DoReMi

concerto for violin No. 2

Commissioned by Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra, Gewandhaus Leipzig, BBC London

Description

First performance: 18 January 2013, Los Angeles
Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra
Conductor: Pablo Heras-Casado
Midori Goto, violin

 

After 60 years of composing, Péter Eötvös liked the idea of returning to where he began as a youngster: putting sounds above or next to each other like building blocks. DoReMi (Doh-Ray-Me) means the beginning of music, it is like 1, 2, 3 in the world of numbers, he says. “We’ve learned it from nursery rhymes and ancient melodies, and we can hear a hierarchal relationship. One of the sounds occurs more frequently and gets the main role, while the other two merely accompany it.” Being wedged between Doh and Me, Ray seems to want to escape from the pressure of the other two. If it succeeds, it gets the central position so that everything revolves around it.

 

Performances

24 Oct, 2019
Helsinki, Finland

Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra

Eötvös: Alle vittime senza nome
Eötvös: DoReMi violin concerto No. 2
Debussy: Tarantelle styrienne
Kodály: Háry János suite
Concerts: 24 October, Helsinki, Finland

 

 

24 Oct, 2019
Helsinki, Finland

Eötvös: Alle vittime senza nome/DoReMi violin concerto

Eötvös: Alle vittime senza nome
Eötvös: DoReMi violin concerto No. 2

With: Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra

Concert: 24 October, Helsinki, Finland

 

 

23 Oct, 2019
Helsinki, Finland

Eötvös: Alle vittime senza nome/DoReMi violin concerto

Eötvös: Alle vittime senza nome
Eötvös: DoReMi violin concerto No. 2

With: Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra

Concert: 23 October, Helsinki, Finland

 

 

23 Oct, 2019
Helsinki, Finland

Helsinki Phil. Orch.

Eötvös: Alle vittime senza nome
Eötvös: DoReMi violin concerto No. 2
Debussy: Tarantelle styrienne
Kodály: Háry János suite
Concerts: 23 October, Helsinki, Finland

 

 

23 Mar, 2019
Porto, Portugal

Porto Symphony Orchestra

Eötvös: DoReMi
cond.: Eötvös
Venue: Casa da Música

23 Mar, 2019
Porto, Portugal

Eötvös: DoReMi

Porto Symphony Orchestra
cond.: Eötvös
Venue: Casa da Música

18 Mar, 2019
Casa da Música, Porto, Portugal

Eötvös: Porto Symphony Orchestra

Kurtág: Petite musique solennelle
Eötvös: DoReMi
Bartók: The Miraculous Mandarin suite
Concert: 23 March, Casa da Música Porto, Portugal

