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DoReMi

DoReMi

Violin Concerto No. 2


  • Instrumentation: violin and orchestra
  • Edition: performance material

Description

After sixty years of experience as a composer, in my violin concerto No. 2. I liked the idea of returning to where I began as a youngster: putting voices above or next to each other like building blocks and findi n g pleasure in the variations of the successions.

Do-Re-Mi means the beginning of music: it is like 1, 2, 3 in the world of numbers. We've learned it from nursery rhymes and ancient melodies - how to create tunes with only these three notes - and we can hear how a hierarchal relationship comes into being between them. One of the sounds occurs more frequently and gets the main role, while the other two merely accompany it.

The position of the Re in the middle is extremely sensitive. Being wedged between Do and Mi, Re seems to want to escape from the pressure of the two other sounds. In the event that it succeeds, Re gets into a central position so that everything can revolve around it and finally every tune will end up with it.

This is certainly just the starting point of my violin concerto. While a child is occupied with shaping, I am interested in misshaping. Let me demonstrate this with a simple example : when I push Re, the sound in the middle of Do-Re-Mi, with half a tone up or down, the D becomes D sharp or D flat so that it ends up closer to Do or Mi. It distances itself from one and gets closer to the other. This creates an immense tension and conflicts will emerge - just as in real life, dramatic situations can evolve. Actually, this is where my violin concerto begins. The theme of Do-Re-Mi is the world constituted of simple things, easing the tensions, freeing from the ties. The rest is to be listened to...

(Peter Eötvös, Oktober 2012)

