Anton Webern: 4 Stücke op. 7

Anton Webern 4 Stücke op. 7
4 Stücke op. 7

Anton Webern: 4 Stücke op. 7

Opus:
op. 7
Year of composition:
1910
Scored for:
for violin and ensemble
Composer:
Anton Webern
Arranger:
Richard Dünser (2014)
Instrumentation:
1 1 1 1 - 1 0 0 0 - perc, hp, vln, vln, vla, vc, cb
Instrumentation details:
flute
oboe
clarinet in Bb
bassoon
horn in F
percussion
harp
1st violin
2nd violin
viola
violoncello
double bass
Duration:
5’
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Work introduction

Webern composed the Four Pieces in 1910; he made the definitive revision in 1914. Stylistically, they are aphorisms, extremely dense, concentrated in substance and form; they are only 9, 24, 14 and 15 bars long respectively.

In my arrangement, I attempted to bundle this concentrated energy with instrumental colours, to accentuate contrasts and textures and to juxtapose this differentiated sonic world with the solo violin, which reproduces Webern’s original text, unchanged in its virtuosity and expressiveness and exploring the greatest variety of violin sounds.

Richard Dünser

Première

Location:
Montreal
Date:
17.04.2016
Orchestra:
Nouvel Ensemble Modern
Conductor:
Lorraine Vaillancourt

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