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Sur terre, en l'air

Sur terre, en l'air

Three Pieces


  • Instrumentation: viola and piano
  • Edition: score and part
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Incl. VAT and excl. shipping Weight: 0.14 kg

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Description
'During the rehearsals for "Schlussgesang" for viola and orchestra performed at the 1997 Aldeburgh Festival, I conceived of the title of this present composition, with its internal rhyme, as an appropriate way of describing Tabea, the viola player. Later in the summer I composed an Andante, with a contrasting faster section which is the first of these three pieces. Immediately afterwards, I added a second, a scherzo-like piece, and for a finale made a transcription of the fifth movement of Schlussgesang, written in memory of my teacher Olivier Messiaen and titled Kein Gedanke, nur ruhiger Schlaf [no thought, only quiet sleep], the words taken from a fragment written down in a notebook by Franz Kafka.'
Details
Difficulty: difficult
ISMN: 979-0-2201-1943-9
Opus: op. 64
Performance duration: 10'0"
Publisher: Schott Music Ltd., London
Series: Music Of Our Time
Uraufführung : 25. Mai 1999 Schwetzinger, Rokokotheater (D) Schwetzinger Festival, Germany · Tanea Zimmermann, viola; Hartmut Höll, piano
Year of composition: 1997
page number: 26
Performances
2013-03-20 | London (United Kingdom), Wigmore Hall — 19.30 h
2004-06-06 | London (United Kingdom), The Warehouse
2002-01-25 | Toronto, ON (Canada), University of Toronto | national Premiere
2000-09-27 | Venezia (Italy), Chiesa di San Samuele | national Premiere
2000-02-05 | Stuttgart (Germany), Mozart-Saal
1999-11-15 | London (United Kingdom), Wigmore Hall | national Premiere
1999-05-25 | Schwetzinger (Germany), Rokokotheater | World Premiere
'During the rehearsals for "Schlussgesang" for viola and orchestra performed at the 1997 Aldeburgh Festival, I conceived of the title of this present composition, with its internal rhyme, as an appropriate way of describing Tabea, the viola player. Later in the summer I composed an Andante, with a contrasting faster section which is the first of these three pieces. Immediately afterwards, I added a second, a scherzo-like piece, and for a finale made a transcription of the fifth movement of Schlussgesang, written in memory of my teacher Olivier Messiaen and titled Kein Gedanke, nur ruhiger Schlaf [no thought, only quiet sleep], the words taken from a fragment written down in a notebook by Franz Kafka.'
Difficulty: difficult
ISMN: 979-0-2201-1943-9
Opus: op. 64
Performance duration: 10'0"
Publisher: Schott Music Ltd., London
Series: Music Of Our Time
Uraufführung : 25. Mai 1999 Schwetzinger, Rokokotheater (D) Schwetzinger Festival, Germany · Tanea Zimmermann, viola; Hartmut Höll, piano
Year of composition: 1997
page number: 26
2013-03-20 | London (United Kingdom), Wigmore Hall — 19.30 h
2004-06-06 | London (United Kingdom), The Warehouse
2002-01-25 | Toronto, ON (Canada), University of Toronto | national Premiere
2000-09-27 | Venezia (Italy), Chiesa di San Samuele | national Premiere
2000-02-05 | Stuttgart (Germany), Mozart-Saal
1999-11-15 | London (United Kingdom), Wigmore Hall | national Premiere
1999-05-25 | Schwetzinger (Germany), Rokokotheater | World Premiere