Johannes Maria Staud: Lagrein

Johannes Maria Staud Lagrein
Lagrein

Johannes Maria Staud: Lagrein

Year of composition:
2008
Scored for:
for violin, clarinet, violoncello and piano
Composer:
Johannes Maria Staud
Instrumentation details:
violin
clarinet in A
violoncello
piano
Commission:
Auftragswerk des Weinguts Alois Lageder (www.aloislageder.eu) und der d. swarovski tourism services gmbh (www.swarovski.com/kristallwelten)
Duration:
13’
Dedication:
Für Alois Lageder
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Lagrein
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Work introduction

As a composer, people often ask you to write a programme note for an already existing or almost-finished piece. In this case, however, I have tried the exact opposite: as an artist, I am always trying to question 'proven' or familiar approaches with every new work I create. So, in this case, I wanted to write a piece which could be described as follows:

"Medium garnet colour with ruby hints. Rich, quite pronounced, spicy aroma with a chocolate character, floral impressions (violets), red fruit and prunes. Soft, smooth taste, full bodied with hints of leather and tar. Firm, dry and somewhat earthy finish."

(source: www.aloislageder.eu)

This synesthetic approach was my driving force whilst composing the piece. The tasting of sonorities; the description of light reflexes in sound; the translation of a soft, smooth taste, full bodied with hints of leather and tar  into musical textures and structures – all of this fascinated me during my work on the piece.

Johannes Maria Staud

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Lagrein

Johannes Maria Staud: Lagrein

score
for violin, clarinet, violoncello and piano , 13’

Lagrein

Johannes Maria Staud: Lagrein

score and parts
for violin, clarinet, violoncello and piano , 13’

World première

Location:
Weingut Alois Lageder, Margreid (IT)
Date:
23.05.2008
Main soloists:
Viviane Hagner, vln, Martin Fröst, clar, Peter Wispelwey, vlc, Thomas Larcher, pno

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