Iosif Andriasov - 'The Spring' for Two Violins, Viola, and Cello, Op. 32
Iosif Andriasov - 'The Spring' for Vocal Quartet, Op. 32A
Iosif Andriasov - 'The Spring' for Choir a cappella, Op. 32B
FROM THE BOOK: “ESSAYS ON THE MUSIC OF IOSIF ANDRIASOV” WRITTEN BY MARTA ANDRIASOVA (MARINA KUDRYASHOVA)
Iosif Andriasov composed the “Spring” for String Quartet, Op. 32, in 1994. Mr. Andriasov made two additional versions for the “Spring”: “Spring” for Vocal Quartet and “Spring” for Choir a cappella. Played numerously all over the world, Iosif Andriasov’s Musical Sketch is his most performed composition to date.
The song is a sorrowful monologue of a young woman,
deserted by her lover:
“Spring has arrived, but there is still snow around.
My sweetheart has lost interest in me.
The snowstorm is getting stronger and stronger,
It burns my heart more and more painfully.
My sweetheart loves me no longer,
He has left me and forgotten me forever.”
Mr. Andriasov said: “Usually, the spring is treated as a symbol of awakening, rejoicing, and hope. Such treatment has become a cliché. Meanwhile, there are other things in spring, as well as in other seasons; they are not only optimistic, but tragic and neutral ones.”
Victor Romasevich, Violin
Philip Santos, Violin
Yun Jie Liu, Viola
Lawrence Granger, Cello