Dr. Vera Ivanova, Composer
Vera Ivanova,

'...internationally recognized as an emerging artist of great talent.'

Campus Times (University of Rochester/Eastman)


for Solo Violin (2001)

Program Notes:
The dedication to J.S. Bach is a tribute to the greatest composer-polyphonist whose music
is a basis and “starting point” for any professional performer and composer. The core of
the whole piece is a gradual exploration of the first note “D” to a twelve-tone scale
through sliding glissandi. This idea was inspired by Bach’s chromatic style in his
preludes and fugues. As many composers dedicating their music to Bach used his
monogram, it became a tradition. In Confession the monogram can be heard subsequently
three times, but only once in the right order (BACH). The most important relation to
Bach’s music is an attempt to bring into contemporary music the high spiritual level of
baroque music.

c. 10 minutes, 20 seconds
April 24, 2003
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This performance is a part of the Atlantic Music Festival, where I was invited to be a composition fellow.
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Dorota Anderszewska Salle Pasteur/Le Corum (Montpellier, France)
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CalArts, Roy O. Disney Music Hall (Los Angeles, CA)
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Museum für Künst und Gewerbe (Hamburg, Germany)
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Clapp Recital Hall (Iowa City, IA)
SCI National Student Conference
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