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

21 Nov, 2019
Warsaw, Poland

Eötvös: DoReMi

Leticia Moreno, violin
Conductor: Marta Gardolinska
Warsaw Philharmonic

24 Oct, 2019
Helsinki, Finland

Eötvös: Alle vittime senza nome, DoReMi violin concerto

Eötvös: Alle vittime senza nome
Eötvös: DoReMi violin concerto No. 2
Debussy: Tarantelle styrienne
Kodály: Háry János suite

Leticia Moreno, violin
Cond: Peter Eötvös

Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra

 

 

23 Oct, 2019
Helsinki, Finland

Eötvös: Alle vittime senza nome, DoReMi violin concerto

Eötvös: Alle vittime senza nome
Eötvös: DoReMi violin concerto No. 2
Debussy: Tarantelle styrienne
Kodály: Háry János suite

Leticia Moreno, violin
Cond: Peter Eötvös

Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra

 

 

 

23 Mar, 2019
Porto, Portugal

Eötvös: DoReMi

Kurtág: Petite musique solennelle
Eötvös: DoReMi
Bartók: The Miraculous Mandarin suite

Leticia Moreno, violin
Conductor: Peter Eötvös
Porto Symphony Orchestra
Casa da Música

25 Oct, 2018
Paris, France

Eötvös: Alle vittime senza nome, DoReMi

Patricia Kopatchinskaja, violin
Conductor. Peter Eötvös

Orchestre de Paris
Philharmonie de Paris

 

24 Oct, 2018
Paris, France

Eötvös: Alle vittime senza nome, Doremi

Patricia Kopatchinskaja, violin
Conductor. Peter Eötvös

Orchestre de Paris
Philharmonie de Paris

17 May, 2018
Basel, Switzerland

Eötvös: DoReMi

Midori Goto, violin
Conductor: Hans Drewanz
Sinfonieorchester Basel

16 May, 2018
Basel, Switzerland

Eötvös: DoReMi

Swiss premiere
Midori Goto, violin
Conductor: Hans Drewanz
Sinfonieorchester Basel

13 May, 2017
Göteborg, Sweden

Eötvös: DoReMi

Patricia Kopatchinskaja, violin
Conductor: Peter Eötvös
Göteborgs Symfoniker

12 May, 2017
Göteborg, Sweden

Eötvös: DoReMi

Patricia Kopatchinskaja, violin
Conductor: Peter Eötvös
Göteborgs Symfoniker

1 Nov, 2016
Hradec Králové, Czech Republic

Eötvös: DoReMi

Festival Music Forum
Conductor: Jan Talich
Filharmonie Hradec Králové

24 Sep, 2016
Freiburg, Germany

Eötvös: DoReMi

Patricia Kopatchinskaja, violin
Conductor: Peter Eötvös
SWR Symphonieorchester
Konzerthaus

23 Sep, 2016
Stuttgart, Germany

Eötvös: DoReMi

Patricia Kopatchinskaja, violin
Conductor: Peter Eötvös
SWR Symphonieorchester
Liederhalle

22 Sep, 2016
Stuttgart, Germany

Eötvös: DoReMi

Patricia Kopatchinskaja, violin
Conductor: Peter Eötvös
SWR Symphonieorchester
Liederhalle

6 Dec, 2014
Salzburg, Austria

Eötvös: DoReMi

Austrian premiere
Patricia Kopatchinskaja, violin
Conductor: Peter Eötvös
Mozarteumorchester Salzburg
Orchesterhaus

 

22 Nov, 2014
Paris, France

Eötvös: Cello Concerto Grosso, Speaking drums, DoReMi

Eötvös: Cello Concerto Grosso (Jean-Guihen Queyras, vcl)
Eötvös: Speaking drums (Martin Grubinger, percussion)
Eötvös: DoReMi (Goto Midori, vl) - French premiere
Boulez: Notations

Conductor: Peter Eötvös
Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France

Auditorium de Radio-France

13 Sep, 2014
Berlin, Germany

Eötvös: DoReMi

Patricia Kopatchinskaja, violin
Conductor: Peter Eötvös
Berliner Philharmoniker

12 Sep, 2014
Berlin, Germany

Eötvös: DoReMi

Patricia Kopatchinskaja, violin
Conductor: Peter Eötvös
Berliner Philharmoniker

12 Jul, 2014
Szombathely, Hungary

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

International Bartók Festival

Akiko Suwanai, violin
Conductor: Gergely Madaras
Savaria Symphony Orchestra

7 Jun, 2014
New York ,USA

Eötvös: DoReMi

Midori Goto, violin
Conductor: Alan Gilbert
New York Philharmonic
Avery Fisher Hall

5 Jun, 2014
New York ,USA

Eötvös: DoReMi

Midori Goto, violin
Conductor: Alan Gilbert
New York Philharmonic
Avery Fisher Hall

4 Apr, 2014
Budapest, Hungary

Eötvös: DoReMi

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

21 Feb, 2014
Utrecht, The Netherlands

Eötvös: DoReMi

Dutch premiere
Midori Goto, violin
Conductor: Peter Eötvös
Radio Filharmonisch Orkest

20 Feb, 2014
Cologne, Germany

Eötvös: DoReMi

Midori Goto, violin
Conductor: Peter Eötvös
Radio Filharmonisch Orkest
Cologne Philharmonie

8 Feb, 2014
Munich, Germany

Eötvös: DoReMi

Patricia Kopatchinskaja, violin
Conductor: Peter Eötvös
Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks
Herkulessaal

29 Aug, 2013
London, UK

Eötvös: DoReMi

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

5 Apr, 2013
Leipzig, Germany

Eötvös: DoReMi

Midori Goto, violin
Conductor: Kent Nagano
Gewandhaus Orchestra

4 Apr, 2013
Leipzig, Germany

Eötvös: DoReMi

Midori Goto, violin
Conductor: Kent Nagano
Gewandhaus Orchestra

20 Jan, 2013
Los Angeles, USA

Eötvös: DoReMi

Midori Goto, violin
Conductor: Pablo Heras-Casado
Orchestra: Los Angeles Philharmonic

19 Jan, 2013
Los Angeles, USA

Eötvös: DoReMi

Midori Goto, violin
Conductor: Pablo Heras-Casado
Orchestra: Los Angeles Philharmonic

18 Jan, 2013
Los Angeles, USA

Eötvös: DoReMi

World premiere
Midori Goto, violin
Conductor: Pablo Heras-Casado
Los Angeles Philharmonic

Details

Genre:
Duration:
22 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
22'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
Cond.: Gergely Madaras

Midori Goto, violin, Radio France Philharmonic Orchestra
Cond.: Peter Eötvös