The Petersburgian composer Vadim Bibergan enjoys popularity actually in all the musical genres he works, i.e. symphonic (Poem of the Struggle, 1961, Symphony-Concerto, 1967) and chamber, folk, cinema, theatre, songs and romances.
The Partita for five solo instruments and string orchestra was composed in 1997. Bibergan resorts to the music of the 17th-18th centuries, combining it with the contemporary styles and phonations. Thus the baroque dances Minuet, Sarabande, Polonaise, so as the Air symbolize harmony and serenity, being depicted by clear timbres of the clavecin, harp, celesta, campanelli and recorder. This idyll is destroyed with the impetuous savage tango — dancing of the 20th century, inundating everything with dramatic torrents of the new time. That's why the listener can't avoid the sense of alarm from the first sounds, which increases in the further movements, growing and conquering the whole sounding space, banishing gentle and tender Minuet. The Partita is constructed according to the traditional suite-partita form, being enriched with symphonic elaboration and clear dramatic conception.
1. PRELUDE (Music text example)
2. MENUET I
3. TANGO (? LA SCHNITTKE)
4. DOUBLE DU TANGO
5. MENUET II (Music text example)
9. MENUET III (Music text example)