Details
Auftragswerk : Jointly commissioned by Los Angeles Philharmonic, Gewandhaus zu Leipzig and BBC Proms
Performance duration: 23'0"
Publisher: Schott Music
Uraufführung : 18. Januar 2013 Los Angeles, CA, Walt Disney Concert Hall (USA) · Midori, violin · Dirigent: Pablo Heras-Casado · Los Angeles Philharmonic
Year of composition: 2011-2012, rev. 2013
instrumentation: 3 (2. auch Picc., 3. auch Altfl.) · 2 (2. auch Engl. Hr.) · 3 (2. auch Es-Klar., 3. auch Bassklar.) · 2 (2. auch Kfg.) - 2 · 2 · 1 · 0 - S. (I [links]: Glsp. · Trgl. [t.] · Bong. (sehr h.) · 2 Röhren (Metall) · Sizzle-Beck. · Marac. · 3 Woodbl. · Chin. Dom-Beck. [t.] - II [Mitte]: Crot. · Xyl. · Trgl. [m.] · Röhrengl. · 2 Gongs · Caxixi · Guiro [m./h.] · Chin. Dom-Beck. [m.] - III [rechts]: Cowbells · 2 Beck. [t./m.] · Trgl. [h.] · Bong. [h.]· Sizzle-Beck. · Marac. · Tamb. · Chin. Dom-Beck. [h.] · Tamt. [t.]) (3 Spieler) - Hfe. · Cel. - Str. (12 · 10 · 8 · 8 · 6 [3./4. 5-Saiter])
Delivery rights: worldwide
Performances
Conductor: Marta Gardolińska
Orchestra: I Culture Orchestra
2019-11-21 | Warszawa (Poland), Filharmonia Narodowa — 19:30
Conductor: Péter Eötvös
Orchestra: Helsingin Kaupunginorkesteri (Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra)
2019-10-23 | Helsinki (Finland), Musiikkitalo — 19:00
Conductor: Peter Eötvös
Orchestra: Orquestra Sinfónica do Porto Casa da Música
2019-03-23 | Porto (Portugal), Casa da Música | national Premiere
Conductor: Peter Eötvös
Orchestra: Orchestre de Paris
2018-10-24 | Paris (France), Philharmonie — 20:30
Conductor: Hans Drewanz
Orchestra: Sinfonieorchester Basel
2018-05-17 | Basel (Switzerland), Musical Theater — 19:30
Conductor: Hans Drewanz
Orchestra: Sinfonieorchester Basel
2018-05-16 | Basel (Switzerland), Musical Theater — 19:30 | national Premiere
Conductor: Peter Eötvös
Orchestra: Göteborgs Symfoniker
2017-05-12 | Göteborg (Sweden), Konserthus — 18:00
Conductor: Jan Talich
Orchestra: Filharmonie Hradec Králové
2016-11-01 | Hradec Králové (Czech Republic), Festival Music Forum — 20:00
Conductor: Peter Eötvös
Orchestra: SWR Symphonieorchester
2016-09-24 | Freiburg (Germany), Konzerthaus
Conductor: Peter Eötvös
Orchestra: SWR Symphonieorchester
2016-09-23 | Stuttgart (Germany), Liederhalle
Conductor: Peter Eötvös
Orchestra: SWR Symphonieorchester
2016-09-22 | Stuttgart (Germany), Liederhalle
Conductor: Peter Eötvös
Orchestra: Mozarteumorchester Salzburg
2014-12-06 | Salzburg (Austria), Orchesterhaus — 19:30 | national Premiere
Conductor: Peter Eötvös
Orchestra: Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France
2014-11-22 | Paris (France), Auditorium de Radio-France — 20:00 | national Premiere
Conductor: Peter Eötvös
Orchestra: Berliner Philharmoniker
2014-09-13 | Berlin (Germany), Philharmonie
Conductor: Peter Eötvös
Orchestra: Berliner Philharmoniker
2014-09-12 | Berlin (Germany), Philharmonie
Conductor: Gergely Madaras
Orchestra: Savaria Symphony Orchestra Szombathely
2014-07-12 | Szombathely (Hungary) | national Premiere
Conductor: Alan Gilbert
Orchestra: New York Philharmonic
2014-06-07 | New York, NY (United States of America), Avery Fisher Hall
Conductor: Alan Gilbert
Orchestra: New York Philharmonic
2014-06-05 | New York, NY (United States of America), Avery Fisher Hall
Conductor: Gergely Madaras
Orchestra: Hungarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
2014-04-04 | Budapest (Hungary), Palace of Arts | national Premiere
Conductor: Peter Eötvös
Orchestra: Radio Filharmonisch Orkest
2014-02-21 | Utrecht (Netherlands), Vredenburg — 20:15 | national Premiere
Conductor: Peter Eötvös
Orchestra: Radio Filharmonisch Orkest
2014-02-20 | Köln (Germany), Philharmonie — 20:00
Conductor: Peter Eötvös
Orchestra: Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks
2014-02-08 | München (Germany), Herkulessaal der Residenz — 20:00
Conductor: Esa-Pekka Salonen
Orchestra: Philharmonia Orchestra
2013-08-29 | London (United Kingdom), Royal Albert Hall — 19:30 | national Premiere
Conductor: Kent Nagano
Orchestra: Gewandhausorchester Leipzig
2013-04-05 | Leipzig (Germany), Gewandhaus
Conductor: Kent Nagano
Orchestra: Gewandhausorchester Leipzig
2013-04-04 | Leipzig (Germany), Gewandhaus | national Premiere
Conductor: Pablo Heras-Casado
Orchestra: Los Angeles Philharmonic
2013-01-20 | Los Angeles, CA (United States of America), Walt Disney Concert Hall — 14:00
Conductor: Pablo Heras-Casado
Orchestra: Los Angeles Philharmonic
2013-01-19 | Los Angeles, CA (United States of America), Walt Disney Concert Hall — 14:00
Conductor: Pablo Heras-Casado
Orchestra: Los Angeles Philharmonic
2013-01-18 | Los Angeles, CA (United States of America), Walt Disney Concert Hall — 20:00 | World Premiere
Audio Stream
Video
Peter Eötvös: DoReMi (Patricia Kopatchinskaja, SWR Symphonieorchester, Peter Eötvös)

After sixty years of experience as a composer, in my violin concerto No. 2. I liked the idea of returning to where I began as a youngster: putting voices above or next to each other like building blocks and findi n g pleasure in the variations of the successions.

