Josef Bardanashvili

The works

Opera and Ballet

 ''Alternative'' rock-opera in two acts (1976) Georgian Libretto: Robert Sturua, Nugzar Ergemlidze,Ruben Bardanashvili 

Commissioned by the Ensemble  VIA 75     Duration: 120’

 

Eva (1998) Mono-opera   Mezzo-soprano, piano  Libretto: Aleksandr Parin (Russian)

Commissioned by the festival SACRO –ART(Germany)    Duration: 28’  

Journey to the End of the Millennium (2005)  Opera in 10 scenes   Libretto: A. B. Yehoshua (H)

Commissioned by the Israel  Opera     Duration: 140’

 

Drama per musica (2012)

For Soprano solo ,tow voice,2 violins, Guitar, percussions Piano and Cembalo   Duration: 55’

''Gurgji  khatun ''(Georgian Queen) Ballet (2014)  Commissioned by the Georgian Ballet foundation   Duration: 01,08

 

 The Dybbuk (2018)   Opera in 13 scenes  Libretto: Ido Ricklin (H),

Commissioned by The Israeli Opera in commemoration of its 35th anniversary.   Duration: 140’

 

 

ORCHESTRAL:

 

Symphony No. 1 (“Exodus”, 1980) with participation of countertenor and tenor (vocalise). 35'

The Way for WwO

 

Adagio for SO (1995)

Duration: 6’

Metamorphoses for SO (1999)

Duration: 16’

 

Symphony No. 2, "The Way To…'' for SO (2001)

Commissioned by the Jerusalem Symph. Orch.

Duration: 20’

 

''Journey to the End of the Millennium'' (Symphonic Poem )

for symph.orch. (2005)

Commissioned by the Symph. Orch. Rishon LeZion

 Duration: 23'

 

Symphony No. 3, "Bameh Madlikin'' (With what do we light ?) for SO (2007)

Commissioned by the Israel philharmonic Orchestra

Duration: 25’

 

Symphony No. 4,  Ruakh hashinui  / Wind of Change ,For large symphony orchestra (2016)

Commissioned by the Jerusalem Symph. Orch.

Duration: 24’

 

Ex Animo  for symphony orchestra(2017)

Commissioned by the orchestra national de Lyon (France)

Duration: 10’ 40’’

Image for chamber Orchestra (2019)

Commissioned by the Israel camerata Jerusalem 10’ 20’’

 

 Zoom in  for chamber Orchestra (flute Alto, Horn and Strings (2020)

Commissioned by the Israel Chamber Orchestra. 15'20''

 

SOLO INSTRUMENT/S AND ORCHESTRA:

 

Concerto for guitar, Flute and Strigs (1978)

Guitar solo; fl (double on alto fl); str

Duration: 12'30'’

 

Concerto for cello, piano and Brass orchestra (13 brass, percussion) (1981)

Duration: 34’

 

Serenade-Concerto for vln and StrO (1985)

Commissioned by Liana Isakadze 

Duration: 22’

 

“Quasi una fantasia” Concerto for pno, hpd/celesta and StrO (1996)

Duration: 24’

 

Symphonic Poem for klezmer (clarinet) and SO (1998)

Commissioned by Geora  Faidman

Duration: 19'15'’

 

Concerto for flute and SO (2000)

Commissioned by the Yang Israel Philharmonic . Orch. and

 Jossi Arnheim

Duration: 20’

 

Dialogue for cello and orchestra (2002)

Commissioned by the Symph. Orch. Rishon LeZion

vcl solo; 3/pic/a-fl,3,3/s-sax,2,d-bn - 4,3,3,1, timp, perc(3), hp & str

Duration: 21’

 

Postludium: Concerto for viola and ChO (2002)

Commissioned by the Israel chamber orch.

Duration: 22’41''

 

Concertino for Flute, Bassoon and ChE (2003)

Commissioned by the musica nova ensemble

Duration: 11'19''

 

Moonlight illusions for chamber ensemble ( 2008)

For Flute, Clarinet, Viola, Cello Guitar El, Guitar class. and Piano(Synthesizer) Commissioned by the Israel   Contemporary  players  Duration:14’

 

Couple for clarinet, cello and Strings (2008)

Commissioned by the Jerusalem Rubin Academia Ca 17'

 

Grimace of life for two flute and strings (2009)

Commissioned by the Israel  Camerata Jerusalem Ca 17'

 

Mandolin Concerto for  Saxophone,2 Percussion, piano  and Strings (2009) Commissioned by the Israel Sinfonietta Beer-Sheva Duration: 16’

 

Birds of passage (Tziporim nodedot) (2010)

Commissioned by the Georgian chamber Orchestra in Ingolstadt (German) Ca13'

 

