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The Deceitful Face of Hope and of Despair. Concerto for flute and large orchestra (Dedicated to Sharon Bezaly)

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ConductorVenzago, Mario
OrchestraGothenburg Symphony Orchestra
FluteBezaly, Sharon
ComposerGubaidulina, Sofia

Concerto for flute and large orchestra. Recorded in the presence of the composer, dedicated to Sharon Bezaly. The title, 'The Deceitful Face of Hope and of Despair', is taken from T.S. Eliot's poem Ash Wednesday, but as the composer herself writes in the liner notes: 'It was by no means my intention to represent the emotional states mentioned in the title by musical means. I was far more concerned with musical and acoustic actualities.' The solo part calls for three different instruments (flute, alto flute and bass flute) and, with the extended orchestra, covers a very wide range of colours and pitches. The work explores 'difference tones', an acoustic phenomenon whose varying aspects come to symbolize the concepts of 'hope' and 'despair'.
BBC Music Magazine: Double 5 stars; Music Web International: Recording of the Year 2006; International Record Review: outstanding.
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