Korrespondenz

Scenes for string quartet

Commissioned by Schleswig-Holstein Festival and “Artwerpen” Festival, Antwerpen

Description

First performance: 3 July 1993, Schleswig-Holstein
Arditti Stringquartet

 

This string quartet reproduces the dramatic relations between Leopold Mozart, living in Salzburg, and his son, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, in 1778 living in Paris, through excerpts from their correspondence. The instruments of the string quartet are sounded as if they were “conducting conversations”. The emotional tension of the writing and reading of the letters, the words, the thoughts, the ulterior motives, the lurking doubts are all dramatized. The appended text will aid the listener in understanding and following more easily and precisely the quickly developing and complexly unfolding events.

/Peter Eötvös – 1993/

Performances

11 Oct, 2020
Budapest, Hungary

Eötvös: Korrespondenz

Cafe Budapest Contemporary Arts Festival
Accord Quartet
Venue: Budapest Music Center

3 Aug, 2020
Salzburg, Austria

Eötvös: Korrespondenz

Calder quartet

15 Oct, 2017
Budapest, Hungary

Eötvös: Korrespondenz, The Sirens Cycle

Calder Quartet, Piia Komsi
Venue: Budapest Music Center

16 Aug, 2015
Bregenz, Austria

Eötvös: Now, Miss!, Two poems to Polly, Korrespondenz, Die Lange Reise

Ensemble Modern
Bregenz Festival, Lake Studio

5 Dec, 2014
Salzburg, Austria

Eötvös: Korrespondenz

Dialog Festival

Cond: Peter Eötvös
Calder Quartet

8 Jun, 2014
Rome, Italy

Eötvös: Psy, Dance of the brush-footed butterfly, Korrespondenz, Encore, Octet

I Solisti Aquilani
cond: Vittoriano Vinciguerra

12 Oct, 2013
New York, USA

Eötvös: Korrespondenz

The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Calder Quartet

12 Jan, 2013
Los Angeles, USA

Eötvös: Korrespondenz, Schiller: energische Schönheit

Eötvös - composer in residence program
Conductor : Peter Eötvös
Calder Quartet

17 Jun, 2012
Würzburg, Germany

Eötvös: Korrespondenz

Mozartiade
Quartetto Prometeo (Italy)

3 Jan, 2011
Bad Kissingen, Germany

Eötvös: Korrespondenz

string quartet

Calder Quartet
Bad Kissingen Winter Festival

9 Mar, 2010
Los Angeles, USA

Eötvös: Psy, Snatches of a conversation, Korrespondenz, Encore, Sonata per sei

Green Umbrella Festival
Conductor: Gregory Vajda

18 Dec, 2008
Paris, France

Eötvös: Korrespondenz

Musée d'Orsay
String Quartet Ensemble Intercontemporain

19 Apr, 2008
New York ,USA

Eötvös: Korrespondenz

Jack Quartet

Hungarian Cultural Center

16 Aug, 2007
Luzern, Switzerland

Eötvös: Korrespondenz

Luzern Festival
Jack Quartet

5 May, 2005
Dortmund, Germany

Eötvös: Korrespondenz

Cond: Péter Eötvös

24 Feb, 2005
Hamburg, Germany

Eötvös: Kosmos, Korrespondenz, Shadows

Eötvös: Kosmos (Grau/Schumacher, piano duo)
Eötvös: Shadows (NDR Symph. Orch.)
Eötvös: Korrespondenz (Pellegrini Quartet)

Cond: Peter Eötvös
NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchester

27 May, 2004
Paris, France

Eötvös: Psalm 151, Korrespondenz, Intervalles-interieurs

Cond: Peter Eötvös
Ensemble Intercontemporain

Cité de la Musique

30 Nov, 2003
Huddersfield, UK

Eötvös: Snatches of a conversation, Korrespondenz, Windsequenzen

Huddersfield Festival

Eötvös:
Snatches of a conversation
(UMZE Ensemble Budapest)
Korrespondenz
(Keller Quartet)
Windsequenzen
(London Sinfonietta)

Cond: Peter Eötvös

29 Nov, 2003
Huddersfield, UK

Eötvös: Snatches of a conversation, Korrespondenz, Windsequenzen

Huddersfield Festival

Eötvös:
Snatches of a conversation

(UMZE Ensemble Budapest)
Korrespondenz
(Keller Quartet)
Windsequenzen
(London Sinfonietta)

Cond: Peter Eötvös

15 Sep, 2002
Cologne, Germany

Eötvös: Korrespondenz, Kosmos, Mese, Snatches of a conversation, Windsequenzen

Korrespondenz (Pellegrini Quartet)
Kosmos (Andreas Grau, Götz Schumacher)
Mese
Snatches of a conversation (Musikfabrik, cond. Eötvös)
Windsequenzen (Musikfabrik, cond. Frank Ollu), latest version - first performance
with accordeon

WDR Cologne

 

14 Sep, 2002
Cologne, Germany

Eötvös: Korrespondenz, Kosmos, Mese, Snatches of a conversation, Windsequenzen

Korrespondenz (Pellegrini Quartet)
Kosmos (Andreas Grau, Götz Schumacher)
Mese
Snatches of a conversation (Musikfabrik, cond. Eötvös)
Windsequenzen (Musikfabrik, cond. Frank Ollu), latest version - first performance
with accordeon

WDR Cologne

 

13 Aug, 2001
Nagykovácsi, Hungary

Eötvös: Brass - the Metal Space, Korrespondenz

13-14 August
Linum Festival

10 Jul, 2001
Avignon, France

Eötvös: Psy, Two poems to Polly, Kosmos, Windsequenzen, Shadows, Korrespondenz 

Psy
Two poems to Polly
Kosmos  (two piano version)
Windsequenzen
 (UMZE Ensemble Budapest)
Shadows (UMZE Ensemble Budapest)
Korrespondenz (Arditti quartet)

10-25 July
UMZE Chamber Ensembe Budapest

16 Oct, 1999
Frankfurt, Germany

Eötvös: Korrespondenz

Ensemble Modern

14 Oct, 1999
Frankfurt, Germany

Eötvös: Korrespondenz

Ensemble Modern

13 Jul, 1993
Schleswig-Holstein, Germany

Eötvös: Korrespondenz

First performance

Arditti Stringquartet

Details

Genre:
Duration:
16 minutes
Date:
1992

Publisher information

Orchestration     

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Korrespondenz
Chamber Music - Solo instrument
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Further information

Meine Kompositionen haben immer einen erzählirischen Charakter, sie gehen meistens aus der gesprochene Sprache hervor. Dies zeigt sich bei der Themenwahl meiner Stücke und auch durch die Neigung zur sehr präzisen musikalischen Artikulation. Besonders glücklich bin ich, wenn ich für Streichinstrumente komponiere, weil die Streicher durch ihren enormen Reichtum der Klangfarben, durch den großen Umfang der Tonhöhen – von der brummende Tiefe bis zur pfeifenden Höhe – besonders fein, “sprachartig” artikulieren können.

/Peter Eötvös – 2016/

Sound

Recordings

Audio

Pellegrini Quartet, 2012