MASTER AND MARGARITA
BASS Guitar, Drums and full symphony orchestra
composed for Malgorzata Zalewska
Master and Margarita - The Novel (M.Bulgakov) - a literary sensation from its first publication.
The Master and Margarita has become an astonishing publishing phenomenon in Russia and has been translated into more than twenty languages, and made into plays and films. Mikhail Bulgakov's novel is now considered one of the seminal works of twentieth-century Russian literature. In this imaginative extravaganza the devil, disguised as a magician, descends upon Moscow in the 1930s with his riotous band, which includes a talking cat and an expert assassin. Together they succeed in comically befuddling a population which denies the devil's existence, even as it is confronted with the diabolic results of a magic act gone wrong.
Presenting - Gary Guthman's intriguing musical portrayal of this most fantastic story!
All compositions and arrangements by Gary Guthman
“Master & Margarita ” song titles:
Craters Edge , Red Sky Nights , It's Time! , Crescent Moon , Loves Rose , Garden Ring, Be My Dream,
Woland’s Ball, Margarita, Manuscripts Don’t Burn
"It is a pity that the premiere of Gary Guthman’s "Master and Margarita" took place in the closed space of a philharmonic hall,
and not on public television, where would be it’s greatest audience." - Tomasz Jakubowski (AUDIO MAGAZINE)
"This is extraordinary music, full of mysterious beauty, artfully played - Małgorzata Zalewska deserves special applause!
Here we have the “Ballad of Woland" on stage, in rock style, in love with music - “ Margarita”- the famous saying of Woland,
"Manuscripts Do Not Burn”, and "The Garden Ring"- the story of Moscow during Bulgakov's life."
- Gazeta Wyborcza
90 min. (plus intermission)
Electric Guitar, Drums
Vn I, Vn II, Vl Vc, Cb,
Fl (1, 2), Ob. (1,2), Cl (1.2), Fg (1,2),
Cor (1,2,3,4), Tr (1,2,3), Tbn (1,2,3), Tb,
Timp, Perc (1,2)
score & parts available at request