Snatches of a conversation

for double-bell trumpet solo and ensemble

Commissioned by “Europäischer Musikmonat 2001” Basel, Switzerland

Description

First performance: 25 November 2001, Basel
Ensemble Phoenix Basel
Conductor: Jürg Henneberger
Marco Blaauw, trumpet

 

 

Snatches… is as freely composed as an improvisation. A friendly conversation in a coffeehouse, snatches of clever conversation, full of irony… and we trace our way between the tables… The waiter is a double-bell trumpet…
The soloist do not improvise in this piece.

/Peter Eötvös/

Further information

Peter Eötvös´s Musik ist in vielen Fällen Klangrede: Er arbeitet zuweilen nach einem kompositorischen Prinzip der Sprachübersetzung, bei dem er Vokale als musikalische Klänge und Konsonanten als Geräuschklänge umsetzt. In seinen Stücken erwacht die instrumentale Sprache zum Leben, wird zur Mitteilung und verleiht den Instruemten anthropomorphe Züge.

Eötvös ist jedoch nicht nur ein Komponist der Sprache, sondern auch ein Mann des Theaters und des Humors. Alle drei Eigenschaften finden sich wieder in seinen Snatches of a Conversation, den “Fetzen einer Konversation”, einem Stück, das im Jahr 2001 entstand.

Performances

8 Feb, 2020
London, UK

Eötvös: Snatches of a conversation

Cond: Vladimir Jurowski
With: London Philharmonic Orchestra
Marco Blaauw (trumpet)
Omar Ebrahim (narrator)
Eötvös: Snatches of a Conversation
Venue: Royal Festival Hall, London

2 May, 2017
Cologne, Germany

Eötvös: Snatches of a conversation

Musikfabrik Ensemble
Philharmonie, Cologne

3 Dec, 2014
Salzburg, Austria

Eötvös: Snatches of a conversation, Natasha, da capo

Dialog Festival

Eötvös: Snatches of a conversation
Eötvös: Natasha - new version for trumpet (Marco Blaauw, violine, clarinet and piano)
Eötvös: da capo (Miklós Lukács, cimbalom)

Cond: Peter Eötvös
Ensemble Musikfabrik

11 Apr, 2014
Budapest, Hungary

Eötvös: Snatches of a conversation

Concerto Budapest
cond. György Lakatos
Budapest Music Center

22 Feb, 2014
Utrecht, The Netherlands

Eötvös: Snatches of a conversation

Insomnio Ensemble
conducted by Peter Eötvös

19 Oct, 2013
Paris, France

Eötvös: Snatches of a conversation

Conductor: Peter Rundel
Cité de la musique, Salle des concerts

21 Mar, 2011
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Eötvös: Snatches of a Conversation

Ensemble Intercontemporain
11-21 March

17 Mar, 2011
Antwerpen, Belgium

Eötvös: Snatches of a Conversation

Ensemble Intercontemporain
11-21 March

15 Mar, 2011
Lisbon, Portugal

Eötvös: Snatches of a Conversation

Ensemble Intercontemporain
11-21 March

13 Mar, 2011
Cologne, Germany

Eötvös: Snatches of a Conversation

Ensemble Intercontemporain
11-21 March

11 Mar, 2011
Barcelona, Spain

Eötvös: Snatches of a Conversation

Ensemble Intercontemporain
11-21 March

9 Mar, 2010
Los Angeles, USA

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

Green Umbrella Festival
Conductor: Gregory Vajda

15 Nov, 2009
Paris, France

Eötvös: IMA, Seven, Levitation, Snatches of a conversation

Composer portrait

Eötvös: IMA, Seven, Levitation
Zappa: 3 Orch. pieces
Bartók: Choirs

Cond: Peter Eötvös
Orch. Philharmonic Radio France

14 Nov, 2009
Paris, France

Eötvös: IMA, Seven, Levitation, Snatches of a conversation

Composer portrait

Eötvös: IMA, Seven, Levitation, Snatches of a conversation
Zappa: 3 Orch. pieces
Bartók: Choirs

