|K. Wolkow (* 1943)
|S. Gubaidulina (* 1931) / arr. F. Lips (* 1948)
||"In croce" (bajan/violoncello)
|J. Cage (1912-1992) / arr. F. Lips (* 1948)
||"Souvenir" (bajan solo)
|S. Berinsky (* 1946)
||Sympohny Nr 3 "...and the sky is darkened"
(Apocalypse, chapter 6),
for bayan and symphony orchestra
K. Wolkow's Stichira of Iwan the Terrible for bajan and cello is based on a religious verse expressed by the Russian tsar:
Even though you conquer the world, death carries you off secrete1y in the end, so why have you sacrificed your soul for your body?
Ioann Vasiljevich, Tsar and Grand Prince of Russia.
As usual the composer uses old Russian melodies and rhythms. The music shows - to a great extent - recitative and outstanding character. This piece of music has been dedicated to Vladimir Toncha and Friedrich Lips.
One of the most important composers of modern music is Sofia Gubaidulina. She allows all bajanists to create their own version of the famous oeuvre for violoncello and organ In croce , thus breathing new life into it. New versions of this piece of music are heard more and more often, interpreted by famous violoncellists and bajanists of various nationalities, either in concerts or on Cds. In croce - crossways - is based on an idea that was also to be realised later-on in the partita Seven Words. There the bajan represents God, the cello his son and in the perfection of the music the Holy Ghost.
Souvenir - this music that was written for the organ by the famous American composer John Cage can also be played on other keybord instruments (piano, bajan). The author applies a minimum of musica1 material and emotions. It's the rests and caesuras that create its atmosphere. The composer a11ows the phantasy of the interpret, who is co-author as well, take its course.
Symphony Nr. 3: And the sky is darkened (Apocalypse, chapter 6) for bajan and symphonic orchestra by Sergej Berinskij is a wonderful blend of various philosophica1 contemplations against a background of illustrating music which represents well-known biblical contents. In the course of its development the human soul is seized by fear and desperation. Basically the music expresses pictures of the Last Judgement.