Yusupova, Iraida - Ave Maria

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year of composition / 1st publication: 2003


Composer: Iraida Yusupova  (*1962)
Aliases, aka:Adolf Venzel
Country of origin / activity: Turkmenistan
Text author: traditional
Arranger / Editor: Iraida Yusupova  (*1962)

“Ave Maria” by Adolf Venzel in different chamber arrangements (2003)

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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Iraida Yusupova (born February 20, 1962) is a Turkmenistani composer of half Russian-half Tatar ethnicity who lives in Moscow, Russia.

Iraida Yusupova was born in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, and graduated from Moscow Conservatory with a degree in composition in 1987. She has written and composed 3 operas, 2 symphonies, 6 cantatas, 3 instrumental concerts, and a great deal of chamber music, electro-acoustic music, and music for cinema and theater spanning over the late eighties to the present day. Her various styles include minimalism, serialism, and several progressive new age styles. Her music has been performed in Germany, Austria, France, Italy, Sweden, Belgium, USA, Switzerland, Turkey and Hungary. In 2001, certain independent Moscow journalists made her among the top 10 most notable modern Russian composers.

Festival participation
Mrs. Yusupova has been a continual participant in numerous musical festivals such as Alternative, Moscow Autumn, Moscow forum, and has participated in the music festivals Bach - 2000, White Night’s Stars, Gent-Moscow-Gent, Klang och Rubel, Delphi’s Games, Austrian Cultural Forum, David Oistrakh’s Festival, and the Wean Hean festival.

Enrollment in unions and organizations[edit]She is a part of the Composers’ Union of Russia (an organization in Moscow), the Filmmakers’ Union of Russia, the Association of Contemporary Music (ACM) and in 1994 joined the Theremin Center.


Yusupova, Iraida (b. February 20, 1962, Ashgabat). Turkmen-born Russian composer of mostly stage, orchestral, chamber, vocal, piano, electroacoustic, and multimedia works that have been performed in Europe and elsewhere.

Ms. Yusupova studied composition with Nikolay Sydelnikov at the Tchaikovsky Conservatory in Moscow, where she graduated in 1987. She also attended Darmstadt in 1998.

Among her honors is Second Rating in the International Electroacoustic Conference in Boston (1995, for Mephisto Garden. The Seasons [section The Spring]) and selection as one of the ten most noticeable Russian composers by independent Moscow journalists (2001). Most recently, she was awarded a residency at the International Centre for Composers in Visby, Sweden (2005) and a prize in the best experimental film category in the Saratov film festival (2005, for Theremin's Last Secret). Her music has been performed in Austria, Belgium, Germany, Italy, Russia, Sweden, Switzerland, the UK, and the USA.

She is married to the filmmaker Aleksandr Dolgin, with whom she has often collaborated, including on the films Theremin's Last Secret (2004), Il Viaggio di Signore D. e Signore V. (2004), Coming back (2004), America's Discovery (2004), and SMS-Video (2004).

In addition to the works listed below, Ms. Yusupova has composed scores for numerous films since 1990. She has also used the name Adolf Venzel on occasion.


E-mail address: usdolgin@mtu-net.ru

Street address: Ms. Iraida Yusupova, ul. Amurskaya 21, bk. 3, kv. 53, 107241 Moscow, Russia

Telephone: + 749 5462 3432


STAGE: Cryptophonic Opera (9 scene opera, libretto by the three composers), 1995 (collaboration with Sergey Nevrayev, Ivan Sokolov); Opera Marina (3 scene opera with introduction and coda, libretto by the composer), 1994-98 (two of its sections may be performed separately: The Birth of Venus, orchestra, CD; The Birth of Venus, French horn, 2 trumpets, trombone, tuba, 1 or more pianos [also version with CD]); Faust Fragments (mystery, text by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe [translated by Boris Pasternak]), mixed chorus, CD, 1999; Christmas Mystery for Theatre of Silhouettes (1 act mystery, text by Inna Kolosova), children's chorus ad libitum, piano, 2000; Tsar Demyan (1 act opera, libretto by Elena Polenova), 2001 (collaboration with Leonid Desyatnikov, Vladimir Nikolayev, Vyacheslav Gayvoronsky); Shepherds and Angels (mystery, texts by Vera Pavlova, the composer, Ave Maria), any number of voices, children's chorus, small orchestra, CD ad libitum, 2002 (also versions for folk chorus [+ svirel (small pipe), kolokolchiky (small bells), baraban, buben (drums)], CD, 2002; any number of voices, children's chorus, organ, 2002; version as cyber-musical [text by Vera Pavlova], any number of voices, children's chorus, folk chorus [+ svirel, kolokolchiky, baraban, buben], small orchestra, CD, 2002; folk chorus, 2003); Why do I love you so much? (fragment from imaginary musical Her First Ball, text by an unknown poet), female/mixed chorus, piano, string quartet ad libitum, double bass ad libitum, 2003

