A symphony must be like the world, It must embrace everything
– Gustav Mahler
For this, our final session for this term, we’ll explore the astonishing world of Schnittke’s First Symphony…
…and the spiritual journey that is Gubaidulina’s first violin concerto: Offertorium.
Gubaidulina uses the Thema Regium (King’s Theme) from Bach’s Musical Offering as the basis of her entire concerto. Just to refresh your memory:
(transposed here from the original c minor to d minor – the key in which it appears in Offertorium)
Gubaidulina, Sofia [Composer] – Gubaidulina: Offertorium (1980) – Concerto for Violin and Orchestra
[Spotify search terms: gubaidulina offertorium kremer]
No scores, I’m afraid; they’re not yet in the public domain in the EU.
Any copyrighted material on these pages is included as “fair use/dealing”, for the purpose of study, and critical analysis only, and will be removed at the request of the copyright owner(s).