"Art’iton"  Concerto for Bassoon and chamber Ensemble(2010)

Commissioned by the Israel   Contemporary  players    Ca 17'

 

''The Passed train '' for Mandolin, clarinet and strings (2012)

  Commissioned by the  "Adele and John Gray Endowment Fund"

 

''Gilgulim'' concerto for Flute and Strings (2012)                              

Commissioned by the Georgian chamber Orchestra in Ingolstadt (German) Duration: 16’

 

The crossroads fantasia concertante for Violin and chamber orchestra(2017)

Commissioned by the Israel chamber orchestra

Duration: 17’

 

 

INSTRUMENTAL AND CHAMBER MUSIC

 

Piano Quintet (1973)  pno, str qrt  

Duration: 22'

 

Sonata No. 1 for piano (1974)

Duration: 18'

 

Poem-Dialogue (1975) 4 hns, gtr, vcl, 2 pnos

Duration: 28’

 

Piano Trio No. 1, 'In memory of Bizet' (1976)  vln, vcl, pno

Duration: 20’

 

Four Pieces for piano (1977)  Duration: 13’

 

Sonata No. 2 for piano (1984)  Duration: 16’

 

String Quartet No. 1 (1985) Commissioned by the Georgian string quartet   Duration: 24’

 

Piano Trio No. 2, 'Romantic' (1988)  vln, vcl, pno  Duration: 22'

 

String Quartet No. 2 (1992)  Duration: 23’

 

Postlude for piano (1993)  Duration: 12'

 

Evening Prayers for ChE (1995)  Duration: 15’

 

Elegia (Psalm 22) for StrO (1996)  Duration: 5,07’

 

Steps for ChE (1998)    Commissioned by the Israel   Contemporary  players   Duration: 11,54'’

 

Scene (1996)  flute (+ piccolo, alto flute), 'ud/harpsichord, percussion  Duration: 6’

 

Farewell Song  (1997) Commissioned by the Festival  Kfar Blum

alto flute, harp, string quartet, double bass, drumkit   duration: 16'

 

Metamorphoses for viola and piano (1998)  Duration: 11,13''

 

Farewell Song for vln and 12 violins (2000)

Commissioned by the INTERNATIONAL MASTER CLASSES  Keshet eilon   Duration: 12’37''

 

The Yellow Blues for ChE (2001)   Commissioned by the Israel   Contemporary  players    Duration:6'54''

 

Metamorphoses for cello and piano (2003)  Duration: 11,13''

 

Musical Moment (1999)   Percussion/doli and string quartet   Duration: 4'05''

 

Musical Moment (2001)

For Doli  string quartet, 2 marimbas

Duration: 4'05''

 

Perpetuum mobile (2000)  for   four  Pnos 16 hands Commissioned by the   TEL CHAI INTERNATIONAL PIANO MASTER CLASSES  Duration: 6’55’’

 

Images (2001)  flute, 2 percussions    Duration:9'09''

 

''Nekudot'' String Sextet   2 vlns, 2 vas, 2 vcls (2004)   Commissioned by The  Concertante (USA) Duration: 18’

 

Fantasia for piano (2004)

Commissioned by the Arthur Rubinstein International Music Society as a set piece for the 11th Arthur Rubinstein International Piano Master Competition (2004)

Duration: 7’

 

Just come and go! (2001)

No text (vocalise)

soprano, flute, 3 electric guitars, 2 violins, electric harmonium, percussion  Duration:9,05

 

Hymn for Violin and Cello (2004) ca 8'24'

 

'Five novelettes    for Flute, Clarinet. Harp and string Quartet (2006 )14'     Commissioned by the Yosi Arenhaim

 

''Sola'' for guitar classic 2006 Duration: 8'

 

''Kidush'' (Benedictus) for Viola D'amore, Clarinet and Cello (2011)  Duration: 8'

 

''Vediba…  '' for flute, Clarinet, Violin, Cello and percussion (2013) Commissioned by the  Israel Contemporary Players Duration: 17,52

 

Perpetuum Gizi-85   for two pianos with eight hands ,string quartet and percussion (2013)    Duration:5,25

 

''The Glass half full'' for Clarinet, string quartet and piano  (2014)  Commissioned Red sea classic Festival (Eilat)  Duration:11’45’’

 

 

''The way to Zion…'' (2013) for Violin solo, String Quartet and monks choir    commissioned by the Sion Festival Shwaizary

Duration: 16 '

 

''Five  short letters'' (2013) for Ensemble

commissioned by the KlangZeit Festival Münster (Germany)

 

Silent song for Cello, vibraphone and piano (2015)

Duration: 3’,41

In the Mirror (2015) for guitar classic

Duration:7’

 

Tempera –me    for trumpet, sax, percussion, piano and strings (2015)

