Universal Edition - Jay Schwartz – M

Jay Schwartz

Jay Schwartz

Year of composition: 2013
Scored for: for baritone and ensemble
Composer: Jay Schwartz
Text Source: liturgisch, Bruchstücke aus Mozart-Requiem
Instrumentation: 1 1 1 1 - 1 1 1 0 - perc, pno, str
Instrumentation details:
clarinet in Bb (+bass cl(Bb))
bassoon (+cbsn)
horn in F
trumpet in C
violin I
violin II
double bass
Commissioned by: Auftragswerk der Salzburg Foundation - Commissioned by The Salzburg Foundation
Duration: 12′
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World Première

Location: Mozarteum Salzburg / Austria
Date: 24.08.2013
Orchestra: Scharoun Ensemble der Berliner Philharmoniker
Conductor: Matthias Pintscher
Main Soloists: Dietrich Henschel, Bar

Work Introduction

M was inspired by Markus Lüpertz’ sculpture “Hommage à Mozart”. The title consists of a single letter, which in the Proto-Semitic alphabet draws the image of a wave, and which geometrically dictates the temporal line and form of the composition, which in turn reflects the connotations of the sculpture, especially their reference to the iconographic tradition of the “Three Graces”. Furthermore, M is an homage to the muse and the dedicatee of the statue in addition to a plethora of enigmatic insinuations.

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