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Lera Auerbach
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CD Title
De Profundis
Artist(s): Kremer, Gidon (violin)
Description: Works by Sibelius, Pärt, Šerkšnytė, Schumann, Nyman, Schubert, Tickmayer, Shostakovich, Lera Auerbach, Piazzolla, Pelecis, and Schnittke.
Label: Nonesuch Records
Release No: NON799699
AISN: B003A7I534
UPC: 075597996999
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Works on this recording:

1.Kuolema: Scene with Cranes, Op. 44 no 2 by Jean Sibelius 
Length: 6 Minutes 01 Secs.

2. Passacaglia for Violin, String Orchestra and Vibraphone by Arvo Pärt 
Length: 4 Minutes 7 Secs.
 Composed for the 60th birthday of Gidon Kremer. 

3.De Profundis by Raminta Šerkšnytė
Length: 12 Minutes 44 Secs.

4.Fugues (6) for Organ on B-A-C-H, Op. 60: no 6 in B flat major by Robert Schumann
Length: 6 Minutes 57 Secs.

5. Trysting Fields (after Mozart), for ensemble by Michael Nyman
Length: 5 Minutes 47 Secs.
6.Minuets (5) for String Quartet, D 89: no 3 in D minor by Franz Schubert 
Length: 5 Minutes 52 Secs. 

7.Saint John Passion, BWV 245: no 54, Lasset uns den nicht zerteilen by Johann Sebastian Bach
Length: 1 Minutes 29 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged by Stevan Kovacs Tickmayer.

8. Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk district, Op 29: Adagio by Dmitri Shostakovich
Length: 4 Minutes 39 Secs.

9. Sogno di Stabat Mater by Lera Auerbach 
Length: 12 Minutes 06 Secs.

10. Canto de Octubre: Melodia en La menor by Astor Piazzolla
Length: 4 Minutes 37 Secs.

11. Flowering Jasmine by Georgs Pelécis
Length: 6 Minutes 47 Secs. 

12.Fragment from Cantata for counter-tenor and chamber orchestra (unfinished) by Alfred Schnittke
Length: 6 Minutes 30 Secs.


Kremerata Baltica has championed living composers from the Baltics, Russia and other Eastern European regions, many of whom have been immersed in spiritual dimensions of music, like Ms. Auerbach, whose “Sogno di Stabat Mater” opened Thursday’s program in its New York premiere. This alluring, reflective piece is a reworking of an 18th-century Italian sacred work, the Stabat Mater by Pergolesi. Ms. Auerbach considers this 12-minute piece — scored for violin (Mr. Kremer), viola (Ula Ulijona), vibraphone (Andrei Pushkarev) and string orchestra — a dialogue across time. The sections of the piece that more closely follow Pergolesi are tweaked and slightly distorted, with pronounced walking bass lines and harmonies that mingle and blur. But the sections in which Ms. Auerbach riffs on the original to explore new sounds, chords and textures seem just as much a homage to Pergolesi.
---Anthony Tommasini, New York Times, 12/11/2010

Auerbach’s “Sogno di Stabat Mater (After Pergolesi)” was best of all: music of Baroque-inspired grandeur and reserve, with melodies ravishing and faint as radio signals and textures thickening to a freezing boil, like the Beatles’ “A Day in the Life” multiplied by 10.
---Richard Scheinin, Mercury News, 02/11/2010

As a bookend, the orchestra offered Lera Auerbach's fascinating "Sogno di Stabat Mater," a loving but subversive revisiting of bits of Pergolesi's "Stabat Mater." Auerbach's score, drawn from a much larger project addressing Pergolesi's entire work, moves with assurance between relatively faithful snippets and ghostly, blurry memories of the source. Kremer was joined by violist Ula Ulijona and vibraphonist Andrei Pushkarev as soloists.
---Joshua Kosman, San Francisco Chronicle, 02/11/2010

The Ingenious allusions to Pergolesi, which form the thematic framework for Auerbach's Sogno di Stabat Mater, are particularly striking and are projected here with blazing commitment by Kremer and his outstanding orchestra.
---BBC Music Magazine, 01/11/2010

Lera Auerbach's "Sogno di Stabat Mater" ("Dream of Stabat Mater") is a take-off on 18th-century Italian composer Giovanni Pergolesi's famous choral work, Stabat Mater. But Auerbach transforms it into a kind of mini concerto for violin, viola and chamber orchestra, filtering filtering the old baroque style through a contemporary lens.
---Tom Huizenga, NPR / All Things Considered, 24/10/2010

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