Sofia Gubaidulina | Canticle of the Sun | ECM New Series 2256



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Sofia Gubaidulina | Canticle of the Sun | ECM New Series 2256
ECM New Series 2256January 2012

Gidon Kremer: violin
Marta Sudraba: violoncello
Kremerata Baltica
Nicolas Altstaedt: violoncello
Andrei Pushkarev: percussion
Rihards Zaļupe: percussion
Rostislav Krimer: celesta
Chamber Choir "Kamēr..."
Māris Sirmais: conductor

Two major works by Sofia Gubaidulina comprise this album: “The Lyre of Orpheus” (composed in 2006), for violin, percussion and string orchestra, and “The Canticle of the Sun” (1997, rev. 1998), for violoncello, chamber choir, percussion and celesta. Both pieces were recorded at the Lockenhaus Festival in, respectively, 2006 and 2010.