Vladimir TARNOPOLSKI, composer



CD coverVladimir Tarnopolski CD-Portrait
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The Breath of the Exhausted Time (1994)
for orchestra
Foucault's Pendulum (2004)
for large ensemble
Chevengur (2001)
for voice and ensemble on texts by Andrei Platonov
Tabula Russia (2015)
for orchestra

CD cover 1 — State Academic Symphony Orchestra "Evgeny Svetlanov", conductor Vladimir Jurowski, 2015
2 — Schönberg Ensemble, conductor Reinbert de Leeuw, 2004
3 — Svetlana Savenko, mezzo-soprano. Studio for New Music ensemble, conductor Igor Dronov, 2003
4 — Orchestra of the Russian-German Music Academy, conductor Valery Gergiev, 2016

& Moscow Conservatory Records, MSCCD 0224, 2017

Orchester der Russisch-Deutschen MusikAkademie
Vladimir Tarnopolski, Sergej Prokofiev, Richard Strauss

Vladimir Tarnopolski. Tabula Russia für Orchester (2015)

Valery Gergiev, conductor
Live recording from the concert at the Konzarthaus Berlin

CD cover21st Century Russian Composers
Vladimir Tarnopolski, Faradj Karaev, Yuri Vorontsov, Alexander Vustin. Yuri Kasparov

Vladimir Tarnopolski *1955  Chevengur for voice and ensemble on texts by Andrey Platonov (2001)

'Studio for New Music' ensemble
Svetlana Savenko, soprano
Igor Dronov, conductor

& Moscow Conservatory Records, 2014

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CD coverAlexander Ivashkin plays
Gubaidulina, Tarnopolski and Redgate

Gubaidulina: Canticle of the Sun for cello, choir and percussion
Tarnopolski: Le vent des mots qu'il n'a pas dits (The Wind of Unspoken Words), for cello and orchestra
Redgate: Black Icons, for cello and small orchestra

Alma Classics, 5032, 2013

CD coverKlangfarben Boswil 14
Ensemble Boswil

6 Jahre Ensemble Boswil fur Neue Musik

Iannis Xenakis (1922 - 2001) ST/10-1,080262 fur 10 Instrumente (1962)
Xiaoyong Chen *1955 Reflectere fur Ensemble (2007)
Beat Furrer *1954 Xenos fur grosses Ensemble (2008)
Klaus Huber *1924 Kammerkonzert intarsi fur Klavier + 17 Instrumentalisten (1994)
Vladimir Tarnopolski *1955 Cassandra fur grosses Ensemble (1991)
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unter der Leitung von: Peter Hirsch, Tsung Yeh, Beat Furrer und Pierre-Alain Monot


CD coverObukhov – Raskatov – Tarnopolski
KTC 9000 – Schönberg Ensemble – a century of music – CD 18, 2006

Nikolai Obukhov (18921954)  Four Balmont Songs
Alexander Raskatov (1953)  The Last Freedom
Vladimir Tarnopolski (1955)  Foucaults Pendulum (2004)

CD cover An Introduction to Vladimir Tarnopolski
Megadisc Classics – MDC 7838, 1998

Kassandra (1991)
for large ensemble   →MP3
Eindruck-Ausdruck II (1989-1992)
for piano and large ensemble
Echoes of the Passing Day (1989)
for clarinet, cello and piano
Jesu, Your Deep Wounds (1987)
for large ensemble

1,4 — Studio for New Music (conductor — I. Dronov), 1994-97.
2,3 — Moscow Ensemble of Soloists (conductor — A. Vinogradov), 1992.

CD coverWorld Full of Madness
Klimop – 006

Welt voll Irrsinn (World Full of Madness) (1993)
for large ensemble

The Dadaistic poetry of Kurt Schwitters was read by the composer through the prism of the stormy reality in Russia at the beginning of the '90. (coups, political demonstrations, tanks in the streets of Moscow etc.) Tarnopolski finds direct parallel with the absurd poetry that is shouted by the members of the orchestra and with the situation of today. "And considering the form and purely the structure I was interested in finding a balance between coincidence and determination, as in our society we were balancing between chaos and dictatorship. In the writings of Schwitters I tried to discover those moments. For example I heard in "Banalitäten aus dem Chinesischen ( la Mao-Ze-Dung)" the hysteria of the Maoistic meetings and the demagogic tune of some new Russian politicians."