Commissioned by the Tempera ensemble

Duration: 15.22

 

Tempera –me 2 version  for trumpet, sax, percussion and piano (2015)

Commissioned by the Tempera ensemble

Duration: 14.20

 

 

Shir ha shirim / Song of songs    for trumpet solo (2016)   Duration: 5’,05

 

The other banc   for Flute and Harp (2016)  Duration: 6’,19

 

Desert Wind (2017)

Octet for Clarinet, Fagot, Horn and String Quartet

Commissioned by the Mizmorim  Festival (Bassel)   Duration: 17’,19

 

Image for chamber Orchestra

Commissioned by the Israel camerata Jerusalem

Duration: 10’,19

The Memories Duo for Mandolin and Guitar (2017)

Commissioned by Duo Mantar

In Memory of Giya Kancheli  for two Violins, Piano and String Orchestra (2020) Commissioned by the Sion Festival, Switzerland 20'45''

 

Post Scriptum   for two Violins, Piano and String Orchestra (2020) 7'

 

Catch Me   for Violin solo and strings (2021)

Commissioned by the Tibor Junior, Switzerland 7'

 

Four Metamorphoses  for Viola and Choir a cappella (2021)

Commissioned by the Swedish Radio Choir/Berwaldhallen 11'

 

Music for Choir (a capella or with instruments)

 

Four Miniatures (1977)

Texts by Ibn Gvirol, Ibn Ezra, Shamuel Hanagid; (Georgian)

Mixed chorus

Duration: 11'39''

 

Two Musical Moments (1987)

Without text

4-parts women’s choir (SSAA) Duration: 9’

 

Evening Prayers (1986)

Texts from the Pure Prayer, Lao-tzu (Georgian)

Mixed chorus, SO

Duration: 18'

 

Sha'alu Shalom (1996)

Texts from Psalms 32, 122, the Sabbath Prayer (Heb)

Commissioned by the Ensemble Musica Nova

Mixed Chorus, ChE (fl, ob, cl, bn, hn, tpt, tbn, harp, pno(cel), perc:2, str

Duration: 17’

 

Psalm 121 (1996)

Heb.Male chorus

Duration: 5’

 

Chorale for six voce (2007) Duration: 4.24’

Mi kaze le katze / From end to end

Chorale Fantasia

for 3 soloists', Mixed Chorus , saxophone, percussion and piano (2015)

Commissioned by the  Moran Choirs 

ca 45'

 

Vocal music (voice and Orchestra)

 

Children of God for countertenor and SO (1997)

Texts from the Talmud, Quran, New Testament, Book of Psalms (Heb, Latin, Arabic)

Commissioned by the Raanana Sinfonett

Duration: 18’

 

Time for Love for monks choir & Strings (1999)

Texts: Nahapet Kochag, Shmuel Hanagid, Song of Songs, Psalms 128, 148 (Armenian, Georgian; Shmuel Hanagid’s (Heb)

 texts in Georgian translation.( Language of biblical verses)

Male chorus; 3 hns (ad libitum), strs

Commissioned by the Raanana Sinfonett Duration: 15’

                       

Yearning for mezzo-soprano and SO (1999)

Texts from the Pure Prayer, Blessings, Ecclesiastes (Heb) Duration: 17’

Commissioned by the Raanana Sinfonett Duration: 18’

Ode for Sara for Female voice and SO (1999) Duration: 13’52''

Commissioned by the Raanana Sinfonett

Duration: 18’

 

Sfinat Ahava –(Boat of love)  for voice and Strings (2003)

Text by Yakov  Barzilai

Soprano, pno, StrO

Duration: 16’48''

 

Leitarsel be arsal (Swinging in a hammock )

for female voice and strings (2009)

Duration 12,34

 

''Songs of Wine and love'' (2013) for Soprano, countertenor and Orchestra

Commissioned by the Israel camerata Jerusalem

Duration: 27'

 

''Magnificat-Haleluyah '' for soprano, countertenor, tenor, baritone

Mixed choir and chamber orchestra (2014)

Text: New Testament, Book of Psalms (Heb, Latin, Jidish)

2,2,0,2, harpsichord, perc(1)  & strings

Commissioned by the Israel  Camerata Jerusalem

Ca 25’

 

Ashkava, Jewish funeral music (2015)

for Cantor, children choir and Strings

commissioned by the Potsdam Chamber orchestra

Ca 11.58

The Passion /according to Rabi Shimon Bar Yochai

for Speaker , soprano, m. soprano , tenor, bass

Mixed choir and chamber orchestra (2016)

Commissioned by the Israel  Camerata Jerusalem

Ca 50’

 

All is a mirror

For Mezzo-soprano and Symphony Orchestra

Commissioned by the Israel philharmonic Orchestra (2018)

Duration: 25'