Johannes Maria Staud: Dichotomie

Johannes Maria Staud Dichotomie
Dichotomie

Johannes Maria Staud: Dichotomie

Year of composition:
1997-1998
Scored for:
for string quartet
Composer:
Johannes Maria Staud
Instrumentation details:
1st violin
2nd violin
viola
violoncello
Commission:
Tiroler Landesregierung
Duration:
16’
Dedication:
Hugo Wolf Quartett
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Dichotomie
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Work introduction

I borrowed this work’s title (English: dichotomy) from the field of botany, where it is used to describe the fork-like branching out of plants as they sprout. The basic idea  of the piece is similar. The first movement (indirectly) approaches a state of bifurcation, but ends up arriving at a confluence – upon which the second movement initially builds. But gradually, the  music begins to develop in a completely new direction. It was my goal to accomplish this gradual change in perspective with as much suspense as possible – using only a few germ cells, the apparent forms of which continually change, while at the same time influencing one another.

Johannes Maria Staud

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Dichotomie

Johannes Maria Staud: Dichotomie

set of parts
for string quartet , 16’

Dichotomie

Johannes Maria Staud: Dichotomie

set of parts
for string quartet , 16’

World première

Location:
Ebbs
Date:
28.07.1999
Orchestra:
Hugo Wolf Quartett

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