de ereprijs ensemble has dedicated itself to the performance of contemporary music, with the occasional performance of exceptional twentieth-century works. Aside from the traditional concert programmes, special projects are often arranged in which various disciplines combine. To date that has resulted in programmes, which combine music with dance, visual art, film, theatre and architecture. Since 1989 there have been strong contacts with foreign composers, a development, which has resulted in the writing of a number of new works, specially for "de ereprijs" — as is the case with most of the repertoire. Due to the nature of the works and the formation of the orchestra — for example, solo pieces and the presence of percussion and electrically amplified instruments — both the stage presentation and the sound can be changed, from that of a "classic" chamber orchestra to the sound of a pop group or an electronic studio. As a result the group is able to offer composers, and ultimately the public, a great variety in potential sound.

The CD was recorded in presence of Vladimir Tarnopolski on the 19th, 20th and 21st October 1994 at the Dutch Reformed Church at Voorst.

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Eindruck-Ausdruck III (1989)
Studio for New Music Moscow ensemble

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Echoes of the Passing Day (1989)
Oleg Tantsov, clarinet
Natalia Savinova, cello
Victor Jampolski, piano

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Cassandra (1991)
Studio for New Music Moscow ensemble
Igor Dronov, cond.

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Welt voll Irsinn (1993)
de Ereprijs orchestra
Wim Boerman, cond.

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The Breath of the Exhausted Time (1994)
Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunk
Alexander Lazarev, cond.

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When Time Overflows its Margins (opera in three scenes; 1999)
Münchener Biennale, Staatstheater am Gartnerplatz, 27.04.1999

Scene II, Terzet "Als Ich…" — sample [3:14]

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Scene II, "Titanic" — sample [2:56]

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author's comment to the opera…

Chevengur (2001)
Svetlana Savenko, sopr.
Studio for New Music Moscow ensemble
Igor Dronov, cond.

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Foucault's Pendulum (2004)
Schoenberg ensemble
Reinbert de Leeuw, cond.

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Eastanbul, first fragment (2008)
Ensemble Modern
Alejo Perez, cond.

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Last and Lost (2010)
Klangforum Wien ensemble
Sylvain Cambreling, cond.

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Jenseits der Schatten (Beyond the Shadow)
Various fragments from the multimedia opera
Beethovenfest 2006. Co-production Oper Bonn, Palindrome Dance Company, MusikFabrik ensemble

Trio of the Prisoners of the Cave (after Dante)

Dispute between the Arts about their importance (text by Leonardo)

Trio of Arts

Beyond the Shadow. Various fragments

Wenn die Zeit uber die Ufer tritt
(When Time Overflows its Margins)

samples from the opera:

Szene 1, "Die Zeit vergeht", Terzett
Muenchener Biennale, 1999

Scene 1. "Dream about the Love", Quintet
Muenchener Biennale, 1999

Szene 2. "Heute ist Sonntag", Trio
Muenchener Biennale, 1999

Szene 2, "Titanic", Septett
Muenchener Biennale, 1999

Recorded at Darmstadt, Germany, 26 July 2010
Natalia Pshenichnikova, mezzo soprano
Studio for New Music, conductor Vladimir Gorlinsky

…Le vent des mots qu'il n'a pas dits
(…The wind of words which he didn't say)

About two Russian opera productions by Vladimir Tarnopolsky
Vladimir Tarnopolsky and Ekaterina Biryukova
'Context', info-analytical program
Moderator Igor Volgin
'Rossiya – Kultura' TV channel, March 29, 2015
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" A True Story About Cinderella", TV report by St.Petersbourg channel
The "ARTEfakty" program: "what is actually happened to Cinderella." March 28, 2015, 12:00
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Multimedia opera by Vladimir Tarnopolsky showed in Moscow
News of Culture. 'Kultura' TV channel, Match 26, 2015
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What the music is?
Vladimir Tarnopolski takes part in "Brainstorming" TV program
TVC channel, Moscow, June 9, 2014

'Fourteenth Year', gogol.tv, 26.05.2014
Parallels between 1914 and 2014 are discussed by composer, professor Vladimir Tarnopolski, and architect, designer and essayist Andrei Baldin.

'Observer', Kultura TV channel, 22/04/2014
Subject: Andrey Platonov, 115 years. His novel 'Chevengur', 85 years.
Leading by Andrey Maximov.

Music Biennale, Venice, 2011
Vladimir Tarnopolsky's interview (in English)