. 1) 2006 (Sikorski))
Commissioned by Ksenia Knosikova
1. Moderato
2. Allegro ma non troppo
3. L`istesso tempo
4. Moderato ma con moto
5. Andante
6. Adagio religioso
Duration: 20
CD: PH 07064 - Ksenia Nosikova

IL SEGNO (SONATA FOR PIANO No. 2) 2006 (Sikorski)
Commissioned by Deutschlandfunk
1. Adagio tragico
2. Toccata. Allegro
3. Grave
4. Allegro
Duration: 15'
First performance: 15 August 2006, Bonn
Lera Auerbach
CD: PH 07064 - Ksenia Nosikova

listenLUDWIGS ALBTRAUM 2007 (Sikorski)
for piano
Commissioned by Deutsche Telekom for the Second International Beethoven Competition for Piano Bonn 2007
Duration: 7’
First performance: 11 December 2007, Bonn           
Score: SIKORSKI 8559

PAR.TI.TA 2007 (Sikorski)
for violin solo
Commissioned by Ansbach Bach Festival
Duration: 12'
First performance: 29 July 2007, Ansbach
Vadim Gluzman

PRAYER 2008 (Sikorski)
for Bass Clarinet in B
Duration: 6’30”

CHORAL WORKS top

PSALM 23 Op. 42 1999 (Sikorski)
for mixed choir (in Hebrew)
Dedicated to Tom Waldeck
Duration: 3’20”
First performance:
National Chamber Choir of Ireland - Celso Antunes (conductor)

PSALM 100 Op. 43 1999 (Sikorski)
for boys (or children) choir (in Hebrew)
Dedicated to the memory of Melanie Silverman
Duration: 3’

PSALM 130 Op. 44 1999 (Sikorski)
for mixed choir (in Latin)
Dedicated to Page and Elizabeth Johnson
Duration: 4’ 30”
First performance:
National Chamber Choir of Ireland - Celso Antunes (conductor)

THE BLIND Op. 58 2001 (Sikorski)
a-capella opera for 12 singers. Libretto (in English) by Lera Auerbach based on Maurice Meaterlinck’s “Les Aveugles”
2 sopranos, 2 mezzo-sopranos, 2 contraltos, 2 tenors, 2 baritones, 2 basses (6 leading voices and supporting chorus)
Duration: 55’

SEVENTY-TWO PRELUDES FOR MOSES Op. 59 2001 (Sikorski)
for soprano, contralto, counter-tenor, tenor, baritone, bass and mixed choir
text: 72 names of angels
Co-commissioned by Tom and Vivian Waldeck, Herbert and Beverly Gelfand and Film and Video Workshop (NY)
Duration: 57’

LULLABY Op. 66 2002 (Sikorski)
for mixed choir
text: William Blake’s “Cradle song” (in English)
Duration: 3’
First performance: 21 November 2004, Vienna
Chamber choir "Vox Humana", Gumpoldskirchen

SONGS top

listen TWO SONGS Op. 10 1986/88 (Sikorski)
for soprano and piano
Text: Federico García Lorca (in Russian)
Dedicated to Ludmila Shenderova
1. Song of Solitude (1988)
2. When I Die (1986)
Duration: 5’
First performance: 1988, Chelyabinsk
Ludmila Shenderova (soprano) – Lera Auerbach (piano)

listen SAD BIRCH Op. 15 1990 (Sikorski)
for soprano (f minor) or mezzo-soprano (c minor) and piano
Text: Afanasy Fet (in Russian)
Dedicated to Lina Tetruashvili
Duration: 3’
First performance: 1 April 1996, New York
Lina Tetruashvili (soprano) – Lera Auerbach (piano)

listen BUTTERFLY Op. 22 1992 (Sikorski)
Encore for soprano and piano
Text: Joseph Brodsky (in Russian)
Duration: 3’
First performance: 23 July 1999, New York
Lina Tetruashvili (soprano) – Lera Auerbach (piano)

OCTOBER TUNE Op. 23 1992 (Sikorski)
for tenor or mezzo-soprano and piano
Text: Joseph Brodsky (in Russian)
Dedicated to the memory of Alichka
Duration:4’
First performance: 18 March 2003, Chicago
Julia Bentley (mezzo-soprano) – Andrea Swan (piano)

listen WE CANNOT REMEMBER THEM Op. 26 1992 (Sikorski)
for soprano and piano
Text: Mark Strand (in English).
Duration: 5’15”
First performance: 1 April 1996, New York
Lina Tetruashvili (soprano) – Lera Auerbach (piano)

