Beat Furrer: ... cold and calm and moving

Beat Furrer ... cold and calm and moving
... cold and calm and moving

Beat Furrer: ... cold and calm and moving

Year of composition:
1992
Scored for:
for flute, harp, violin, viola and violoncello
Composer:
Beat Furrer
Instrumentation details:
flute
harp
violin
viola
violoncello
Duration:
25’
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Work introduction

Despite the rapid, virtuosic, aggressive sections, mostly played by the three strings, …cold and calm and moving leaves the impression of endless calm and introspection. The five instruments very rarely play simultaneously; when they do, the sound seems to be coming from a much larger ensemble. The harp sets the keynote with its slow and softly repeated pitches, joined again and again by the flute. Here and there, one or the other plays alone, for itself, while the string trio always enters as a unit. The composer deploys the instruments in various combinations, suggesting the Far East now and then – a fine, sensitive sonic delineation.

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... cold and calm and moving

Beat Furrer: ... cold and calm and moving

performing score
for flute, harp, violin, viola and violoncello , 25’

Next performances

27 Nov

... cold and calm and moving

Kulturetage, Oldenburg (DE)

World première

Location:
Wien
Date:
15.10.1992

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