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String Quintet «Rhapsody» (2000)

Part of the booklet-text: My one-movement String Quintet with the subtitle «Rhapsodie» is a slightly revised version of my Rhapsody for string orchestra of 1990. The slow introduction captures a quiet mood and contains the germ of all the thematic material used in the work. Elegiac motifs are integrated contrapuntally so as to evoke the meditative mood of yodelling; the motifs finally turn out to be melodic elements of a section which is dance-like and sometimes powerfully archaic in its rhythms. A brief lyrical epilogue ends the work. This work has been performed very frequently and has even found its way into the repertoire of certain amateur orchestras.

Info

in one movement

Instrumentation

Violin 1, Violin 2, Viola, Violoncello, Double Bass

Duration

about 11 minutes

Excerpts for listening

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Scores

Complete work

JEC EFM013

32.- sFr / 27.- €

Recordings

[CD-Cover]

Petersen Quartett

Andreas Wylezol, Double Bass

Capriccio - 67 106 (P 2004)

World Premiere

musica viva, Basel 2000

Concerts

August 21st, 2008 - Ceresio Estate 2008, Vico Morcote

Works by Mozart, Bartók, Müller, Dvorák.

Alpha Ensemble, with Denitza Kucera und Keiko Yamaguchi (violin), Monica Benda (viola), Mattia Zappa (violoncello), Ermanno Ferrari (doublebass).

April 13th, 2008 - Luzern, Schweiz, Marianischen Saal, musste leider verschoben werden

Werke von F. J. Haydn, A. Schnittke, F. Müller, G. Rossini und F. Lachner

Alpha-Ensemble

March 30th, 2008 - Lugano, Schweiz, evangelisch-reformierte Kirche, musste leider verschoben werden

Works by F. J. Haydn, A. Schnittke, F. Müller, G. Rossini und F. Lachner

Alpha-Ensemble

December 01st, 2007
07:30 pm - Luzern, Schweiz. Marianischer Saal. 19.30 Uhr

Also on the program: works by W.A. Mozart, B. Bartok, B. Romberg and A. Dvorak.

Alpha-Ensemble

October 20th, 2007
07:30 pm - Basel, Schweiz. Martinskirche

Also on the program: works by W.A. Mozart, B. Bartok, B. Romberg and A. Dvorak.

Alpha-Ensemble

October 13th, 2007
07:30 pm - Kulturhaus Helferei Zürich. Schweiz

Also on the program: works by W.A. Mozart, B. Bartok, B. Romberg and A. Dvorak.

Alpha-Ensemble