The concept of Christian symbolism in Sieben Worte for cello, bayan and strings by Sofia Gubaidulina

Authors

  • LUCIAN CHERAN “George Enescu” National University of Arts Iași ROMANIA

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.35218/ajm-2023-0009

Keywords:

Gubaidulina, cello, bayan, symbolism, Christianity

Abstract

The personality of the composer Sofia Gubaidulina represents a model of creative force, being an active presence from the second half of the XXth century until today. Her compositional style is tributary to a so-called moderate avant-garde, in which innovative language techniques are intertwined with certain elements belonging to the legacy left by the great composers of music history. The interest in spirituality and religion is demonstrated through a compositional concept called Christian symbolism, applied in many works. Of these, Sieben Worte for cello, bayan and strings is a special one by the versatility of the use of Christian symbols, differentiated in certain distinct typologies, which place this piece among the most unique concert creations of the '80s.

Published

2023-07-02

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