Tatjana Vassiljeva and Glósóli

Tatjana Vassiljeva is a Russian cellist with many prizes.

Contents 1 Biography 1.1 Early career 1.2 2005 - 2008 1.3 2008 - 2009 1.4 2009 - 2011 1.5 Present 2 Discography 3 References

Biography

Tatjana Vassiljeva was born in Novosibirsk, Russia and played cello since she was six years old. From 1989 to 1995 she attended Central Music School under a direction of Maria Zhuravleva, prior to which she used to go to the Special Music School which are both in Moscow. Early career

She had performances throughout Europe and her native Russia. She first appeared in a 1992 Tchaikovsky Youth Competition in Moscow, and two years later participated at the ARD Munich Competition in Munich, Germany for which she won a prize. In 1999 she appeared at the International Adam Cello Competition in New Zealand and next year participated in the Pablo Casals Competition in Kronberg. In 2001 she received Grand Prix and Audience awards from the International Izuminomori Competition which was held in Osaka, Japan and the same year became the first Russian to be awarded Grand Prix de la Ville de Paris. In 2005 she received Victoires de la musique classique award and prior to it, in 2004, was named a Revelation from Abroad.

Throughout the years she appeared with such orchestras as the National Philharmonic Orchestra of Russia, Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra of Belarus, London and Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestras, and various Philharmonics, including the Saint Petersburg, Lithuanian and both Tokyo and New Japan Philharmonic Orchestras. She also played under directions from such notable Russian conductors as Valery Gergiev, Vassily Sinaisky, Vladimir Spivakov, Yuri Bashmet, Yuri Temirkanov, Mstislav Rostropovitch, Dmitri Kitayenko, and an American one named David Zinman, among others. 2005 - 2008

In 2005 along with Paul Badura-Skoda she did various cello and piano works, and next year played Ludwig van Beethoven's Triple Concerto in Venezuela with an Italian music director Claudio Abbado. During the same year she had tours and concerts throughout the Netherlands, Germany, and Spain and played Dmitri Shostakovich at the Salle Pleyel of Paris and some Rostropovich's compositions with the Orchestre de Paris and Philharmonie Luxembourg. In 2007 she appeared in the Berlin Philharmonic and in 2008 she gave concerto grosso with Krzysztof Penderecki with whom she had many concerts in the past. Later on, she collaborated with him again in 2009, this time in Spain. 2008 - 2009

During the same year, under a direction of Yuri Temirkanov she gave concerts in Tokyo and Saint Petersburg with the Saint Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra. During the Edinburgh Festival she performed Sergei Prokofiev's sinfonia concertante along with LSO and under a direction of Maestro Gergiev. Later on, she was invited by him to perform a memoriam concert of Mstislav Rostropovich with the Mariinsky Theatre Symphony Orchestra. She finished the year with Henri Dutilleux's concert which she did along with the Japanese Philharmonic Orchestra of Osaka and in Vienna with its Radio Symphony Orchestra which at the time was conducted by Bertrand de Billy. 2009 - 2011

In 2009 Vassiljeva appeared at the Prague Spring Festival with Jiri Kout and the same year participated along with Saburo Teshigawara at Cadogan Hall in London and with Yoel Levi in La Grange de Meslay. From 2010 to 2011 she participated with the Orchestre National de France in Théâtre des Champs-Élysées, conductor of whom was Daniele Gatti. Later on, she played along with Hugh Wolf and Philharmonic Orchestra of New Japan in Tokyo and then played cello for both Munich and Gasteig Philharmonics under command of Tugan Sokhiev. She also took part in the Victoria Hall in Geneva and played for both the Moscow Conservatory Grand Hall and the Grand Hall of the Musikverein in Vienna, Austria. During the same years she also had a tour with Tchaikovsky Symphony Orchestra and Vladimir Fedoseev which was performed in Tonhalle, Zürich. Present

Tatjana also participated in various chamber music festivals including the Lockenhaus and Verbier Festivals, among others. She recorded numerous albums with Naxos Records which featured her works of Igor Stravinsky, Benjamin Britten, Henri Dutilleux, and Claude Debussy, along with Mirare's sonatas of Frédéric Chopin and Charles-Valentin Alkan for which she got a recommendation from the Classica Magazine. Recently she released Krzysztof Penderecki's Concerto No. 2 under a Naxos label, which was performed by her along with Polish conductor Antoni Wit and his Warsaw National Philharmonic Orchestra. Discography 2000 — Cello Recital — Naxos Records 2002 — Dramatic Games — Accord and Universal Records 2004 — Schubert-Franck-Stravinsky — Accord and Universal 2005 — Violoncelle Solo — Accord and Universal 2009 — Bach Six Suites pour Violoncelle — Mirare 2010 — Chopin and Alkan — Mirare 2011 — Penderecki Cello Concerto N2 — Naxos 2012 — Tatjana Vassiljeva in Berlin Philharmonic String Quintet — Pentatone Classics 2013 — Haydn Concertos — Mirare

Glósóli and Tatjana Vassiljeva

Music video "Glósóli" on YouTube

"Glósóli" (, Icelandic for "Glowing Sole") is a song by Sigur Rós, released as part of their 2005 album Takk... Together with "Sæglópur" it was the first single released from the album, available as a download only release on iTunes in America and Europe respectively.

The name is a combination of gló- from the verb að glóa meaning "to glow, shine, glitter" and sóli meaning "sole." The second element of the name, sóli, shares its grammatical stem with the word "sól", meaning "sun". In combination "glósóli" can be understood as a childish way of saying "glowing sun" or "let the sun glow".

Contents 1 Music video 2 Film 3 Personnel 4 Orchestral version 5 Cover versions 6 References 7 External links

Music video

The song is also praised for its artistic and highly cinematographic music video. The video consists of children dressed in old-fashioned Icelandic clothing, migrating towards an unknown destination somewhere in Iceland. The leader, a boy with a drum, directs the group through a land characterized by open fields and rocky hills, all the while picking up more and more children. The group then fall asleep and the video enters a dream-like state, signified by a change in hue. The song culminates at the end when the children reach a large hill and the leader starts beating his drum rapidly. When the song climaxes, the children start to run full speed up the hill. It is then shown that the hill is in fact a cliff, ending at the ocean. When the children reach the edge, they jump off and swim through the air. The video features a characteristic ambiguous ending, when the last and youngest child is shown jumping off the cliff in a cannonball style. The cinematographer Chris Soos has stated that to him the child definitely flies along with the rest, but ambiguity was the intention. The child naturally chose the cannonball style after a reluctance to jump whilst filming. The video is also a direct allusion to J. D. Salinger's novel "The Catcher in the Rye". In the novel, character Holden Caulfield says "I have to catch everybody if they start to go over the cliff - I mean if they're running and they don't look where they're going I have to come out from somewhere and catch them. That's all I do all day. I'd just be the catcher in the rye and all." The video was directed by Arni & Kinski. Film

The song is used under license in the closing scenes of the documentary film Drawn From Water, highlighting the plight of Ethiopian mingi orphans. It was also used as the closing music for Roving Mars, a 2006 film about the Mars Exploration Rovers. Personnel Jón Þór Birgisson – vocals, guitar Kjartan Sveinsson – keyboard Georg Hólm – bass Orri Páll Dýrason – drums Orchestral version BBC Concert Orchestra performed in concerts a version of "Glósóli" for orchestra and optional chorus arranged by composer Fung Lam as part of their education projects in 2006 and 2009. Cover versions

Sarah Brightman recorded an English version of this song for her latest album, Dreamchaser, released in 2013.
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