Respond

for Viola solo and 32 musicians 

Description

First performance planned for:
9th January, 2022 – Berlin
Orchestra of Staatskapelle, Berlin
Conductor: James Gaffigan
Yulia Deyneka, viola

 

A new version of the 1998 Replica work, with a new title, in line with the requirements of the covid pandemic, its large orchestra was reduced from 49 to 32 and received a musical extension.
The piece was written in close proximity to the opera Three Sisters, and it is undoubtedly related to that work in its mood. The composer has written: “One of the basic attitudes of the concerto is leave-taking, which refers to the three great farewell scenes that close each of the opera´s three sequences.” The eminent British musicologist Paul Griffiths added, alluding to the protagonists of Chekhov´s play: “(it is) the farewell of people who are not going anywhere.”

Synopsis

Performances

9 Jan, 2022
Berlin, Germany
Respond

Conductor: James Gaffigan
Yulia Deyneka, viola
Orchestra of Staatskapelle, Berlin
Berlin Boulez Saal

Details

Genre:
Duration:
18 minutes
Date:
1997/2021

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Orchestration     

TITLE Dur. Soloists & choir fl ob cl bcl bn   hn tpt tbn tba   perc pf hp   vn1 vn2 va vc db Other Tech
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Concerto
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2 flutes (2nd also piccolo and alto flute)
1 oboe
1 Eng. horn
2 clarinets in A
1 bass clarinet
2 bassoons (2nd also contrabassoon)
2 horns in F
2 trumpets in Bb (2nd also flugelhorn, both straight: wawa, cup)
1 trombone (straight, cup)

 

Percussion (2 players)

1 harp
1 celesta

 

4 violins
4 violas
4 cellos
2 double basses

 

1st percussion:
Tubular bells
Vibraphone
Cymbales à due
Sizzle Cymbal
Triangle

 

2nd percussion:
Glockenspiel
Crotale
Triangle
Bass drum
Cymbal (high)

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