Do-Re-Mi means the beginning of music: it is like 1, 2, 3 in the world of numbers. We've learned it from nursery rhymes and ancient melodies - how to create tunes with only these three notes - and we can hear how a hierarchal relationship comes into being between them. One of the sounds occurs more frequently and gets the main role, while the other two merely accompany it.

The position of the Re in the middle is extremely sensitive. Being wedged between Do and Mi, Re seems to want to escape from the pressure of the two other sounds. In the event that it succeeds, Re gets into a central position so that everything can revolve around it and finally every tune will end up with it.

This is certainly just the starting point of my violin concerto. While a child is occupied with shaping, I am interested in misshaping. Let me demonstrate this with a simple example : when I push Re, the sound in the middle of Do-Re-Mi, with half a tone up or down, the D becomes D sharp or D flat so that it ends up closer to Do or Mi. It distances itself from one and gets closer to the other. This creates an immense tension and conflicts will emerge - just as in real life, dramatic situations can evolve. Actually, this is where my violin concerto begins. The theme of Do-Re-Mi is the world constituted of simple things, easing the tensions, freeing from the ties. The rest is to be listened to...

(Peter Eötvös, Oktober 2012)

Auftragswerk : Jointly commissioned by Los Angeles Philharmonic, Gewandhaus zu Leipzig and BBC Proms
Performance duration: 23'0"
Publisher: Schott Music
Uraufführung : 18. Januar 2013 Los Angeles, CA, Walt Disney Concert Hall (USA) · Midori, violin · Dirigent: Pablo Heras-Casado · Los Angeles Philharmonic
Year of composition: 2011-2012, rev. 2013
instrumentation: 3 (2. auch Picc., 3. auch Altfl.) · 2 (2. auch Engl. Hr.) · 3 (2. auch Es-Klar., 3. auch Bassklar.) · 2 (2. auch Kfg.) - 2 · 2 · 1 · 0 - S. (I [links]: Glsp. · Trgl. [t.] · Bong. (sehr h.) · 2 Röhren (Metall) · Sizzle-Beck. · Marac. · 3 Woodbl. · Chin. Dom-Beck. [t.] - II [Mitte]: Crot. · Xyl. · Trgl. [m.] · Röhrengl. · 2 Gongs · Caxixi · Guiro [m./h.] · Chin. Dom-Beck. [m.] - III [rechts]: Cowbells · 2 Beck. [t./m.] · Trgl. [h.] · Bong. [h.]· Sizzle-Beck. · Marac. · Tamb. · Chin. Dom-Beck. [h.] · Tamt. [t.]) (3 Spieler) - Hfe. · Cel. - Str. (12 · 10 · 8 · 8 · 6 [3./4. 5-Saiter])
Delivery rights: worldwide
Conductor: Marta Gardolińska
Orchestra: I Culture Orchestra
2019-11-21 | Warszawa (Poland), Filharmonia Narodowa — 19:30
Conductor: Péter Eötvös
Orchestra: Helsingin Kaupunginorkesteri (Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra)
2019-10-23 | Helsinki (Finland), Musiikkitalo — 19:00
Conductor: Peter Eötvös
Orchestra: Orquestra Sinfónica do Porto Casa da Música
2019-03-23 | Porto (Portugal), Casa da Música | national Premiere
Conductor: Peter Eötvös
Orchestra: Orchestre de Paris
2018-10-24 | Paris (France), Philharmonie — 20:30
Conductor: Hans Drewanz
Orchestra: Sinfonieorchester Basel
2018-05-17 | Basel (Switzerland), Musical Theater — 19:30
Conductor: Hans Drewanz
Orchestra: Sinfonieorchester Basel
