Schott Music

Skip to Main Content »

Language
 
Shopping Cart (0 item)
My Cart

You have no items in your shopping cart.

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 Q2727
€12.99  *
Incl. 7% Tax

Download Edition

- +
 
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
Performance duration: 8'0"
Publisher: SCHOTT MUSIC GmbH & Co KG, Mainz (001)
Year of composition: 1972
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.
Performance duration: 8'0"
Publisher: SCHOTT MUSIC GmbH & Co KG, Mainz (001)
Year of composition: 1972
page number: 12