||Composer / Arranger
||'Stichira' for Bayan & Cello
||'In croce' for Bayan & Cello
||S Gubaidulina (1931)
arr. F. Lips (*1948)
||'Souvenir' for Bayan Solo
||J. Cage (1912-1992)
arr. F. Lips (*1948)
||Symphonie Nr 3
||S. Berinski (1946-1998)
|K. Wolkow's "Stichira
of Lwan the Terrible" for bayan and cello is based on a religious verse
expressed by the Russian trar: "Even though you conquer the world, death
carries you off secretly in the end, so why have you sacrificed your soul
for your body?"
Tsar and Grand Prince of Russia. As usual the composer uses old Russianmelodies
and rhythms. The music shows, to a great extent, recitative and outstanding
character. This piece of music has been dedicated to Vladimir Toncha and
One of the most important
composers of modern music is Sofia Gubaidulina. She allows all bayanists
to create their own version of the famous oeuvre for violoncello and organ
"In croce", thus breathing new life into it. New versions of this piece
of music are heard more and more often, interpreted by famous violoncellists
and bayanists of various nationalities, either in concerts or on CDs.
In croce -crossways- is based on an idea that was also to be realised
later on in the partita "Seven Words". There the bayan represents God,
the cello his son and in the perfection of the music the Holy Ghost.The cello is played
by Vladimir Toncha.
"Souvenir" - music
that was written for the organ by the famous American composer John Cage
can also be played on other keyboard instruments (piano, bayan). The author
applies a minimum of musical material and emotions. It's the rests and
caesuras that create its atmosphere. The composer allows the fantasy of
interpretation, who is like a co-author, take its course.
"Symphony No. 3"
"And the sky is darkened"(Apocalypse, chapter 6) for bayan and symphonic
orchestra by Sergej Berinskij is a wonderful blend of various philosophical
contemplations against a background of illustrating music which represents
well-known biblical contents. In the course of its development the human
soul is seized by fear and desperation. Basically the music expresses
pictures of the last Judgement. Lips is backed here by the Ural Symphony
Orchestra, with conductor Dmitrij Liss.