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Vladimir TARNOPOLSKI, composer
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Vladimir TARNOPOLSKI

2018 Study of Breath
for cello solo
Premiere: 23.05.2018
Jens Peter Maintz, cello
Institute for Advanced Study
Berlin, Germany


13'
2017 Be@thoven – Invocation
(after Piano Concerto No.4 by Beethoven)
for orchestra
Premiere: 10.09.2017, Orchestra Radio Hessen (Frankfurt)
conductor Andres Orozco-Estrada
BeethovenFest 2017
Concert Hall of the World Conference Center
Bonn, Germany
Orch: 3.2.3.3.- 4.2.3.1- 5perc. 2pn. 1hp.- 16.14.12.10.8
KOMMENTAR (Deutsch)
Комментарий
PRESS REVIEWS & INTERVIEW


17'
Perpetuum Moebius
for flute, bass clarinet, violin, cello and piano
FP: 09.03, 2017, Pierre Boulez ensemble
conductor Daniel Cohen
Pierre Boulez Hall's opening weeks
Berlin, Germany
COMMENTS (English)
Kommentar (Deutsch)


8'
Blue Shift
for orchestra
FP: 12.01.2017, Munich Philharmonic Orchestra
Valery Gergiev, conductor
Gasteig Kulturzentrum
Munich, Germany
Orch: 5.4.6.4.- 6.3.3.1.- 6 perc., pn, hp, 16. 14. 12. 10. 8


20'
2016 Scattered Words
for soprano and piano
on a poem by Boris Pasternak (translations: English, Deutsch)
FP: 9 July 2016, Kissinger LiederWerkstatt, Rossini-Saal, Bad Kissingen, Germany
Caroline Melzer, soprano; Axel Bauni, piano.




11'
2015 Fanfare for a Festival
for trumpet and horn
FP: 13 October 2016, Moscow Forum festival
Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory, Rakhmaninov Hall
soloists of the Studio for New Music ensemble


1'
  Study of a girl reading Pavese
for soprano and ensemble
FP: 7 October 2015, La Biennale di Venezia,
Ca' Giustinian – Sala delle Colonne
Studio for New Music ensemble, Ekaterina Kichigina (soprano), Igor Dronov (conductor)
Text: Cesare Pavese
Orch: 1.0.1.0 – perc (2) – sopr – pno - 1.1.1.0
Mattino, the poem by Cesare Pavese



13'
  Tabula Russia
for orchestra
FP: 11 September 2015, The Rotterdam Philharmonic Gergiev Festival, The Netherlands
Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra
conductor — Valery Gergiev
Orch: 3.3.3.3. – 3.3.3.1 – 6 perc., pno, harp – 16. 14.12. 10. 8
COMMENTS
PRESS REVIEWS (Dutch)
CD Recording



12'
2013 Redshift
for large orchestra and electronic
FP: 01.December 2013, Auditorium Rainier III,
Monte-Carlo, Monaco
Orchestre Philharmonique De Monte-Carlo
Dima Slobodenioukб conductor
Alexis Baskind, realisateur informatique musicale
Auditorium Rainier III, Monaco
Orch: 2Picc (2.=fl.)3.Fl (3.=picc.), 4., 4., 2Bcl.(2=Cb.cl), 4.(4.=C-bsn) - 6.3.3.1. - 6Perc. - 2 MIDI keyboards, Harp - 16. 14. 12. 10. 8
COMMENTS (English)
COMMENTAIRE (Français)



18`
2010 Last and Lost
for chamber ensemble
FP: 27.August 2011, Ferenz Liszt festival,
Weimarhalle – Großer Saal, Weimar
Klangforum Wien, Sylvain Cambreling, cond.
Ens: A.fl., B.cl., Perc., Pno, Harp, Vn, Vla, Cello
MP3: listen to audio recording
COMMENTS


11`
2008 Eastanbul
for large ensemble
FP: 11 October 2008, Alte Oper Frankfurt, Ensemble Modern, cond. Alejo Perez<
Ens: 1.1.2.1. – 2.2.1.0. – 2Perc.- 2Pf(2 also Synth) – 1.1.1.2.1.
COMMENTS (English)
Kommentar (Deutsch)
MP3: listen to audio recording


20`
2007 Boxing Pushkin
a scene within a collective opera
Scenario and choreography: Andrea Boll
Music: Vladimir Tarnopolski, Olga Bochikhina, Vladimir Gorlinsky, Nikolay Khrust, Aleksey Sioumak
FP: 13-19 May 2007, Arnhem, Apeldoorn, Nejmigen, Amsterdam, Hague
Voices: 2Sopr, MSopr, Bar, Bas
Ens: 2.0.1.0 – 2Sax – 2.2.2.1. ElGuir.BGuit- 3Perc.- Pf.Synth.Bayan – 2.1.1.1.



