About the composer
Georgi Dmitriev was born in 1942 in Krasnodar, South West Russia. He studied at the Moscow Conservatory and he took a post-graduate course under professor D. Kabalevsky.
Dmitriev composed various works from various resources such as: folk songs, byzantine liturgies in combination with modern music as twelve tone. He uses themes from “Old Russia”, from J.S. Bach and refers to works of literature by Herman Hesse. He uses percussion in particular in his works.
About the Stabat Mater
Mezzo-soprano, two chorusses, organ, guitar and drums
Although the work is titled Stabat Mater Dolorosa, the Stabat Mater text is not used. Dmitriev used the cycle of poems “Requiem” by the Russian poet Anna Achmatova (1889-1966) for his Stabat Mater.The arrest and exile in 1935 of her son Lev Goemiljov, who didn’t return from Siberia until 1956, led Achmatova to write the cycle of poems Requiem; an indictment of the Stalin regime.
There are no textual variations, as the Stabat Mater text has not been used. From Requiem by Anna Achmatova:
No Colourbar, as the Stabat Mater poem has not been used.
Information about the recording
|CD:||Melodya SUCD 10-00272|
A copy of the CD was sent to me by Mr. Eric Wobma. Thank you very much!
|Orchestra:||Margarita Sukhankina, mezzo-soprano, Yunost (youth) group of the USSR TV and radio Large Children Chorus, and Boys chorus of the Sveshnikov Moscow Choral School, Lubov Kiseleva, organ, Alexander Martynov, guitar, Maxim Mankovsky, drums|
From "The Russian Primary Chronicle", Oratorio for Soloists, Chorus and chamber orchestra
|Code:||July 2006 DMI -01 (212)|