25 Oct, 2018
Paris, France

Eötvös: Alle vittime senza nome, DoReMi

Orchestre de Paris

24 Oct, 2018
Philharmonie, Paris

Eötvös: DoReMi

Conductor: Peter Eötvös
Orchestra: Orchestre de Paris

24 Oct, 2018
Paris, France

Eötvös: Alle vittime senza nome, DoReMi

Orchestre de Paris

22 Oct, 2018
Orchestre de Paris, Paris, France

Eötvös: Alle vittime senza nome, Doremi, Bartók: The Wooden Prince

Concert: 24 October, Paris, Philharmonie de Paris

17 May, 2018
Basel, Switzerland

Eötvös: DoReMi

Conductor: Hans Drewanz
Orchestra: Sinfonieorchester Basel

16 May, 2018
Basel, Switzerland

Eötvös: DoReMi

Swiss premiere
Conductor: Hans Drewanz
Orchestra: Sinfonieorchester Basel

13 May, 2017
Göteborg, Sweden

Göteborgs Symfoniker

Eötvös: DoReMi
Conductor: Peter Eötvös
Orchestra: Göteborgs Symfoniker

13 May, 2017
Göteborg, Sweden

Eötvös: DoReMi

Conductor: Peter Eötvös
Orchestra: Göteborgs Symfoniker

12 May, 2017
Göteborg, Sweden

Göteborgs Symfoniker

Eötvös: DoReMi
Conductor: Peter Eötvös

12 May, 2017
Göteborg, Sweden

Eötvös: DoReMi

Conductor: Peter Eötvös
Orchestra: Göteborgs Symfoniker

1 Nov, 2016
Festival Music Forum, Hradec Králové

Eötvös: DoReMi

Conductor: Jan Talich
Orchestra: Filharmonie Hradec Králové

24 Sep, 2016
Freiburg, Germany

SWR Symphonieorchester

Eötvös: DoReMi
Conductor: Peter Eötvös
Venue: Konzerthaus

24 Sep, 2016
Freiburg, Germany

Eötvös: DoReMi

Conductor: Peter Eötvös
Orchestra: SWR Symphonieorchester
Venue: Konzerthaus

23 Sep, 2016
Stuttgart, Germany

SWR Symphonieorchester

Eötvös: DoReMi
Conductor: Peter Eötvös
Venue: Leiderhalle

23 Sep, 2016
Stuttgart, Germany

Eötvös: DoReMi

SWR Symphonieorchester
Conductor: Peter Eötvös
Venue: Leiderhalle

22 Sep, 2016
Stuttgart, Germany

SWR Symphonieorchester

Eötvös: DoReMi
Conductor: Peter Eötvös
Venue: Leiderhalle

22 Sep, 2016
Stuttgart, Germany

Eötvös: DoReMi

Conductor: Peter Eötvös
Orchestra: SWR Symphonieorchester
Venue: Leiderhalle

6 Dec, 2014
Salzburg, Austria

Mozarteumorchester Salzburg

Eötvös: DoReMi
Austrian premiere
Conductor: Peter Eötvös
Patricia Kopatchinskaja
Venue: Orchesterhaus

 

6 Dec, 2014
Salzburg, Austria

Eötvös: DoReMi

Austrian premiere
Conductor: Peter Eötvös
Patricia Kopatchinskaja
Orchestra: Mozarteumorchester Salzburg
Venue: Orchesterhaus

 

22 Nov, 2014
Paris, France

Eötvös: Speaking drums, Cello Concerto Grosso, DoReMi

Speaking drums: perc. Martin Grubinger
Cello Concerto Grosso: vcl. Jean-Guihen Queyras
DoReMi:  vl. Midori
Radio France Philharmonic Orchestra

22 Nov, 2014
Auditorium de Radio-France, Paris

Eötvös: DoReMi - French premiere

Conductor: Peter Eötvös
Orchestra: Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France

13 Sep, 2014
Berlin, Germany

Berliner Philharmoniker

Eötvös: DoReMi
Conductor: Peter Eötvös

13 Sep, 2014
Berlin, Germany

Eötvös: DoReMi

Conductor: Peter Eötvös
Orchestra: Berliner Philharmoniker

12 Sep, 2014
Berlin, Germany

Berliner Philharmoniker

Eötvös: DoReMi
Conductor: Peter Eötvös

12 Sep, 2014
Berlin, Germany

Eötvös: DoReMi

Conductor: Peter Eötvös
Orchestra: Berliner Philharmoniker

12 Jul, 2014
Szombathely, Hungary

Eötvös: The gliding of the eagle in the skies, DoReMi

vl. Akiko Suwanai
Savaria Symphony Orchestra
conductor: Gergely Madaras
International Bartók Festival

12 Jul, 2014
Szombathely

Eötvös: DoReMi

Conductor: Gergely Madaras
Orchestra: Savaria Symphony Orchestra Szombathely

7 Jun, 2014
New York ,USA

Eötvös: DoReMi

Conductor: Alan Gilbert
Orchestra: New York Philharmonic
Venue: Avery Fisher Hall

5 Jun, 2014
New York ,USA

Eötvös: DoReMi

Conductor: Alan Gilbert
Orchestra: New York Philharmonic
Venue: Avery Fisher Hall

4 Apr, 2014
Budapest, Hungary

Eötvös: DoReMi

Hungarian premiere
Conductor: Gergely Madaras
Orchestra: Hungarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
violin: Patricia Kopatchinskaja
Venue: Müpa