≈ 70`
  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2006 Jenseits der Schatten
(Beyond the Shadow)

a multimedia opera

Scenario: Vladimir Tarnopolski after "Cave Allegory" by Plato and "Origin of Painting from a Shadow" by Pliny

Texts: Dante, Leonardo, Nietzsche. The compilation and additional fragments by Ralph Günther Mohnnau

Costumes and Stage design: Babis Panagiotidis
Video design and Technology: Frieder Weiss

FP: 20 September 2006, Beethovenfest, Kunst- und Ausstellunghalle. Opera Bonn, Palindrome Dance Company, MusikFabrik ensemble, cond. Wolfgang Lischke. Staging — Robert Wechsler.

Voices: 2Sopr,MSopr, Ten, Bar, Bas.
Ens 1 (right): 1.1.1.0 – 1.0.0.0.- 2Perc.- Pf(=Synth.) – 1.1.1.0.
Ens 2 (left): 1.0.1.0 – Sax – 0.0.1.0.- 1Perc.- Hp – 1.1.1.1.

COMMENTS
PRESS REVIEWS (German, Russian)
PICTURES from the Premiere
VIDEO


≈ 65`
2004 Foucault's Pendulum
for orchestra
FP: 11 ноября 2004, Concertgebouw, Main Hall, Amsterdam, Schönberg Ensemble, дирижер – Reinbert de Leeuw
Оркестр: 2.1.1.BCl.Sax.1 – 1.1.1.0 – 2Perc – Pno,Hp,Cymb,Guit – Bayan,Acc – 1.1.1.1.1
COMMENTS
ANALYSIS (articles by V.Kholopova and H.Oberrauter)
MP3: listen to audio recording


25'
 
 
 
 
2003 Feux follets
for orchestra
FP: 8 December 2003, Cité de la Musique, Paris, Ensemble Intercontemporain, conductor Vladimir Jurowski
Ens: 3.2.2.Bcl.2.– 2.2.2.1 –3Perc., Pn, Hp – Strings
COMMENTS

10'
 
 
 
 
2003 A True Story About Cinderella
A Musical Fairy Tale for Adults Accompanied by Children. For children's choir, children's orchestra,6 narrators and professional ensemble
Text: Roald Dahl's "Revolting Rhymes" adapted by Donald Sturrock
FP: 28 April 2003, Barbican hall, London, Centre for Young Musicians orchestra and London Schools Symphony orchestra, conductor Peter Ash
Childern's orch.: flexiband (any wind instruments; 4 parts), 5 percussions as soloists and percussion ensemble, harp, piano solo, string group
Children's choir
6 Narrators
Ens.: 1.1.1.BCl.1. – 1.1.1.0. – 2Perc – Hp – 1.1.1.1.1.
COMMENTS (rus)
PRESS REVIEWS (English. Russian)
PICTURES from the Premiere


60'
2001 Chevengur
for voice and ensemble
Text: Andrey Platonov
FP: 4 September 2001, Paradiso, Amsterdam, Studio for New Music, soprano Svetlana Savenko, conductor Igor Dronov
Ens: 1(=BFl).0.1.BCl.0. – 0.0.1.0. – Perc – Bayan – Tape – M-Sopr – 1.0.1.1.1.
COMMENTS
AUDIO (mp3)
VIDEO


13'
 
 
 
 
1999 Wenn die Zeit über die Ufer tritt
(When Time Overflows its Margins)

opera in three scenes
Text: Ralph Günther Mohnnau after Anton Chekhov
FP: 27 April 1999, Münchener Biennale, Staatstheater am Gärtnerplatz, cond. Ekkehard Klemm
Voices: 2Sopr,MSopr, CTen, Ten, Bar, Bas.
Orch: 2(I=Picc,II=Picc,=AFl).1.1.BCl.1 – ASax, BarSax – 1.1.1.1.- 3Perc.- Pf(=Synth.)Hf – Guit.EGuit.BGuit –Soli:Vn.Vl.Vc – 5.0.3.3.1.
Pictures and Comments (English)
Foto und Kommentar (German)
PRESS REVIEWS (German, Russian)

