Op. 4 - Musical Sketch
FROM THE BOOK: “ESSAYS ON THE MUSIC OF IOSIF ANDRIASOV” WRITTEN BY MARTA ANDRIASOVA (MARINA KUDRYASHOVA)

IOSIF ANDRIASOV MUSICAL SKETCH FOR FLUTE, OP. 4

In 1955, when he was 22 years old, Iosif Andriasov wrote a Piece for Flute and Piano. It was dedicated to Ruben Tarasovich Gadziev, a flutist, and relative of the composer. Played numerously all over the world, Iosif Andriasov’s Musical Sketch is his most performed composition to date.

SYNOPSIS

The Musical Sketch for Flute and String Orchestra (Lento, F Major, 4/4 time, 42 measures) is a lyrical piece of a pastoral character. It is written in the three-part form (A – B – A). Contemplative, crystal-clear, slightly detached music of the outer sections is in contrast to the agitated, elegiac music of the inner one. This music, sincere and instantly communicative, evokes a world of eternal beauty, grace, and wise simplicity. This simplicity is a genuine one, “simplicity of a diamond.”

IOSIF ANDRIASOV THOUGHTS

Iosif Andriasov, in one of his conversations with Marta Andriasova (Marina Kudryashova), said that he heard his Musical Sketch for Flute in his dream. This music, he continued, is “the music from other spheres. It is serene, rich (abundant), deeply dense. The icy mountains of the planets… reflection of the mountain peaks… yellow sun.”

COMPOSER’S SPIRIT

The Musical Sketch reflects kindness of Iosif Andriasov’s soul. This composition, which is affable, tender, loving, and sincere, is not a romantic dream about the beauty of the spiritual world, but it IS the spiritual world itself. The Musical Sketch is notable for its depth of spiritual qualities: tenderness (with its satellites), affability, thoughtfulness, sincerity, impartiality, are prevalent in the outer sections, while the middle section is compassionate, selfless, and courageous.

YOUTUBE LINKS

Paul Renzi, Flute: www.youtube.com/watch?v=fT0EzNzH-Og
Michelle Matts, Flute: www.youtube.com/watch?v=bAjn2x1aLQg
Rogier De Pijper, Flute: www.youtube.com/watch?v=rFedG1TLeNk
P. Renzi (Orchestra Version); M. Matts & R. de Pijper (Piano Version)

MARTA ANDRIASOVA ESSAYS
http://www.andriasovstore.com/martaessays.htm

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