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Seven

Seven

(Memorial for the Columbia Astronauts)


  • Instrumentation: violin and orchestra
  • Edition: piano reduction with solo part
  • Order No.: ED 20258 Q6622
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Description
Eötvös wrote this piece in memory of the seven astronauts who lost their lives in the Space Shuttle Columbia tragedy in 2003. The number 7 determines the musical, rhythmic and formal structure of the work: 49 musicians are divided into seven groups, and as well as the solo violin there are six further violins arranged correspondingly around the hall; and the solo violin itself portrays each of the astronauts and their different origin, from America via Israel to India, in folkloristically tinged cadenzas.
'The violin concerto Seven is a very personal monologue and the musical expression of my sympathy towards the seven astronauts who lost their lives while exploring space in fulfilment of a fundamental dream of mankind.' (Peter Eötvös)
Details
Auftragswerk : Auftragswerk der Lucerne Festival Academy und des NHK Symphony Orchestra Tokyo
Content text: Part I (Cadenza with Accompaniment: first cadenza [for Husband and McCool] · second cadenza [for Anderson] · third cadenza [for Clarc and Brown] · fourth cadenza [for Chawla and Ramon]) - Part II
Difficulty: difficult
Performance duration: 21'0"
Publisher: SCHOTT MUSIC GmbH & Co KG, Mainz (001)
Revisionsjahr : 2007
Year of composition: 2006
page number: 80
Eötvös wrote this piece in memory of the seven astronauts who lost their lives in the Space Shuttle Columbia tragedy in 2003. The number 7 determines the musical, rhythmic and formal structure of the work: 49 musicians are divided into seven groups, and as well as the solo violin there are six further violins arranged correspondingly around the hall; and the solo violin itself portrays each of the astronauts and their different origin, from America via Israel to India, in folkloristically tinged cadenzas.
'The violin concerto Seven is a very personal monologue and the musical expression of my sympathy towards the seven astronauts who lost their lives while exploring space in fulfilment of a fundamental dream of mankind.' (Peter Eötvös)
Auftragswerk : Auftragswerk der Lucerne Festival Academy und des NHK Symphony Orchestra Tokyo
Content text: Part I (Cadenza with Accompaniment: first cadenza [for Husband and McCool] · second cadenza [for Anderson] · third cadenza [for Clarc and Brown] · fourth cadenza [for Chawla and Ramon]) - Part II
Difficulty: difficult
Performance duration: 21'0"
Publisher: SCHOTT MUSIC GmbH & Co KG, Mainz (001)
Revisionsjahr : 2007
Year of composition: 2006
page number: 80
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