MP3: 2 fragments (from scene II)


≈ 90`
  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1998 Ins Theater
Dance-, Word-, Light-, Music-Play
Text: Ernst Jandl
FP: 15 June 1998, International Theaterschool Festival, Amsterdam, Orchestra de Ereprijs
3 voice-groups: children, women, men
Orch: 1(=picc).0.0.BCl.0. — ASax, BarSax. – 2.1.2.1. — 1(2)Perc – 3 Tapes– Pf (=Synth)– EGuit, BGuit


17'
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1996 …Le vent des mots qu'il n'a pas dits
(…The Wind of Unspoken Words)
for cello and orchestra
Orch: 3(II, III=Picc).3.3(III=Picc).BCl. 3. – 4.2.2.0. – 2Perc – Hp – 0.0.8.6.4.

Premiere — 1996, Polish Radio Concert Studio. Julius Berger, cello (Germany), Sinfonia Varsovia orchestra, conductor Wojciech Michniewski.

Russian premiere — 21 November 2006, Moscow Conservatoire Grand Hall, Concert-closing of The 7th festival "Dedicated to Oleg Kagan". Performed by Natalia Gutman, cello, and Novaya Rossiya State Orchestra, conductor Yury Bashmet.
COMMENTS
VIDEO




15'
 
 
 
 
1995 Landschaft nach der Schlacht nach Lectüre der Duineser Elegien von Reiner Maria Rilke
(Landscape after the Battle)
for large ensemble, baritone solo and bass choir (ad lib)
FP: 6 May 1995, Frankfurt, Ensemble Modern, bas Nicolas Isherwood, cond. Friedrich Goldmann
Ens: 1(=AFl).1(=EHrn).1(=Picc).BCl.(=CbCl).1. – 1.1.1.0. – 2Perc –Hp, Pf – Tape – 1.1.1.1.1. Edition: C.F.Peters
COMMENTS (deutsch)


25'
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Szenen aus dem wirklichen Leben (Scenes from the Real Life) for soprano, flute, French horn and piano
Text: Ernst Jandl
I. My Own Song. II. Inhalt. III. Chanson. IV. Ins Theater
FP: 8 September 1995, Berliner Festwochen, Ensemble Modern, soprano Susan Narucki
COMMENTS


20'
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1994 The Breath of the Exhausted Time
FP: 9 May 1994, Gasteig, München, Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunk, cond. Alexander Lazarev
4(II, III=Picc, IV=alto).3(III=EHrn).3.2BCl.3(III=CBsn). – 6.2.4.1. – 6Perc – Hp, 2 Synth(II=Pf) – 2 EGuit – 14.12.10.10.8. Edition: C.F.Peters
COMMENTS
MP3: listen to audio recording


24'
 
 
 
 
 
 
1993 Ah, ces russes… ou l'Elexir Magic
Music-farce
Text: Irina Maslennikova
FP: 27-28 May 1993, Rencontres Musicales d'Evian, Ensemble Studio for New Music, cond. Mstislav Rostropovich
Voices: 3 Sopr, 3 MSopr, 1 CAlt, 3 Ten, 3 Bar, 1 Bass
Orch.I: 1(=Picc).1(=ASax).1(=Picc,=SSax).BCl(=ASax).Bsn(=CBsn). – 2.1.1.1. – 2Perc – Pf(=Cemb,=Cel) — 1.1.1.1.1.
Orch.II (strings): 4.4.2.2.0.


