Opus Posth – Vladimir Martynov: Der Abschied (2020)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/48 kHz | Time – 48:29 minutes | 437 MB | Genre: Classical
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Russian Contemporary composer Vladimir Ivanovich Martynov [born 1946], has written at least three string quartets, or works named as such. I believe his early music was in a modern, confrontational style, but after having spent time in a Spiritual Academy to study traditional Russian Orthodox chant, his works seem to have taken on a more spiritual nature.
I regard Der Abschied (The Farewell) composed in 2006, as an essentially spiritually inspired work. Apparently it quotes from some of Mahler’s lieder, but as I never got past his symphonies, I don’t go there, so I can’t comment on that.
1. Der Abschied I (08:20)
2. Der Abschied II (04:18)
3. Der Abschied III (05:25)
4. Der Abschied IV (07:03)
5. Der Abschied V (06:29)
6. Der Abschied VI (06:02)
7. Der Abschied VII (02:36)
8. Der Abschied VIII (08:16)