>>>SONGS OF REBIRTH<<< (Sikorski)
Dedicated to Sonia Simmenauer

listen POETRY Op. 36 1997
for soprano and piano
Text: Hilan Dov Warshaw (in English)
Duration: 5’
First performance: 1997, New York
Lina Tetruashvili (soprano) – Lera Auerbach (piano)

listen PRAYER Op. 37 1997
for soprano and piano
Text: Hilan Dov Warshaw (in English)
Commissioned by the Aspen Jewish Congregation
Duration: 3’
First performance: 7 October 1997, Aspen
Lisa Layman (soprano) – Lera Auerbach (piano)

TO THE WORLD Op. 71 2003
for soprano and piano
Text: Hilan Dov Warshaw (in English)
Duration: 4’
First performance: 18 March 2003, Chicago
Julia Bentley (mezzo-soprano) – Andrea Swan (piano)

listen DANCE OF DAVID Op. 50 2000 (Sikorski)
for boy-soprano or soprano and piano
Text: Arseny Tarkovsky (in Russian)
Duration: 2’
First performance: 14 July 2001, Lockenhaus
Yulia Korpacheva (soprano) – Lera Auerbach (piano)

listen POOR FISHERMAN
Op. 51 2000 (Sikorski)
for boy-soprano or soprano and piano
Text: Arseny Tarkovsky (in Russian)
Duration: 2’
First performance: 14 July 2001, Lockenhaus
Yulia Korpacheva (soprano) – Lera Auerbach (piano)

PROPHECY Op. 67 2002 (Sikorski)
for tenor (or soprano) and organ
Text: Bible, Acts 2:17-21 (in English)
Commissioned by and dedicated to Elyssa Lindner
Duration: 7’

listen LAST LETTER Op. 76 2003 (Sikorski)
for soprano (or mezzo soprano), violoncello and piano
Text : Marina Tsvetaeva “Novogodnee”
Commissioned by Yehuda Hanani and Close Encounters with Music through its Music Commissioning Project
Duration: 20’
First performance: 26 October 2003, Great Barrington (near Boston)
Francis Ginsberg (soprano) – Yehuda Hanani (violoncello) – Lera Auerbach (piano)

SIX POEMS OF MARINA TSVETAEVA 2005 (Sikorski)
Arrangement of Shostakovich's song cycle Op. 143 (1973) for contralto and string quartet by Lera Auerbach (in Russian)
Co-commissioned b ythe Festival "les muséiques", Basel and the NDR concert and broadcasting series "das neue werk", Hamburg
1. My poems (Largo)
2. Whence Suche Tenderness? (Allegreto)
3. Hamlet's Dialogue with His Conscience (Largo)
4.The Poet and the Tsar (Moderato)
5. Not the Drum Sounded... (Allegretto)
6. To Anna Akhmatova (Largo)
Duration: 23'
First Performance: 2 June 2006, Basel
Zoriana Kushpler (contralto) - Petersen Quartet
CD: CAP 71 104 - Zoriana Kushpler (contralto) - Petersen Quartet

listen SONGS OF NO RETURN 2007 (Sikorski)
for soprano and piano on words by Lera Auerbach ("Diary of the Unknown Self"), Sylvia Plath ("Lady Lazarus" from "Ariel") and Maxine Kumin ("Revisionist Dream")
Commisisoned by KölnMusik

Part I - Diary of the Unknown Self
1. I am only a Shadow of my Words (Andante)
2. Writer's Block (Allegro agitato)
3. A Childhood Memory (Andante sognando)
4. First Kiss (Allegro ma non troppo, molto marcato)
5. The Darkness (Allegro assai)
6. Time and its Mirror (Moderato energico, marcato)

Part II Lady Lazarus (Con brio, energico marcato)

Part III. Revisionist Dream
              (She Didn't Kill Herself that Afternoon) (Andante)

Duration: 26'
First performance: 6 January 2008, Cologne
Angela Denoke (soprano) - Roger Vignoles (piano)

KINDERMUSIK top

IMAGES FROM CHILDHOOD Op. 52 2000 (Sikorski)
Twelve pieces for piano
1. The Question
2. What a Story!
3. Dialogue
4. Quarrel
5. An Old Photograph from Grandparents’ Childhood
6. After the War (The field of the dead)
7. Decision
8. Family Holiday
9. Stubborn
10. E-Creatures
11. Shadows on the Wall
12. Prayer
Duration: 11’
First performance: 8 April 2001, Boston
New England Conservatory Pre-college, Class of Ramon Rivera

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