45'
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Welt voll Irrsinn (World Full of Madness)
for large ensemble
Texts: Kurt Schwitters
I. Welt voll Irrsinn. II. Zwölf. III. Banalitäten aus dem Chinesischen.
FP: 12 июня 1993, Амстердам, оркестр &laque;de Ereprijs&raque;
Ens: 1(=Picc).0.1(=BCl).0. — ASax,BarSax(=SSax) – 2.1.2.1. — 1Perc – Tape – Pf (=Synth)– EGuit, BGuit Издательство: C.F.Peters
CD: KLIMOP 006
MP3: listen to audio recording


15'
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1992 O, PÄRT – OP ART
Triad installation for clarinet, violin, viola, cello and piano
FP: 8 December 1992, Tchaikovsky Consert Hall, Moscow-Modern Festival Edition: C.F.Peters


10'
 
 
 
 
 
Amoretto
for soprano, 2 clarinets (II=BCl), viola, cello and double-bass
Text: Edmund Spenser
FP: 17 August 1992, Dartington, UK, Composers Ensemble, soprano Mary Wiegold


7'
 
 
 
 
 
1991 Cassandra
for large ensemble
FP: 8 September 1991, Alte Oper, Frankfurt-Feste, Ensemble Modern, cond. Ingo Metzmacher
Ens: 1.1.2(II=BCl).1(=CBsn). – 1.1.1.1. – 2Perc – Pf, Synth, Hp – 1.1.1.1.1. Edition: C.F.Peters
COMMENTS
CD: MEGADISC MDC 7838, Klangfarben Boswil 14
MP3: listen to audio recording


23'
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1990 Per archi
in memory of Luigi Nono for percussion quartet
FP: 12 April 1991, Tchaikovsky Consert Hall, Moscow, Pekarsky Ensemble


10'
 
 
 
Echoes of the Passing Day
Trio for clarinet, cello and piano
FP: 26 November 1990, Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival, Chameleon Ensemble
COMMENTS
КОММЕНТАРИЙ

CD: MEGADISC MDC 7838
MP3: listen to audio recording


18'
 
 
 
 
1989 Eindruck-Ausdruck. Hommage a Kandinsky
(Impression-Expression)


1st version: for piano solo
FP: 18 ноября 1989, Aktive Musik Festival, Dortmund, Tatjana Porwoll

2nd version: for piano and large ensemble (1992)
Ens: 1.1.2(II=BCl).1. – 1.1.1.0. – 2Perc – Hp, Pf solo – 1.1.1.1.1.
CD: MEGADISC MDC 7838
FP: 19 February 1993, Radio France, Paris, Moscow Ensemble of Contemporary Music, piano — Vladimir Yampolsky

3rd version: for piano, flute, clarinet and string trio (1996)
FP: 2 October 1996, Gesteig, München, piano Siegfried Mauser
COMMENTS (English)
COMMENTAIRE (Français)
MP3: listen to audio recording

12'
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Troïsti muziki
Piano trio with singing
Hymn to the Christian Povetry by Grigoriy Skovoroda FP: 11 October 1989, Alternativa Festival, Moscow


23'
 
 
 
Upon Reading Mussorgsky's Draft Notebooks
Theatre music for chorus, soloists, narrator and chamber orchestra
FP: 19 April 1989, Pokrovsky Chamber Music Theater, Moscow, cond. Gennady Rozhdestvensky
Voices: M-Sopr, Bar
Choir: 5.5.5.5.
Orch: 1.1.1.1(=BCl).1. – 2.1.1.0. – 2 Perc – Strings


25'
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

1988 Brooklyn Bridge, or My Discovery of America
Cantata for soprano, tenor and orchestra (or large ensemble)
Text: Vladimir Mayakovsky
I. Brooklyn Bridge. II. Prohibition. III. The Horns instead of Bells. IV. American Russians

1st version (for orchestra):
Orch: 1.1.1.BCl.1. – SSax, 2ASax – 2.1.1.1. – 3Perc – Hp, Pf, Balalayka (ad lib.), Bayan – Sopr, Ten – Strings
FP: 10 November 1989, San Diego Symphony Orchestra, cond. Vassily Sinaisky

2nd version (for large ensemble):
Ens: 1.1(=ASax).1(=SSax).BCl(=ASax).1. – 2.1.1.1(ad lib.). – 2 Perc – Hp, Pf, Balalayka (ad lib.), Bayan – Sopr, Ten – 1.1.1.1.1.
FP: 4 June 1989, Almeida Festival Music, London, Ensemble of soloists of Bolshoy, cond. Alexander Lazarev

