composer

Poleva, Victoria

Victoria Vita Polevá (also spelled:  Ukrainian: Вікторія Польова) is a Ukrainian pianist and composer. Born in Kyiv on 11 September 1962 to a family of musicians. She studied with, respectively, Ivan Karabyts and ...

related works

Soul (Душа) : Version for violin, piano and string orchestra / Victoria Poleva

Genre: Orchestra
Subgenre: Large ensemble (12 or more players)
Scoring: vn-solo pf-solo str

Kalos : for string quartet and piano, (1987) / Will Eisma

Genre: Chamber music
Subgenre: Piano Quintet (piano, 2 violins, viola, cello)
Scoring: 2vl vla vc pf

Postcards from Warsaw : for piano quintet / Aleksandra Chmielewska

Genre: Chamber music
Subgenre: Piano Quintet (piano, 2 violins, viola, cello)
Scoring: pf 2vn vla vc

Zes adagio's : = (Six adagios), for piano and string quartet, 1940 / version 1992, opus 839a / [arr. by] Jan van Dijk, Willem Pijper

Genre: Chamber music
Subgenre: Piano Quintet (piano, 2 violins, viola, cello)
Scoring: 2vl vla vc pf

 

composition

Simurgh - Quintet : for 2 violins, viola, cello and piano / Victoria Vita Poleva

Publisher's number: 23204
Genre: Chamber music
Subgenre: Piano Quintet (piano, 2 violins, viola, cello)
Scoring: 2vn vl vc pf
Duration: 15'00"
Number of players: 5
Year of composition: 2000 (rev. 2010)
Status: fully digitized (real-time delivery)

Description:
This work is inspired by a Sufi poem of Farīd ud-Dīn Attār « The Conference of the Birds « (Manteq al-Tayr, XIII century). In the poem Attar the birds of the world set forth in search of their king, Simurgh,to escape from the suffering of life. Passing the seven valleys (seven steps towards improving), passing many trials, the birds reach the abode of Simurgh - where each bird in each rose, as if in a mirror, sees his own reflection, so they discover that Simurgh - it is they themselves («simurgh « in farsi means «30 birds» (si – thirty, murgh – bird). Simurgh, thus, could be interpreted as a symbol of true unity.
“Simurgh – quintet” organized by the interaction of pair of antinomies: psalmodic speech (piano) and choral singing (strings), by their functional separation at the beginning, rotation, intertransitions and the transformation in the unity in the final.
The dramaturgy of the piece is a long way through the images of soaring feather, the movement of the wings, whisper, placer sparks, which suddenly end with the singing of fiery Simurgh. Musical material of quintet has a hidden inner text and comes from Orthodox practice of prayer.
Victoria Vita Poleva

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