STAGE: Einstein and Margarita (4 act opera-installation with preface and epilogue, libretto by Vera Pavlova, the composer [translated by Steven Seymour]), 5 soloists, mixed chorus, puppet theatre, theremin, large orchestra, phonograph, film (by Aleksandr Dolgin), 2004

ORCHESTRAL: Arpa amplificata (concerto), amplified harp, orchestra, 1987; Incantation of Elements, orchestra, CD, 1989; Concerto, oboe, small orchestra, 1993; Winds' Rose (in memoriam Nikolay Sydelnikov), piano, small orchestra, 1993; The Mystery of Babylon (symphony), 1994; The Birth of Venus, orchestra, CD, 1995 (section of Opera Marina; may be performed separately); The Critique of Pure Reason (2 versions), small orchestra, 1995; Flowering of the Willows IV, or an almost Etruscan Text, small orchestra, 1995; Cadenza and Coda, cello, orchestra, CD, 1998; Music by Someone Else, small orchestra, 2001

CHAMBER MUSIC: Sonata, oboe, piano, 1987; Octet in memoriam Igor Stravinsky, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons, 2 French horns, 1989; Music of Dreams, violin/cello, 1990; Brass Quintet, French horn, 2 trumpets, trombone, tuba, 1990; Sound's Traveling, soprano saxophone, any number of percussion, 1990; Études by Steiniz, oboe, any other similar-range wind instrument, organ, 1991; Sailing off, 4 saxophones, 1992 (also versions for 4 saxophones, CD, 1996; 4 saxophones, 2 CDs, 1996; soprano, 4 saxophones; soprano, 4 saxophones, CD); Eine grosse Nachtmusik (chamber symphony), flute, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons, 2 French horns, trumpet, piano, CD, 1993; Astrolatreya, flute, oboe, clarinet, domra/harp, violin, cello, piano, 1994; Arlecinata, flute, oboe, clarinet, domra, violin, cello, piano, 1994; The Waiting (mini-concerto), oboe, CD, 1994; The Birth of Venus, French horn, 2 trumpets, trombone, tuba, 1 or more pianos, 1994 (section of Opera Marina; may be performed separately; also version with CD, 1998); Nikola Veshny (in memoriam Nikolay Sydelnikov), flute, domra, piano, 1994; Composition in memoriam Igor Severyarnin, domra, 1994 (collaboration with Sergey Nevrayev)

CHAMBER MUSIC: Ex voto, flute, clarinet, harp, string quartet, double bass, 1995; Étude, flute, 1996; The Last Sound's Traveling, cello, any number of percussion, 1996; Strange Shores (suite), harp, 1997; Ex voto II, flute, clarinet, violin, viola, cello, piano, 1998; Sequences, cello, piano, 1999; PolyCordia, Celtic harp, cello, piano, CD, 2001; Cherubic, gusli, piano, 2002 (version of choral work); Pastorale (fantasy on themes of Adolf Venzel), cello, piano, 2003; On My Way to Damascus, flute, oboe, clarinet, bass clarinet, contrabassoon, French horn, string quartet, double bass, piano, organ, 2003; Kitezh – 14, violin, ovaloid (string instrument), CD, 2003; The Little Tin Soldier, flute, clarinet, 2 violins, cello, double bass, piano, 2003; Kitezh – 19, 1-2 theremins, CD, 2004

CHORAL: Singing of the Virgins on Mt. Zion (texts from the words "Salve Regina", "Ave Maria"), folk chorus, violin, 2 celli, keyboard-gusli, CD, 1997 (also version with computer, 1997); Ex voto III (text by Gennady Aygi), folk chorus, cello ad libitum, CD, 1998; No longer the Sea, or a New Sound's Traveling (text by Aleksandr Vvedensky), folk chorus, cello ad libitum, piano, CD, 1998 (version of electroacoustic work); Pushkin-Triptych, folk chorus, piano, 1999; Children's Cantata (text by Gennady Aygi), children's chorus, piano, CD, 2000; Prayer (text by Olga Romanova), male chorus, cello, double bass, 2000 (also versions for mixed chorus, piano, 2003; male chorus, small orchestra, 2004; male chorus, organ, 2005); Three Meditations on a Baptist Script (texts by Leonid Bely, Vera Pavlova, Vyacheslav Kurizin), female rock voice, boys' chorus, 2 mixed choruses, electric guitar, cello, small orchestra, 2000 (section of Passions 2000, a collaboration with Dmitry Cheglakov; may be performed separately); Cherubic (text from the Russian Orthodox Canon), mixed chorus, 2002 (also versions for gusli, piano; CD); Dies Irae – 2, folk chorus, CD, 2003; Ave Maria, mixed chorus, tenor recorder, harp, organ, 2003 (also versions for mixed chorus, tenor recorder, harp, organ, 2003; mixed chorus, harp, organ, 2003; mixed chorus, organ, 2003; mixed chorus, piano, 2003; mixed chorus, string quartet, double bass, organ, 2003); Cherubic (text from the Russian Orthodox Canon), male chorus, cello, 2004; Un bergantin (text by José de Espronceda), mixed chorus, double bass, piano, 2005

