Shadows for ensemble

for flute and clarinet and ensemble

Commissioned by Land Baden-Württemberg

Description

First performance: April 1997 – Budapest
Forrás Ensemble
Conductor: Peter Eötvös
Gergely Ittzés, Gregory Vajda

 

Curiosity about what deviates from the norm is a prerequisite in Peter Eötvös compositions. This is evident from, amongst other things, his renunciation of standard dispositions of the orchestra on the podium. In Shadows, sounds form objects in a space through which they move, stand out against each other, cast shadows and become shadows themselves. The key to understanding this imaginary theatre of “sound movements” lies in the selection of instruments and in their staggered arrangement on the stage, which follows a precise plan.

 

The small orchestra is divided into four parts. Two groups of strings are placed on the left and right of the stage, forming a distanced stereophonic layer of sound. In front of them, on the left, is the woodwind section, and on the right the brass: both groups face away from the audience and with their backs to the centre of the stage, where the protagonists of this “sound scenario” are to be found: flute and clarinet.

Performances

14 Jul, 2020
Budapest, Hungary

Eötvös: Shadows

Ligeti Ensemble
conductor: Zoltán Rácz
Venue: Budapest Music Center, Hungary

5 Nov, 2017
Vienna, Austria

Eötvös: Shadows, Sonata per sei, Chinese Opera

Klangforum Wien ensemble
cond.: Peter Eötvös

1 Nov, 2017
Hamburg, Germany

Eötvös: Shadows, Sonata per sei, Chinese Opera

Klangforum Wien ensemble
cond.: Peter Eötvös

1 Aug, 2016
Salzburg, Austria

Eötvös: Shadows, Sonata per sei, Chinese Opera

Cond: Peter Eötvös
Klangforum Ensemble

25 Apr, 2014
Madrid, Spain

Eötvös: Shadows

Escuela Superior de Musica Reina Sofia
Conductor: Peter Eötvös

30 Mar, 2014
Budapest, Hungary

Eötvös: Shadows

UMZE Ensemble
cond.: Zoltan Racz
Budapest Spring Festival
Budapest Music Center

31 Jan, 2014
Budapest, Hungary

Eötvös: Shadows

UMZE Ensemble
conductor: Zoltan Rách
Budapest Music Center, Hungary

31 Jan, 2014
Lille, France

Eötvös: Shadows

Orchestre National de Lille
conductor: Maxime Pascal

26 Aug, 2012
Lucerne, Switzerland

Eötvös: Shadows

Luzern Music Festival

Murail: Terre d´ombre
Eötvös: Shadows
Ives: 4th Symphony
Cond: Peter Eötvös
Lucerne Festival Academy Orchestra

26 Jan, 2011
London, UK

Eötvös: Shadows

London Philharmonic Orchestra
Cond: Vladimir Jurowsky
Susan Thomas, flute
Nicolas Carpenter, clarinet
Royal Festival Hall

29 Jan, 2009
New York, USA

Eötvös: Shadows, Encore, Octet plus, Psy, Derwischtanz, Snatches of a conversation

Composer portrait

Cond: Peter Eötvös

Carnegie Hall

16 Mar, 2008
Lyon, France

Eötvös: Shadows

Lyon Biennale
Nouvel Ensemble Modern
Conductor: Daniel Kawka

9 Nov, 2007
Essen, Germany

Eötvös: Shadows

Ensemble Folkwang Modern

Conductor: Zsolt Nagy

28 Oct, 2007
Baden-Baden, Germany

Eötvös: Shadows

SWR Orchestra

Cond: Eva Fodor

26 Oct, 2007
Karlsruhe, Germany

Eötvös: Shadows

SWR Orchestra

Cond: Eva Fodor

19 Mar, 2007
Budapest, Hungary

Eötvös: Shadows

UMZE Ensemble
Conductor: Zoltán Rácz

26 Feb, 2007
Salamanca, Spain

Eötvös: Shadows

Orchestra de Conservatorio Superior de Musica Salamanca
Cond: Zsolt Nagy

3 Jun, 2006
Schwetzingen, Germany

Eötvös: Steine, Shadows

Eötvös: Steine
Eötvös: Shadows
Wagner: Siegfried Idyll
Schubert: Deutsche Tänze
Berg: Kammerkonzert

