da capo

for cimbalom solo and ensemble

Commissioned by Remix Ensemble (Porto), Dialog Festival (Salzburg), New World Symphony (Miami)

Description

First performance: 6 May, 2014, Porto
Remix Ensemble
Conductor: Peter Eötvös
Miklós Lukács

 

The meaning of “da capo” is to return to the beginning and start again. A musical process, which reaches somewhere but does not end, beginning again and again in a different way, from different basic material throughout nine stages, evolves from the starting tune. The initial tunes come from Mozart’s notebooks. They are fragments, ideas for themes, which in their majority or not in the outlined form did not result in finished compositions. Péter Eötvös presents these tunes to listeners in a clearly recognisable way but he immediately develops and transforms them. Mozart’s themes are almost immediately remodelled in the chamber ensemble, the instruments of which were still unknown in the 18th century, and the musical journey is made especially adventurous in that the solo (whether played on the cimbalom or the marimba) is presented by a musical instrument which cannot have been used in the 18th century.

 

The work was composed in winter 2013-2014 at the invitation of Porto’s Casa da Musica, the Salzburg Internationale Stiftung Mozarteum and New World Symphony, America’s Orchestral Academy (Miami). The cimbalom solo was inspired by the performance of Hungarian cimbalom player Miklós Lukács.

Performances

28 Feb, 2020
Brussel, Belgium

Eötvös: da capo

Koninklijk Conservatorium Brussel
Conductor: Bart Bouckaert
Soloist: Titus Francken, marimba

17 Apr, 2019
Madrid, Spain

Plural Ensemble

Aaron Holloway-Nahum: The long March
Eötvös: da capo
Eötvös: Secret kiss
Kurtág: Messages
Ligeti: Piano concerto

Cond.: Peter Eötvös

17 Apr, 2019
Madrid, Spain

Eötvös: Secret kiss, da capo

Aaron Holloway-Nahum: The long March
Eötvös: da capo
Eötvös: Secret kiss
Kurtág: Messages
Ligeti: Piano concerto

Cond.: Peter Eötvös
Plural Ensemble

27 Jan, 2019
Gothenburg, Sweden

Gageego! Ensemble

Zivkovic: On the Guearding of the Heart
Eötvös: Secret kiss
Ligeti: Chamber concerto
Eötvös: da capo (marimba version)
Cond: Peter Eötvös

27 Jan, 2019
Gothenburg, Sweden

Eötvös: Secret kiss, da capo

Gageego! Ensemble, Gothenburg

11 Dec, 2018
Dresden, Germany

Eötvös: Dialog mit Mozart, da capo für Orchester

Staatskapelle Dresden
Cond.: Ivor Bolto

27 Nov, 2018
Novi Sad, Serbia

Eötvös: da capo

Ligeti Ensemble
conductor: Zoltán Rácz

26 Nov, 2018
Beograd

Eötvös: da capo

Ligeti Ensemble
conductor: Zoltán Rácz
26 November Beograd

26 Jun, 2017
Zürich, Switzerland

THReNSeMBLe

Peter Tornyai: QuatreQuatuors for ensemble
György Kurtág: Brefs messages op. 47
Máté Balogh: Trittico dalla mia finestra
Balázs Horváth: pikokosmos - millikosmos
Peter Eötvös: da capo (Miklós Lukács, cimbalom)

Cond.: Peter Eötvös

26 Jun, 2017
Zürich, Switzerland

Eötvös: da capo

Peter Tornyai: QuatreQuatuors for ensemble
György Kurtág: Brefs messages op. 47
Máté Balogh: Trittico dalla mia finestra
Balázs Horváth: pikokosmos - millikosmos
Peter Eötvös: da capo (Miklós Lukács, cimbalom)

Cond.: Peter Eötvös
THReNSeMBLe

18 Feb, 2017
Budapest, Hungary

Eötvös: da capo

Budapest Music Center, Budapest
UMZE
conductor: László Tihanyi
solo: Zoltán Rácz

15 Dec, 2016
Salzburg, Austria

Eötvös: Dialog mit Mozart, da capo

Venue: Mozarteumorchester Salzburg
conductor: Mirga Grazinyte-Tyla
Mozarteum, Salzburg

