Gubaidulina, best Violincomposer?

May 6, 2004 at 12:11 AM · I bought Gubaidulina Stringquartet┬┤s, Offertorium and Symphony in 12 movements recently. I must say that she is the best violincomposer I have heard in terms of using violins and other stringinstruments possibilities in a larger orchestra.

Who is your favorite composer in this respect?

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May 8, 2004 at 08:28 AM · im a big fan of Gubaidulina. a while ago, i saw her in some collaberation with CSO, and the biggest detail was that i remembered it was amazing

May 8, 2004 at 12:26 PM · What pieces would you recommend for me, as a person that has not heard any of he rpieces yet?

May 8, 2004 at 01:26 PM · Go for Offertorium and Symphony in 12 movements.

They are the best I have heard from her.

May 30, 2004 at 08:10 AM · What I like in particular is that she plays modern music without belongin to any school.

Her music is sometimes consonant, sometimes dissonant. Sometimes tonal, someimes attonal. Sometimes axtremely hard to plat sometimes very easy.

Her music is never meant as a joke unlike schnittke┬┤s.

May 31, 2004 at 10:27 PM · Without sounding like a sell-out, Brahms is my favorite for his string scoring in orchestral work, without question.

Eric

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