Cond: Peter Eötvös

Ensemble Modern

16 May, 2006
Paris, France

Eötvös: Shadows

Eötvös: Shadows
Strauss: Metamorphoses
Schönberg: Kammersinfonie

Conservatoire Superieur

27 Nov, 2005
Basel, Switzerland

Eötvös: Shadows

Ligeti: Kammerkonzert
Dallapiccola
Lutoslawski
Webern: Ricercare
Eötvös: Shadows

Cond: Peter Eötvös
Basel Musikhochschule

25 Nov, 2005
Basel, Switzerland

Eötvös: Shadows

Ligeti: Kammerkonzert
Dallapiccola
Lutoslawski
Webern: Ricercare
Eötvös: Shadows

Cond: Peter Eötvös
Basel Musikhochschule

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

7 Oct, 2004
Gütersloh, Germany

Eötvös: Chinese Opera, Shadows, Two poems to Polly, Windsequenzen, Snatches of a conversation

Cond: Peter Eötvös
Ensemble Modern

6 Oct, 2004
Dortmund, Germany

Eötvös: Chinese Opera, Shadows, Two poems to Polly, Windsequenzen, Snatches of a conversation

Cond: Peter Eötvös
Ensemble Modern

27 Jan, 2004
Cannes, France

Eötvös: Shadows, Snatches of a conversation, Paris-Dakar

Cannes Music Award

26 Jan, 2004
Cannes, France

Eötvös: Shadows, Snatches of a conversation, Paris-Dakar

Cannes Music Award

18 Jul, 2003
Szombathely, Hungary

Eötvös: Shadows

International Bartók Festival

Cond: Peter Eötvös
Savaria Symph. Orch.

1 Sep, 2002
Strasbourg, France

Eötvös: Chinese Opera, Shadows

Rouen Orch.
Cond: Oswald Sallaberger

Musica Festival

10 Mar, 2002
Brussels, Belgium

Eötvös: Chinese Opera, Shadows

L'Orchestre Léonard De Vinci / Opéra de Rouen
Cond: Oswald Sallaberger

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

10 Oct, 2000
Budapest, Hungary

Eötvös: Shadows

Budapest Autumn Festival, Hungary
UMZE Ensemble
Conductor: Zsolt Nagy

25 Jul, 2000
Salzburg, Austria

Eötvös: Replica, Shadows

Mozarteum
Camerata Academica
Kim Kashkashian, viola
Conductor: Peter Eötvös

 

14 May, 2000
London, UK

Eötvös: Chinese Opera, Shadows, 600 Impulse

London Sinfonietta,
Conductor: Peter Eötvös

4 Apr, 2000
New York ,USA

Eötvös: Shadows

Julliard School
New Juilliard Ensemble
Julietta Curenton, flute, Dimitar Moskovsky, clarinet
Conductor: Joel Sachs

9 Oct, 1999
Paris, France

Eötvös: Shadows

Ensemble InterContemporain
conducted by Pierre Boulez

26 Apr, 1999
Los Angeles, USA

Eötvös: Shadows

Los Angeles Philharmony Orch.

17 Apr, 1999
Miami, USA

Eötvös: Shadows

New World Symphony Orch.

5 Feb, 1999
Stuttgart, Germany

Eötvös: Shadows

Klangforum Ensemble Wien

31 Jan, 1999
Vienna, Austria

Eötvös: Shadows, Chinese Opera, Steine

Klangforum Ensemble Wien

30 Jan, 1999
Vienna, Austria

Eötvös: Shadows, Chinese Opera, Steine

Klangforum Ensemble Wien

29 Jan, 1999
Vienna, Austria

Eötvös: Shadows, Chinese Opera, Steine

Klangforum Ensemble Wien

18 Nov, 1998
Berkeley, USA

Eötvös: Shadows

Berkeley Symph. Orch.
conducted by Kent Nagano

Details

Genre:
Duration:
15 minutes
Date:
1996

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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
Shadows for ensemble
Concerto
15'fl,​cl11021 2110 100 40222sax,​cel,​timpamp

picc., ob., bcl, cbcl, bassoon/2 horn, trumpet (picc.tr.), trombone, bariton sax./timpani, percussion, celesta/strings: 4.0.2.2.2.
(fl., cl., perc. and cel. amplified)

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