21 Feb, 2014
Utrecht, the Netherlands

Radio Philharmonic Orchestra

Eötvös: DoReMi
Conductor: Peter Eötvös

21 Feb, 2014
Utrecht, the Netherlands

Eötvös: DoReMi

Dutch premiere
Conductor: Peter Eötvös
Orchestra: Radio Filharmonisch Orkest

20 Feb, 2014
Cologne, Germany

Radio Philharmonic Orchestra

Eötvös: DoReMi
Conductor: Peter Eötvös
Cologne Philharmonie

20 Feb, 2014
Cologne, Germany

Eötvös: DoReMi

Conductor: Peter Eötvös
Orchestra: Radio Filharmonisch Orchestra
Cologne Philharmonie

8 Feb, 2014
Munich, Germany

Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks

Eötvös: DoReMi
Conductor: Peter Eötvös
Venue: Herkulessaal der Residenz

8 Feb, 2014
Munich, Germany

Eötvös: DoReMi

Conductor: Peter Eötvös
Orchestra: Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks
Venue: Herkulessaal der Residenz

29 Aug, 2013
Gewandhaus, Leipzig

Eötvös: DoReMi - German premiere

Performances: 4, 5 April, 2013

Conductor: Kent Nagano
Orchestra: Gewandhausorchester Leipzig

29 Aug, 2013
London, UK

Eötvös: DoReMi

UK premiere
PROMS Festival
Conductor: Esa-Pekka Salonen
Midori, violin
Orchestra: Philharmonia Orchestra
Royal Albert Hall, London

5 Apr, 2013
Leipzig, Germany

Eötvös: DoReMi

Gewandhaus Orchestra, Midori, violin
Gewandhaus, Leipzig

4 Apr, 2013
Leipzig, Germany

Eötvös: DoReMi

Gewandhaus Orchestra, Midori, violin
Gewandhaus, Leipzig

20 Jan, 2013
Los Angeles, USA

Eötvös: DoReMi

World premiere
Conductor: Pablo Heras-Casado
Orchestra: Los Angeles Philharmonic

19 Jan, 2013
Los Angeles, USA

Eötvös: DoReMi

World premiere
Conductor: Pablo Heras-Casado
Orchestra: Los Angeles Philharmonic

18 Jan, 2013
Los Angeles, USA

Eötvös: DoReMi

World premiere
Conductor: Pablo Heras-Casado
Orchestra: Los Angeles Philharmonic

Details

Genre:
Duration:
11 minutes
Date:
2012

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
DoReMi
Concerto
11'vn32302 2210 301 1210886cel

3 flutes (2nd also piccolo, 3rd also alto flute)

2 oboes (2nd also cor anglais)

3 clarinets in A (2nd also clarinet in Eb, 3rd also bass clarinet in Bb)

2 bassoons (2nd also contrabassoon)

2 horns in F

2 trumpets in Bb

1 alto trombone in Eb

percussion (3 players):

I (left)*:

glockenspiel

triangle (middle)

bongo (very high)

2 metal tubes (middle, high)

sizzle cymbal

maracas

3 woodblocks

Chinese dom-cymbal (low, approx. 21 cm)

 

II (centre):

xylophone

triangle (low)

crotales (chrom.)

tubular bells (chrom.)

gongs

caxixi

guiro (middle-high)

Chinese dom-cymbal (middle, approx. 18 cm)

III (right)*:

2 cymbals (low, middle)

triangle (high)

bongo (high)

sizzle cymbal

maracas

tamburo basco (high)

Chinese dom-cymbal (high, approx. 15 cm)

tam-tam (middle-low)

cowbells (chrom.)

*) as seen by the conductor

 

harp

celesta

12 violins I

10 violins II

8 violas

8 violoncellos

6 double basses (3rd and 4th five-string basses)

Technical information

Sound

Recordings

Video

SWR Symphonieorchester
Liederhalle Stuttgart – 2016
Patricia Kopatchinskaja, violin
Cond.: Peter Eötvös

Budapest – 2014
Patricia Kopatchinskaja, violin
Hungarian Radio Symphonic Orchestra

Los Angeles – 2013, Midori Goto, violin
Radio France Philharmonic Orchestra