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Schumann in Endenich

Schumann in Endenich

Chamber music No. 2


  • Instrumentation: piano, elektrische organ (harmonium) and percussion (5 player)
  • Edition: score (also performance score)
  • Order No.: ED 6431
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description
Wilhelm Killmayer puts a single note at the heart of this composition. But
whereas Robert Schumann took it as the starting point of his romanticism,
Killmayer doesn’t allow himself the freedom to develop poetic melodies. Just as Schumann deliberately decided to live within the constraints of a mental asylum in Endenich, Killmayer favours the constraints of a very limited tonal space. Recurring seconds in the piano part illustrate the confines in the life of the ill composer. Even the addition of a vibraphone,
bongo and conga cannot overcome these boundaries in the end. The only option left is to look inwards for an escape. And when refined tone colours are revealed in a dialogue between piano and glockenspiel, Schumann in Endenich turns into a journey into the consciousness of an enigmatic fellow human being.
Details
Binding: Saddle stitching
ISMN: 979-0-001-06846-8
Performance duration: 8'0"
Publisher: Schott Music
Subtitle: Chamber music No. 2
Uraufführung : 8. Mai 1972 München • Ensemble „musik unserer zeit“ • Leitung: Heinz Winbeck
Year of composition: 1972
instrumentation: Schlagzeug I: Glockenspiel, Rührtrommel, hohe Pedalpauke; Schlagzeug II: Glockenspiel, Xylophon, Bongo (mittel), Holzfaß (oder großes Holzbrett mit Resonanz); Schlagzeug III: Vibraphon, Marimbaphon, 2 Congas (mittel-tief), Rührtrommel; Schlagzeug IV: Gong in c, Steinspiel (a''), Bongo (tief), Rührtrommel, Pauke in g; Schlagzeug V: großes Tamtam, Gegenschlaghölzer (yoshigi), Pauke in E und A (cis), Conga (mittel)
page number: 12
Wilhelm Killmayer puts a single note at the heart of this composition. But
whereas Robert Schumann took it as the starting point of his romanticism,
Killmayer doesn’t allow himself the freedom to develop poetic melodies. Just as Schumann deliberately decided to live within the constraints of a mental asylum in Endenich, Killmayer favours the constraints of a very limited tonal space. Recurring seconds in the piano part illustrate the confines in the life of the ill composer. Even the addition of a vibraphone,
bongo and conga cannot overcome these boundaries in the end. The only option left is to look inwards for an escape. And when refined tone colours are revealed in a dialogue between piano and glockenspiel, Schumann in Endenich turns into a journey into the consciousness of an enigmatic fellow human being.
Binding: Saddle stitching
ISMN: 979-0-001-06846-8
Performance duration: 8'0"
Publisher: Schott Music
Subtitle: Chamber music No. 2
Uraufführung : 8. Mai 1972 München • Ensemble „musik unserer zeit“ • Leitung: Heinz Winbeck
Year of composition: 1972
instrumentation: Schlagzeug I: Glockenspiel, Rührtrommel, hohe Pedalpauke; Schlagzeug II: Glockenspiel, Xylophon, Bongo (mittel), Holzfaß (oder großes Holzbrett mit Resonanz); Schlagzeug III: Vibraphon, Marimbaphon, 2 Congas (mittel-tief), Rührtrommel; Schlagzeug IV: Gong in c, Steinspiel (a''), Bongo (tief), Rührtrommel, Pauke in g; Schlagzeug V: großes Tamtam, Gegenschlaghölzer (yoshigi), Pauke in E und A (cis), Conga (mittel)
page number: 12
Conductor: Konstantia Gourzi
2012-11-09 | München (Germany), Musikhochschule, Großer Konzertsaal
Conductor: Philipp Ahmann
2010-03-04 | Hamburg (Germany), Rolf-Liebermann-Studio
2007-09-01 | Drochtersen-Hüll (Germany), KunstRaum Hüll — 21.30 Uhr
2006-05-17 | Düsseldorf (Germany), Böhler Werke, Halle 29 und 34 — 19.00 Uhr - Anfang / Endenich: Schumanns lange Nacht