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Intrada (1997)

Part of the CD-booklet-text by Thomas Meyer: ... In any case this is what the composer said about his Intrada for Orchestra (1998): «I actually should have composed something festive and joyous, but the music often goes its own way. Instead what came is music which is rather mysterious and atmospheric. I composed most of the piece in the old Hotel Val Sinestra in the middle of the woods in the Engadine, perhaps the music was influenced by the mood in this hotel which is supposed to be haunted. The dotted rhythms of a baroque overture and the ornamental lines of a ritual («Sacre du Printemps») give the music a sublime character - as one would expect from the «official» form of an Intrada. In that respect their is also something mysterious about the music». Müller was also influenced by a burial scene described in a book he read about Egypt. In this Intrada one could hear a funeral march which slowly comes closer and then continues onward. But this would be programmatic; one can not expect an exact musical conversion of this scene in the manner of Strauss. On the contrary: to remain fixed on this scene would entail possibly missing other moments brought into play by Fabian Müller ... moments of elegy, doubt or humor. The gleaming fanfare in the trumpets and horns shortly before the end is answered by an expressive line in the bassoons. In this manner the dotted rhythm is carried through various situations.

Info

in one movement
Comissioned by Ernst Göhner Stiftung, Ernst und Olga Gubler-Hablützel Stiftung and Fondation Oertli for the 75-year anniversary of Wiediker Orchesterverein Zurich

Instrumentation

2 Flutes, 2 Oboes, 2 Clarinets (B flat), 2 Bassoons
2 Horns (F), 2 Trumpets (C)
Timpani
Violin 1, Violin 2, Viola, Violoncello, Double Bass
2. Flute also alto flute

Duration

about 12 minutes

Excerpts for listening

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Scores

Complete Work on hire

JEC EFM007-LM

Study Score

JEC EFM007-TP

Recordings

[CD-Cover]

Philharmonia Orchestra, London

David Zinman, Conductor

col legno - WWE 1CD 20205 (P 2002)

World Premiere

31st of Januar 1999 with Wiediker Orchesterverein at St. Peter, Zurich

Concerts

August 04th, 2017 - Zypern, Amphitheater von Salamis

Academic Orchestra of Zurich, Conductor: Martin Lukas Meister

August 03rd, 2017 - Zypern, Amphitheater von Salamis

Academic Orchestra of Zurich, Conductor: Martin Lukas Meister

July 30th, 2017 - Zypern, Limassol, Semicircular Sea Promenade Pier

Academic Orchestra of Zurich, Conductor: Martin Lukas Meister

September 18th, 2016 - Zürich, Kirche Neumünster

Symphony Orchestra Nota Bene; conducted by Olivera Sekulić

September 17th, 2016 - Zürich, Kasinosaal Affoltern am Albis

Symphony Orchestra Nota Bene; conducted by Olivera Sekulić

August 28th, 2009
03:00 pm - Festival de La Chaise-Dieu, France, Abbatiale de La Chaise-Dieu,

Other works in the program: Hector BERLIOZ / Rêverie et caprice (romance for violin and orchestra), Felix MENDELSSOHN-BARTHOLDY / Concerto n°2 for violin and orchestra, Henning Kraggerud: violin

Orchestre national de Lyon, Ruben Gazarian, direction

November 27th, 2007
07:30 pm - Bern, Französische Kirche

New Zurich Orchestra, Cond.: Martin Studer-Müller

November 26th, 2007
07:30 pm - Zürich, Kirche St. Peter

New Zurich Orchestra, Cond.: Martin Studer-Müller

May 01st, 2006 - Festival Ushuaia, Argentinien

Dvorak Sinfonie Orchester (Prague)
Claude Villaret, Conductor (Switzerland)