Elena Denisova, Solo Violin - Elisabeth Sykora, Soprano - Gunda König, Recitation -
Vocal Ensemble Budapest - Gustav Mahler Ensemble - Collegium Musicum Carinthia -
RTV Orchestra Moscow - Alexei Kornienko, Conductor
CD Series "Modern Classics"
"I composed EVOCATION under the inﬂuence of the student protests in Paris in May 1968, which I witnessed whilst taking part in Olivier Messiaen's composition course as a scholarship holder. But the idea to write a large work against war goes back to an earlier plan. Ingeborg Bachmann's poems - which I have set to music in this oratorio - made it possible to put this into practice. The composition sides with the individual, with the single voice - in the concerto of a thousand. Every single person counts and has his own part in the score, and from the diversity of individuals, opposition and comprehension develop.
The nucleus of the work consists of semitone and whole tone constellations. Formal structures are gained by the systematic splitting of octaves (tritone, three major and four minor thirds), and musical accents, mostly resulting from the tritone tension, take on an important function. Very often, basic conditions are created: series of intervals, alternating scales of semitones and whole tones, clusters. One of my main concerns in this composition is "transition": Transition from sound to word, from noise to music and vice versa, transition from small to larger intervals, from wide-meshed to dense structures, transition in every possible manifestation.
Further works on the CD, interpreted by the same musicians, give the listener the chance to follow the devlopment of my sound spectrum up to the present day."
CD programme (Tracklist):
es kommen härtere Tage - rough days may come
Dieter Kaufmann (*1941)
EVOCATION – Oratorio against Carnage
for Soprano, Recitation, Violin, Piano, String Quintett, Terzet, Choir for 24 Voices and String Orchestra Op. 11
based on Poemes by Ingeborg Bachmann ("Anrufung des großen Bären" - ""Reklame" - "Alle Tage" - "Die gestundete Zeit")
01-03 EVOCATION I – III
CONCERTOMOBIL in the version for Solo Violin, String Orchestra and elektro-acoustic Tapes Op. 18
04-06 CONCERTOMOBIL I – III
07 PAGANIHILISMO for Solo Violin a. 512 cloned Violinists Op. 77
08 ELENA EN FACE Poème for Violin and Chamber Ochestra for Elena Denisova Op. 132
CD-Album: Digipak 6-sided, Booklet 24 pages, multi-lingual
Keywords: Tags es kommen härtere Tage rough days may come
Ingeborg Bachmann Co-Production ORF Bachmannpreis
GTIN EAN 4250702800392 TYXart Labelcode LC 28001
» Detailed CD booklet includes further info (bios, photos, etc.)
» Total playing time: 78min 43sec | Booklet Text: DE, EN, FR, JP
» Format: 1 Audio-CD | Digipak 6-sided | "Modern Classics"
» Order No.: TXA14039 | GTIN (EAN): 4250702800392 | (p)+(c)2014
» CD available commercially or directly via TYXart
Many thanks to:
Isolde Moser & Heinz Bachmann
Piper Verlag München