Universal Edition - Richard Dünser – Entreacte

Richard Dünser

Richard Dünser

Year of composition: 2014
Scored for: for ensemble or chamber orchestra
Composer: Richard Dünser
Instrumentation: 1 1 2 1 - 2 1 1 1 - timp, perc, hp, cel, str (soloistic or max. 6 5 4 3 2)
Instrumentation details:
1st clarinet in Bb
2nd clarinet in Bb
1st horn in F
2nd horn in F
trumpet in C
tenor-bass trombone
violin I
violin II
double bass (strings: soloistic or max. 6 5 4 3 2)
Duration: 15′
Dedication: Walter Kobéra herzlich gewidmet
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World Première

Location: ems lounge Wien / Austria
Date: 21.04.2015
Orchestra: Amadeus Ensemble-Wien
Conductor: Walter Kobéra
Scenery: Elisabeth Gabriel

Work Introduction

This piece was commissioned by Neue Oper Wien for an evening of musical theatre with Schönberg’s Book of the Hanging Gardens (in my orchestration) and his monodrama Erwartung. It was premièred in April 2015 in Vienna, conducted by Walter Kobéra, its dedicatee. I wrote Entreacte to create a transition for the audience from the hanging gardens to the forest of Erwartung: quasi a path from the one emotional and musical landscape to the other.

There are reminiscences and déjà-vu experiences in the transformation, as in a daydream-like stream of consciousness, musically designed as allusions to both works, perhaps audible but definitely perceptible.

Besides, a dramaturgical transition is needed, a transmutation, as well as time to process what has gone before and what is to come. It is also my very personal commentary on those emotional worlds and the music in the two monodramas, embedded in an entirely discrete setting and sonic world.

Richard Dünser

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