COMMENTS


17'
1987 Choralvorspiel “Jesu, deine tiefen Wunden”
(Choral Prelude “Jesus, Your Deep Wounds”)

for string trio, percussions and ensemble
FP: 18 April 1987, Bolshoy Theatre, Moscow, Ensemble of soloists of Bolshoy, cond. Alexander Lazarev
Ens: 1.1.2.1. — 2.1.1.0. — 3Perc – 1.0.1.1.1.
Disposition of instruments
COMMENTS
CD: MEGADISC MDC 7838


10'
 
 
 
 
 
 
Three Graces
Opera-parody in three scenes
Text: Carl Maria von Weber
FP: 30 April 1988, Bolshoy Hall of Schostakovich Philarmony, Leningrad, Orchestra and Choir of Culture Ministry USSR, cond. Gennady Rozhdestvensky
Voices: Sopr, MSopr, Ten, Bar, Bass, Narr
Choir: 4.4.3.3.
Orch: 1(=Picc).1.1(=Picc).1(=CBsn). – 4(or 2).0.0.0. – 1(or2)Perc – Cemb, Hp – 6.4.3.3.1. Edition: C.F.Peters


45'
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1986 Psalmus poenitentialis
Concerto for choir, violin solo, organ and percussion
Text: Ps.31
FP: 6 мая 1990, Schola Cantorum of Oxford, London
COMMENTS


28'
 
 
 
 
 
1984 Wahnfried
for violin solo, piano, 6 Wagner's Tubas (or 5 trombones and tuba), 5 flutes traverse (or flutes and clarinets), choir invisible (or tape)
Text: Richard Wagner
FP:4 May 1991, Bolshoy Hall of Tchaikovsky Conservatory, Moscow, Orchestra and Choir of Culture Ministry USSR, cond. Gennady Rozhdestvensky


9'
1983 Music in Memory of Dmitry Shostakovich
Collage for narrator and chamber orchestra
Texts: Anna Akhmatova, Michael Matussovsky, Alexander Mezhirov, James Patterson
FP: 12 January 1985, Bolshoy Hall of Tchaikovsky Conservatory, Moscow, Orchestra of Culture Ministry USSR, cond. Gennady Rozhdestvensky
Orch: 1(=Picc,=AFl).1(=EHrn).2(I=Picc,II=BCl).1(=CBsn). – 2.1.0.0. – 3Perc — Pf(=Cel) – Tape – Narrator –12.0.6.6.4.


17'
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1982 Symphony
FP: 26 November 1983, Bolshoy Hall of Tchaikovsky Conservatory, Moscow, cond. Igor Chalyshev
Orch: 3(II=Picc).3.3(II=Picc,III=BCl).3(III=CBsn). — 4.3.3.1. — 3Perc — Pf, Hp — 16.14.12.10.8.


30'
 
 
 
 
1980 Cello Concerto
FP: 21 December 1982, Bolshoy Hall of Tchaikovsky Conservatory, Moscow; Sergey Sudzilovsky, cello; cond. Gennady Rozhdestvensky
Orch: 3(II=Picc).2.CorA.3(III=BCl).3(III=DBn) – 4.3.3.1. – 2Perc — Pft(Cel), Hp — Vlc solo.– 14.12.10.8.6. Edition: Sovetsky Kompositor


20'
1978 Symphonic Prologue
for orchestra
FP: 26 November 1978, Bolshoy Hall of Tchaikovsky Conservatory, Moscow, cond. Vladimir Kozhukhar
Orch: 3(II=Picc).3.3(II=Picc, III=BCl).3(III=CBsn). — 4.3.3.1. — 3Perc — Pf, Hp — 16.14.12.10.8.


15'
 
 
 
 
 
1977 String trio
FP: 7 June 1978, Small Hall of Tchaikovsky Conservatory, Moscow


15' 
 
1976 Italian songs
for soprano and piano
Text: Alexander Block


10' 
 
 
Kammerharmonie
for harp, cello and double-bass


10' 
 
1975 Quintet
for flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, French horn


10' 
 
1974 Hommage a Joan Miro
for harp solo


5' 
 
Moments
for piano solo


10' 
 
1973 Carpathians variations
1st version: for piano solo
2nd version: for school chamber ensemble (1.1.1.1. - 1.0.0.0. - Hp - Strings)


8' 
 
 
 
The Pipe is Sounded
for soprano, flute, alto and harp
Text: Alexander Block

15' 
 
 
1972     Partita
1st version: for piano
2nd version: for organ

10'