2018-05-16 | Basel (Switzerland), Musical Theater — 19:30 | national Premiere
Conductor: Peter Eötvös
Orchestra: Göteborgs Symfoniker
2017-05-12 | Göteborg (Sweden), Konserthus — 18:00
Conductor: Jan Talich
Orchestra: Filharmonie Hradec Králové
2016-11-01 | Hradec Králové (Czech Republic), Festival Music Forum — 20:00
Conductor: Peter Eötvös
Orchestra: SWR Symphonieorchester
2016-09-24 | Freiburg (Germany), Konzerthaus
Conductor: Peter Eötvös
Orchestra: SWR Symphonieorchester
2016-09-23 | Stuttgart (Germany), Liederhalle
Conductor: Peter Eötvös
Orchestra: SWR Symphonieorchester
2016-09-22 | Stuttgart (Germany), Liederhalle
Conductor: Peter Eötvös
Orchestra: Mozarteumorchester Salzburg
2014-12-06 | Salzburg (Austria), Orchesterhaus — 19:30 | national Premiere
Conductor: Peter Eötvös
Orchestra: Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France
2014-11-22 | Paris (France), Auditorium de Radio-France — 20:00 | national Premiere
Conductor: Peter Eötvös
Orchestra: Berliner Philharmoniker
2014-09-13 | Berlin (Germany), Philharmonie
Conductor: Peter Eötvös
Orchestra: Berliner Philharmoniker
2014-09-12 | Berlin (Germany), Philharmonie
Conductor: Gergely Madaras
Orchestra: Savaria Symphony Orchestra Szombathely
2014-07-12 | Szombathely (Hungary) | national Premiere
Conductor: Alan Gilbert
Orchestra: New York Philharmonic
2014-06-07 | New York, NY (United States of America), Avery Fisher Hall
Conductor: Alan Gilbert
Orchestra: New York Philharmonic
2014-06-05 | New York, NY (United States of America), Avery Fisher Hall
Conductor: Gergely Madaras
Orchestra: Hungarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
2014-04-04 | Budapest (Hungary), Palace of Arts | national Premiere
Conductor: Peter Eötvös
Orchestra: Radio Filharmonisch Orkest
2014-02-21 | Utrecht (Netherlands), Vredenburg — 20:15 | national Premiere
Conductor: Peter Eötvös
Orchestra: Radio Filharmonisch Orkest
2014-02-20 | Köln (Germany), Philharmonie — 20:00
Conductor: Peter Eötvös
Orchestra: Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks
2014-02-08 | München (Germany), Herkulessaal der Residenz — 20:00
Conductor: Esa-Pekka Salonen
Orchestra: Philharmonia Orchestra
2013-08-29 | London (United Kingdom), Royal Albert Hall — 19:30 | national Premiere
Conductor: Kent Nagano
Orchestra: Gewandhausorchester Leipzig
2013-04-05 | Leipzig (Germany), Gewandhaus
Conductor: Kent Nagano
Orchestra: Gewandhausorchester Leipzig
2013-04-04 | Leipzig (Germany), Gewandhaus | national Premiere
Conductor: Pablo Heras-Casado
Orchestra: Los Angeles Philharmonic
2013-01-20 | Los Angeles, CA (United States of America), Walt Disney Concert Hall — 14:00
Conductor: Pablo Heras-Casado
Orchestra: Los Angeles Philharmonic
2013-01-19 | Los Angeles, CA (United States of America), Walt Disney Concert Hall — 14:00
Conductor: Pablo Heras-Casado
Orchestra: Los Angeles Philharmonic
2013-01-18 | Los Angeles, CA (United States of America), Walt Disney Concert Hall — 20:00 | World Premiere
Peter Eötvös: DoReMi (Patricia Kopatchinskaja, SWR Symphonieorchester, Peter Eötvös)
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