Osvaldo Golijov (1960)

Mariel (1999)

for cello and marimba

  • General information
    • Composition date: 1999
    • Duration: 8 mn
    • Commission: Meet the Composer
    • Dedication: en mémoire de Mariel Stubrin
Detailed formation
  • cello, marimba

Premiere information

  • Date: 1999

    États-Unis, New York, Merkin Hall


    Maya Beiser : violoncelle, Steve Schick : marimba.


Il existe également une version pour quatre violoncelles arrangée par Maya Beiser et enregistrée sur l'album "World to Come" (Koch Int'l Classics, 2003).

Program note

I wrote this piece in memory of my friend Mariel Stubrin. I attempted to capture that short instant before grief, in which one learns of the sudden death of a friend who was full of life: a single moment frozen forever in one's memory, and which reverberates through the piece, among the waves and echoes of the Brazilian music that Mariel loved. The work was written for and premiered by Maya Beiser and Steve Schick.

Osvaldo Golijov, site internet du compositeur.