Sentimental

for trumpet in E-flat and flugelhorn (for one player)

Commissioned by the European Concert Hall Organization in the framework of ECHO Rising Stars

Description

First performance 4 October, 2017, Amsterdam, Concertgebouw
Tamás Pálfalvi, trumpet

 

The idea of playing two instruments alternately in a single work came from Clark Terry whom I saw in a video. Alongside his virtuosity in alternating between the two instruments, I found the contrast in tonal colouring an interesting concept, almost as if a violinist changed to playing the violoncello. The small cornet in E flat possesses a soft and velvety timbre which is closer to the flugelhorn than the better-known trumpet with its more incisive tone. “Sentimental” music requires smooth sounds. This composition is my tribute to Miles Davis and Chet Baker, two idols of my youth.

/Peter Eötvös – 2017/

Translation: Lindsay Chalmers-Gerbracht

Performances

27 Sep, 2018
Seoul, South Korea

Eötvös: Sentimental

Seoul Art Center (IBK Chamber Hall)
KIbum Park, trumpet

19 May, 2018
Porto, Portugal

Eötvös: Sentimental

Tamas Pálfalvi, trumpet
Venue: Casa da Música, Porto

4 May, 2018
London, UK

Eötvös: Sentimental

Tamas Pálfalvi, trumpet
Venue: Barbican Centre

6 Apr, 2018
Barcelona, Spain

Eötvös: Sentimental

Tamas Pálfalvi, trumpet
Venue: L´Auditori Barcelona

25 Mar, 2018
Stockholm, Sweden

Eötvös: Sentimental

Tamas Pálfalvi, trumpet
Stockholms Konserthus, Sweden

6 Mar, 2018
Luxembourg, Luxembourg

Eötvös: Sentimental

Tamas Pálfalvi, trumpet
Philharmonie, Luxembourg

26 Feb, 2018
Birmingham, UK

Eötvös: Sentimental

Tamas Pálfalvi, trumpet
Town Hall Symphony Hall

11 Feb, 2018
Lisbon, Portugal

Eötvös: Sentimental

Tamas Pálfalvi, trumpet
Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation

15 Jan, 2018
Hamburg, Germany

Eötvös: Sentimental

Tamas Pálfalvi, trumpet
Venue: Elbphilharmonie, Hamburg

14 Jan, 2018
Cologne, Germany

Eötvös: Sentimental

Tamas Pálfalvi, trumpet
Venue: Philharmonie Cologne

16 Dec, 2017
Dortmund, Germany

Eötvös: Sentimental

Tamás Pálfalvi, trumpet
Venue: Konzerthaus, Dortmund

5 Nov, 2017
Baden-Baden, Germany

Eötvös: Sentimental

Tamás Pálfalvi, trumpet
Venue: Festspielhaus

3 Nov, 2017
Budapest, Hungary

Eötvös: Sentimental

Tamás Pálfalvi, trumpet
Venue: MÜPA

4 Oct, 2017
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Eötvös: Sentimental

First performance
Tamás Pálfalvi, trumpet
Venue: Amsterdam, Concertgebouw

Details

Genre:
Duration:
7 minutes
Date:
2007

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
Sentimental
Chamber Music - Solo instrument
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Further information

Die Idee, zwei Instrumente abwechselnd zu spielen, stammt von Clark Terry, den ich in einem Video gesehen habe. Für mich war neben seiner Virtuosität in der Abwechslung beider Instrumente auch der Unterschied der Klangfarben eine wichtige, neue Information, als ob ein Geiger auf Violoncello wechseln würde. Das kleine Kornett in Es hat eine weiche, samtige Klangfarbe und es passt besser zum Flügelhorn als die bekannte Trompete, die etwas schärfer klingt. „Sentimentale“ Musik braucht weiche Klänge.

Sound