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String Trios From The East / Goeyvaerts String Trio


Release Date: 05/08/2012 
Label:  Challenge   Catalog #: 72503   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Sofia GubaidulinaOleg PaiberdinSpoken WordAlexander Knaifel,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Goeyvaerts String Trio
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 24 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

All the music on this recording has at least one thing in common: it seeks to find the oak tree in the acorn, or William Blake's “world in a grain of sand”. One might almost write “grain of sound”, because all these works begin with very little — a note or two, something not far removed from silence, a seed that gives rise to an entire, and frequently paradoxical, world of consonance and dissonance, monologue and dialogue (and, here, trialogue), growth and retrenchment, height and depth.

Another common element between these works is that they were all written by musicians from different parts of what used to be the Soviet Union: Knaifel and Paiberdin are Russian, Gubaidulina also, though of Tatar heritage, and Kancheli is
Read more Georgian. Their highly economical attitude towards sound — we are not talking here about minimalism, but rather a kind of maximalism, expressed through limited musical means that can initially give the illusion of being minimal (a world in a grain of sand) — corresponds to the extreme, often fragile, states of spirit with which they deal, and which could only have been arrived at by musicians with such a background.

The Goeyvaerts Trio worked/rehearsed extensively with all of these composers personally and the result comes near to perfection!
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Works on This Recording

1.
Trio for Strings by Sofia Gubaidulina
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Goeyvaerts String Trio
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1988 
Venue:  Großer Lindensaal, Markkleeberg, Germany 
Length: 22 Minutes 29 Secs. 
2.
Organum A-nn-A, for violin, viola & cello by Oleg Paiberdin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Goeyvaerts String Trio
Period: Contemporary 
Written: 2000 
Venue:  Großer Lindensaal, Markkleeberg, Germany 
Length: 12 Minutes 15 Secs. 
3.
Prayer of one going to church by Spoken Word
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Goeyvaerts String Trio
Period: Contemporary 
Venue:  Großer Lindensaal, Markkleeberg, Germany 
Length: 0 Minutes 53 Secs. 
4.
Alexander Knaifel reads poems by F. Tyutchev: No. 1 by Spoken Word
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Goeyvaerts String Trio
Period: Contemporary 
Venue:  Großer Lindensaal, Markkleeberg, Germany 
Length: 1 Minutes 13 Secs. 
5.
Alexander Knaifel reads poems by F. Tyutchev: No. 2 by Spoken Word
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Goeyvaerts String Trio
Period: Contemporary 
Venue:  Großer Lindensaal, Markkleeberg, Germany 
Length: 0 Minutes 39 Secs. 
6.
Alexander Knaifel reads poems by F. Tyutchev: No. 3 by Spoken Word
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Goeyvaerts String Trio
Period: Contemporary 
Venue:  Großer Lindensaal, Markkleeberg, Germany 
Length: 0 Minutes 30 Secs. 
7.
Alexander Knaifel reads poems by F. Tyutchev: No. 4 by Spoken Word
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Goeyvaerts String Trio
Period: Contemporary 
Venue:  Großer Lindensaal, Markkleeberg, Germany 
Length: 0 Minutes 34 Secs. 
8.
Alexander Knaifel reads poems by F. Tyutchev: No. 5 by Spoken Word
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Goeyvaerts String Trio
Period: Contemporary 
Venue:  Großer Lindensaal, Markkleeberg, Germany 
Length: 0 Minutes 24 Secs. 
9.
Alexander Knaifel reads poems by F. Tyutchev: No. 6 by Spoken Word
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Goeyvaerts String Trio
Period: Contemporary 
Venue:  Großer Lindensaal, Markkleeberg, Germany 
Length: 0 Minutes 43 Secs. 
10.
E.F. and three visiting cards of the poet, for violin, viola & cello by Alexander Knaifel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Goeyvaerts String Trio
Period: Contemporary 
Written: 2008 
Venue:  Großer Lindensaal, Markkleeberg, Germany 
Length: 16 Minutes 24 Secs. 
11.
Time... and again (What I write is true, God knows that I am not lying. -- Gal. 1:20), for violin & by Giya Kancheli
Period: Contemporary 
Written: 1966 
Venue:  Großer Lindensaal, Markkleeberg, Germany 
Length: 23 Minutes 17 Secs. 
12.
Rag-Gidon-Time for violin & piano by Giya Kancheli
Period: Contemporary 
Written: 1995 
Venue:  Großer Lindensaal, Markkleeberg, Germany 
Length: 4 Minutes 7 Secs. 

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