Cond: Peter Eötvös
Orch. Philharmonic Radio France

13 Nov, 2009
Paris, France

Eötvös: IMA, Seven, Levitation, Snatches of a conversation

Composer portrait

Eötvös: IMA, Seven, Levitation
Zappa: 3 Orch. pieces
Bartók: Choirs

Cond: Peter Eötvös
Orch. Philharmonic Radio France

14 Oct, 2009
Budapest, Hungary

Eötvös: Cadenza, Snatches of a conversation, Natasha, Octet plus, Sonata per sei

Linea Ensemble
Cond: Jean-Philippe Wurtz
Budapest Autumn Festival

29 Jan, 2009
New York, USA

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

Composer portrait

Cond: Peter Eötvös

Carnegie Hall

26 Oct, 2008
Vilnius, Lithuania

Eötvös: Snatches of a conversation, Octet Plus

Gaida Festival Vilnius

van der Aa: Here (in Circles)
Eötvös: Snatches of a conversation
Harvey: Sprechgesang
Eötvös: Octet plus

Barbara Hannigan, soprano

Conductor: Peter Eötvös
Ensemble Modern

 

4 Nov, 2007
Jerusalem, Israel

Eötvös: Snatches of a conversation

Israel Contemporary Players

Conductor: Zsolt Nagy

Marco Blaaus, Richard Paley

3 Nov, 2007
Tel-Aviv, Israel

Eötvös: Snatches of a conversation

Israel Contemporary Players

Conductor: Zsolt Nagy

Marco Blaaus, Richard Paley

27 Sep, 2007
Warsaw, Poland

Eötvös: Snatches of a conversation

Warsaw Autumn Festival

Conductor: Zsolt Nagy

Israel Contemporary Players
Marco Blaauw, Richard Paley

31 Jan, 2007
New York ,USA

Eötvös: Snatches of a conversation

Julliard School

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

26 Sep, 2004
Frankfurt, Germany

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

Cond: Peter Eötvös
Ensemble Modern

25 Sep, 2004
Schwaz, Austria

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

Cond: Peter Eötvös
Ensemble Modern

18 Sep, 2004
Dortmund, Germany

Eötvös: Replica, Snatches of a conversation

Ravel: Tombeau du Couprin
M. van der Aa: Here (enclosed)
Eötvös: Replica, Snatches of a conversation
Prokofjev: Klassische Sinfonie

Cond: Peter Eötvös
Hilversum Radio Chamber Orchestra

10 Apr, 2004
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Eötvös: Triangel, Replica, Snatches of a conversation

Netherlands Radio Chamber Orchestra

Cond: Peter Eötvös

30 Mar, 2004
Budapest, Hungary

Eötvös: Triangel, Snatches of a conversation, Replica

Budapest Spring Festival

Eötvös: Triangel, Snatches of a conversation, Replica
Michael van der Aa: Here

Kim Kashkashian, viola

Cond: Peter Eötvös

Thalia Theatre Budapest

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

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

8 Aug, 2003
London, UK

Eötvös: Snatches of a conversation

Proms Festival London

Stravinsky: Ebony Concerto
Eötvös
: Snatches of a conversation
Glanert
: Secret Room
Carter
: Clarinet concerto (Michael Collins, clarinet)
Ligeti
: Aventures and Nouvelles Aventures

Cond: Peter Eötvös
London Sinfonietta

16 Jan, 2003
Antwerpen, Belgium

Eötvös: Snatches of a conversation

Ensemble MusikFabrik
Marco Blaauw, trumpet

Cond: Kasper de Roo

1 Oct, 2002
Vienna, Austria

Eötvös: Snatches of a conversation

Klangforum Wien

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

 

25 Nov, 2001
Basel, Switzerland

Eötvös: Snatches of a conversation

First performance
Marco Blaauw, trumpet
Ensemble Phoenix Basel
cond.: Jürg Henneberger

Details

Genre:
Duration:
11 minutes
Date:
2001

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
Snatches of a conversation
Ensemble
11'double bell tp10100 0010 200 20111sax,​ speaking role,​keyboardamp, cd

Double-bell trumpet solo (flute, clarinet, sax, trombone, vibraphon, marimbaphon, speaking role, keyboard (see technical information), 2 violin, viola, violoncello, contrabass)

Technical information

The pianist plays on Master Keyboard.
Needed equipment:
Master Keyboard with KONTAKT Computer Program

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Sound

Recordings

Audio

Marco Blaauw, double-bell trumpet
Musikfabrik – 2001
Cond.: Peter Eötvös