Richard Dünser: Entreacte

Richard Dünser Entreacte
Entreacte

Richard Dünser: Entreacte

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:
flute
oboe
1st clarinet in Bb
2nd clarinet in Bb
bassoon
1st horn in F
2nd horn in F
trumpet in C
tenor-bass trombone
tuba
timpani
percussion
celesta
harp
violin I
violin II
viola
violoncello
double bass (strings: soloistic or max. 6 5 4 3 2)
Duration:
15’
Dedication:
Walter Kobéra herzlich gewidmet
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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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Entreacte

Richard Dünser: Entreacte

study score
for ensemble or chamber orchestra , 15’
Cast: 1 1 2 1 - 2 1 1 1 - timp, perc, hp, cel, str (soloistic or max. 6 5 4 3 2)

Première

Location:
Wien
Date:
21.04.2015
Orchestra:
Amadeus Ensemble-Wien
Conductor:
Walter Kobéra

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