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St. John's Passion : Work information

Sofiya Asgatovna Gubaydulina ( Music, Images,)
Performed by
Orchestra of the Mariinsky Theatre, St Petersburg, Valery Gergiev (Conductor)

This work

Work name
St. John's Passion
Work number
2000-01-01 02:00:00

This recording

Michael Sandner
Karl-Heinz Runde
Recording date
2000-09-01 00:00:00

The Composers

Sofiya Asgatovna Gubaydulina

Sofia Gubaydulina was born in Chistopol, studying music firstly at the Conservatory of Kazan, then at the Moscow Conservatoire. A true individual in an age where it was only just becoming safe to be so, Gubaydulina’s compositions often feature bizarre instrumental combinations; her works for Russian accordian, or Bayane,are a case in point, as is the Concerto for Basson and Low Strings. Like many contemporaries, she has her own particular sense of tonality, which although frequently grounded is not afraid to take ideas to their logical conclusion. Her St John Passion is a particularly moving work.

Track listing

  • The Word 1:29 min
  • The Washing of Feet 13:07 min
  • The Commandment of Faith 2:32 min
  • The Commandment of Love 3:58 min
  • Hope 2:38 min
  • Liturgy in Heaven 15:05 min
  • Betrayal, Denial, Flagellation, Condemnation 17:10 min
  • The Way to Golgotha 19:49 min
  • A Woman Clothed with the Sun 1:51 min
  • Entombment 6:50 min
  • The Seven Bowls of Wrath 6:25 min