Zebeljan, Isidora

Isidora Žebeljan (Belgrade, 1967-2020) was the most outstanding and internationally acclaimed Serbian composer. She drew international attention with her opera Zora D. which was commissioned by the Genesis Foundation from ...

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The Cherry Orchard (Višnjik) : Version for piano quartet / Isidora Zebeljan; redacted by Veljko Nenadic

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Subgenre: Piano Quartet (piano, violin, viola, cello)
Scoring: vn vla vc pf

Songs from Diana : for voice (soprano or tenor) and guitar, 1986 / poems by Diana Hedrick, Jean Sevriens

Genre: Vocal music
Subgenre: Voice and instrument(s)
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Two solo cantatas : Apis amata, for alto, strings and basso continuo, for alto and basso continuo, 1757 / ed. by Robert L. Tusler, Willem de Fesch

Genre: Vocal music
Subgenre: Voice and orchestra; Voice and instrument(s)
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Mélena imí : for soprano, cornetto and viola da gamba / Calliope Tsoupaki; text: fragments from the Songs of Solomon

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Leonce and Lena (Leons i Lena) : Suite for oboe (doubling ocarina), percussion, piano, soprano, viola and contrabass / Isidora Žebeljan; lyrics by Georg Büchner

Publisher's number: 18357
Genre: Vocal music
Subgenre: Voice and instrument(s)
Scoring: sopr ob perc pf vla db
Duration: 10'00"
Number of players: 6
Year of composition: 1998/2011
Status: fully digitized (real-time delivery)

Other authors:
Buchner, Georg (librettist)
Just as Georg Büchner reached for the structure of the old fairy tale in his drama Leonce and Lena, so Isidora Žebeljan looks to the sounds of Renaissance courts and squares in her suite in four movements (1998/2011), created from music she wrote for the Belgrade production of Büchner’s piece. The vocal and instrumental line-up, consisting of a soprano (mostly without lyrics), oboe, viola, double bass, percussion and piano (deputizing for a virginal or a zither), reminds one of a troupe of minstrels.
There are also evocations of the forms of the forlana (Ouverture) and the slow menuet (The King). Yet, as well as this homage to the past, we can sense an unrestrained spirit coming through, as a response of the rhythmical wildness of today to that of a long time ago (Travelling). The last movement returns to the echo of former times in a duet for soprano and oboe (My Tired Footsteps).
Borislav Čičovački

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