VOCAL: In front of the Mirror (song-cycle, text by Vera Pavlova), voice, oboe, piano, vibraphone, 1990; Emily's Revelations (cantata, text by Emily Dickinson), mezzo-soprano, orchestra, 1990; Flowering of the Willows III (cantata, text by Boris Pasternak), soprano, flute, oboe, violin, cello, piano, CD, 1992; Two Small Canons on Texts of English Poets (cantata, texts by Percy Bysshe Shelley, Arthur Symons), soprano, flute, piano, vibraphone, 1994; Thou Art My Soul (text by St. Andrew of Crete [Russian translation]), descant voice, cello, piano, 1996; Sailing off (texts by Marina Tsvetayeva, William Shakespeare), soprano, 4 saxophones, 1996 (version of chamber work; also version for soprano, 4 saxophones, CD, 1996); The Dull Songs of the Earth (cantata, text by Mikhail Lermontov), soprano, trumpet, cello, piano, CD, 2000; Unnamed (text from the Lacrimosa), soprano, cello, small orchestra, CD, 2000 (also version without CD, 2003); Dies Irae, countertenor, basso profondo (+ timpani), oboe, clarinet, French horn, trumpet, trombone, viola, cello, double bass, 2001; Ballada (text by Dmitry Prigov), female voice, male poet, any number of recorders (1 player), harp, CD, 2005

PIANO: Sonata without a First Movement, 1994; Canon-Elegy, 1994; Reminiscences of Years Gone, 1 or more pianos, 1994; Alla mente, 1996; Eine kleine Morgenmusik (in memoriam Rafael Yusupov), 2002

ORGAN: Kitezh – 11, organ, CD, 2003

HARPSICHORD: The Well in Haroldsbach, 1996

ELECTROACOUSTIC: Ginekeum, CD, 1991; Tomb of Moses, CD, 1992; Postlude-Dedication, or Variation on a Basque Folk Theme, domra, 2 pianos, computer, 1994; No longer the Sea, or a New Sound's Traveling, CD, 1998 (also version for folk chorus, cello ad libitum, piano); In the Country of the Blind II, small orchestra, computer, 2001; In the Country of the Blind III, piano, computer, 2001; Cherubic, CD, 2002 (version of choral work); More, CD, 2002; Kitezh – 22, CD, 2004; Sax-n-roll, CD, 2005; Mermaids' Dance, CD, 2005; Composition with Organ, CD, 2005

MULTIMEDIA/PERFORMANCE: Retro-Suite (texts from 1930s Russian protest songs), folk chorus, CD, silent film (by Vasily Zuravlyov), 1998; Mephisto Garden. The Seasons, CD, film (by the composer, Aleksandr Dolgin), 1995-2000 (also version for ovaloid, tromba marina, kozleton [string instrument], cello, piano, ensemble [any 12 players], CD, film, 1995-2000); South (text by Gennady Aygi), 3 female voices, any number of actors, electric guitar, piano, CD, any number of sound installations, 2000 (section of Several Different Directions, a collaboration with Dmitry Cheglakov, Tatyana Mikheyeva, Sergei Zagny; may be performed separately); In the Country of the Blind (performance-installation), clarinet, cello, piano, 4 or more CDs, 2000; The Birds, dance troupe, CD, any number of sound installations, 1999-2001 (also versions for Celtic harp, piano, CD, any number of sound installations, 1999-2001; [text from the phrase "Who will give me the dove's wing?"] flute [+ voice], CD, any number of sound installations, 1999-2001); NOSFERATU-Symphony, trumpet, piano, string quartet, silent film (by Friedrich Wilhelm Murnau), 2003; AELITA (karaoke opera, libretto by Vera Pavlova), any number of voices ad libitum, CD, silent film (by the composer, after Yakov Protazanov, Aleksandr Dolgin), 2003; A Recollection of the Interrupted Song (performance, in memoriam Luigi Nono), any number of rare instruments (any number of players), CD, 2003; Winds' Rose – 2 (sound installation), piano, string orchestra, 2005

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