6 Dec, 2016
Berlin, Germany

Eötvös: da capo

Ensemble UnitedBerlin
conductor: Andrea Pestalozza
Venue: Konzerthaus Berlin

10 Nov, 2016
Bratislava, Slovakia

Eötvös: da capo

Festival of contemporary music Melos-Ethos
Melos Ethos Ensemble
Zsolt Nagy, conductor
Eniko Ginzery, cimbalom

1 Nov, 2015
Tel Aviv, Jerusalem

Eötvös: da capo

version for cimbalom solo and ensemble
conductor: Zsolt Nagy
cimbalom: Miklós Lukács

31 Oct, 2015
Tel Aviv, Jerusalem

Eötvös: da capo

version for cimbalom solo and ensemble
conductor: Zsolt Nagy
cimbalom: Miklós Lukács

17 Oct, 2015
Budapest, Hungary

Eötvös: da capo

version for cimbalom solo and ensemble
Cafe Budapest Festival
Miklós Lukács, cimbalom
Gregory Vajda, conductor

11 Oct, 2015
Budapest, Hungary

Eötvös: da capo

version for marimba and ensemble
Concerto Budapest
Zoltan Racz marimba solo
conductor: András Keller
Budapest Music Center

27 Sep, 2015
Utrecht, the Netherlands

Eötvös: da capo

Ludwig Ensemble
soloist: Jan Rokyta
conductor: Manoj Kamps
Muziekgebouw aan het IJ, AmsterdamTivoliVredenburg

26 Sep, 2015
Utrecht, the Netherlands

Eötvös: da capo

Ludwig Ensemble
soloist: Jan Rokyta
conductor: Manoj Kamps
TivoliVredenburg

10 Jul, 2015
Tokyo, Japan

Eötvös: da capo

Tokyo Sinfonietta
Tokyo Bunka Kaikan

19 Apr, 2015
Cologne, Germany

Eötvös: da capo - version for marimba and ensemble

Musikfabrik Ensemble
Dirk Rothbrust, marimba
Clement Power, conductor
WDR, Germany

5 Apr, 2015
Miami, USA

Miami

Eötvös: da capo - version for cimbalom and ensemble
Eötvös: Chinese Opera
Chester Englander, cimbalom
Conductor: Peter Eötvös

5 Apr, 2015
Miami, USA

Eötvös: da capo - version for cimbalom and ensemble, Chinese Opera

conductor: Peter Eötvös
Chester Englander, cimbalom

3 Dec, 2014
Salzburg, Austria

Ensemble Musikfabrik

Dialog Festival

Eötvös: Snatches of a conversation
Eötvös: Natasha - new version for trumpet (Marco Blaauw, violine, clarinet and piano)
Eötvös: da capo (Miklós Lukács, cimbalom)

Cond: Peter Eötvös

3 Dec, 2014
Salzburg, Austria

Eötvös: Snatches of a conversation, Natasha, da capo

Dialog Festival

Eötvös: Snatches of a conversation
Eötvös: Natasha - new version for trumpet (Marco Blaauw, violine, clarinet and piano)
Eötvös: da capo (Miklós Lukács, cimbalom)

Cond: Peter Eötvös
Ensemble Musikfabrik

6 May, 2014
Porto, Portugal

Eötvös: da capo, Steine, Chinese Opera

da capo for cimbalom solo and ensemble
Steine, Chinese Opera
Remix Ensemble
cond.: Eötvös

6 May, 2014
Porto, Portugal

Remix Ensemble

Composer in residence
Eötvös: da capo (for cimbalom solo and ensemble)
Eötvös: Steine
Eötvös: Chinese Opera
Cond.: Peter Eötvös

Details

Genre:
Duration:
17 minutes
Date:
2013/2014

Publisher information

Orchestration     

TITLE Dur. Soloists & choir fl ob cl bcl bn   hn tpt tbn tba   perc pf hp   vn1 vn2 va vc db Other Tech
da capo
Concerto
17'11111 1111 100 20111cymb

1 flute (also picc. and altfl.),
1 oboe (also Eng.Horn),
1 clarinet in A,
1 bass-clarinet (also clar in Es),
1 bassoon (also Contra-bassoon),
1 horn,
1 trumpet in B,
1 trombone with quartventil,
1 tuba,
1 percussion,
cimbalom solo,
strings: 2 violin,
1 viola,
1 violoncello,
1 contrabass

Sound

Eötvös: da capo – part 4 – Musikfabrik – 2015