Sonata per sei

for two pianos, three percussion and e-piano

Description

First performance: 19 July, 2006 – Szombathely, Hungary
Bartók Festival

 

 

To celebrate the 125th anniversary of Béla Bartók’s birth, I have composed a piano concerto in which I have developed a few of Bartók’s ideas and ways of thinking, in particular his fondness for parallel runs in octaves, sixths or other intervals found in his piano concerti.

My piano concerto CAP-KO for acoustic and digital piano incorporates a piano technology of the future by which a computer automatically creates and adds
intervals in parallel with the notes played by the soloist.

Based on this initial piano concerto, I have developed two further versions of the piece.

SONATA PER SEI is written for a chamber music formation of two pianos, a sampler-keyboard and three percussionists. Bartók’s “Sonata for two Pianos and Percussion” or “Sur Incises” by Boulez are ideal programme couplings for this piece.

The third version, CONCERTO FOR TWO PIANOS, is composed in traditional concerto form for two acoustic concert pianos and orchestra.

/Peter Eötvös – 2007/

Performances

17 Sep, 2019
Budapest, Hungary

Eötvös: Secret kiss, Sonata per sei

Musikfabrik, Cologne, cond. Peter Eötvös
Venue: Müpa Budapest, Hungary

15 Sep, 2019
Cologne, Germany

Eötvös: Secret kiss, Sonata per sei

Cond.: Peter Eötvös
Ensemble Musikfabrik

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

18 May, 2017
Zürich, Switzerland

Eötvös: Sonata per sei

Tonhalle, Zürich
Andreas Berger, Christian Hartmann, Klaus Schwerzler - percussion
Andrienne Soós, Ivo Haag - piano

6 Nov, 2016
Buenos Aires, Argentina

Eötvös: Sonata per sei

Helena Bugallo

1 Aug, 2016
Salzburg, Austria

Eötvös: Shadows, Sonata per sei, Chinese Opera

Cond: Peter Eötvös
Klangforum Ensemble

22 Nov, 2014
Paris, France

Eötvös: Steine, Duo from "Le Balcon", Octet plus, Sonata per sei

Ensemble Intercontemporain
Conductor: Peter Eötvös

29 Apr, 2014
Madrid, Spain

Eötvös: Steine, Sonata per sei

Plural Ensemble
cond.: Peter Eötvös

23 Mar, 2013
Salamanca, Spain

Eötvös: Sonata per sei

TaCoS, cond. Kevin John Edusei
Auditorium of COSCYL-Salamanca

 

 

4 Mar, 2013
Genova, Italy

Eötvös: Sonata per sei

Linea Ensemble,
cond.: Jean-Philippe Wurtz

 

 

2 Mar, 2013
Reggio Emilia, Italy

Eötvös: Sonata per sei

Linea Ensemble,
cond.: Jean-Philippe Wurtz

 

27 Feb, 2013
Ferrara, Italy

Eötvös: Sonata per sei

Linea Ensemble,
cond.: Jean-Philippe Wurtz

 

26 Feb, 2013
Roma, Italy

Eötvös: Sonata per sei

Linea Ensemble,
cond.: Jean-Philippe Wurtz

4 Jul, 2012
Rheingau, Germany

Eötvös: Harakiri,Two poems to Polly, Natasha, Sonata per sei

Rheingau Music Festival

Eötvös: Harakiri
Eötvös: Two poems to Polly
Eötvös: Natasha
Eötvös: Sonata per sei

Cond: Peter Eötvös
Ensemble Modern

Schloss Johannisberg Geisenheim

 

25 Jan, 2012
Germany

Eötvös: Sonata per sei

Ultraschall Festival, Radialsystem V. (kulturradio.de)
GrauSchumacher, piano duo
Jan Schlichte, Schlagzeug
Franz Schindlbeck, Schlagzeug
Alexej Bröse, Schlagzeug
Heike Gneiting, Keyboard

14 May, 2011
London, UK

Eötvös portrait concert

BBC London

Paris-Dakar
Octet Plus
Derwischtanz
Sonata per sei
Psalm 151
Guildhall Ensemble, cond. Richard Baker

zeroPoints
Psychokosmos (Miklos Lukács, cimbalom)
Levitation (Richard Hosford, John Bradbury clarinets)
IMA (BBCSC + BBC Singers)
BBC Symphony Orchestra, cond. Peter Eötvös

Films:
"The Seventh Door" - portrait film
"Three sisters" - opera film

Barbican Center

14 Aug, 2010
Aspen, USA

Eötvös: Sonata per sei

Aspen Music Festival
Haas, Sloan, A.Perry, Stubbs

Harris Concert Hall

22 Mar, 2010
Budapest, Hungary

Eötvös: Sonata per sei

Budapest Spring Festival - Bartók Radio
UMZE Chamber Ensemble
Cond: Peter Eötvös

9 Mar, 2010
Los Angeles, USA

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

Green Umbrella Festival
Conductor: Gregory Vajda

21 Nov, 2009
Cologne, Germany

Eötvös: Sonata per sei

WDR Cologne
Schlagquartet Köln
Andreas Grau, Götz Schumacher piano duo,
Paolo Alvares

27 Oct, 2009
Madrid, Spain

Eötvös: Octet plus, Kosmos, Natasha, Sonata per sei

Plural Ensemble, Madrid

Cond: Jean-Philippe Wurtz

26 Oct, 2009
Madrid, Spain

Eötvös: Octet plus, Kosmos, Natasha, Sonata per sei

Plural Ensemble, Madrid

Cond: Jean-Philippe Wurtz

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

21 Mar, 2009
Caen, France

Eötvös: Cadenza, Octet Plus, Natasha, Sonata per sei

Ensemble Linea

Cond: Jean-Philippe Wurtz

3 Dec, 2008
Brussels, Belgium

Eötvös: Sonata per sei

Koninklijk Conservatorium Brussel
Conductor: Bart Bouckaert

2 Apr, 2008
Frankfurt, Germany

Eötvös: Octet, Sonata per sei

First performance

Eötvös: Sonata per sei
Eötvös: Octet
J. Harvey: Sprechgesang
van der Aa: Here

Cond: Peter Eötvös
Ensemble Modern

9 Jun, 2007
Ojai (California), USA

Eötvös: Sonata per sei (U.S. premiere)

Ojai Festival

Cond: Peter Eötvös
Pierre-Laurent Aimard, Tamara Stefanovich, piano
Jan Williams, percussion

8 Jun, 2007
Ojai (California), USA

Eötvös: Sonata per sei (U.S. premiere)

Ojai Festival

Cond: Peter Eötvös
Pierre-Laurent Aimard, Tamara Stefanovich, piano
Jan Williams, percussion

19 Jul, 2006
Szombathely, Hungary

Eötvös: Sonata per sei

Bartók Festival

Details

Genre:
Duration:
18 minutes
Date:
2006

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
Sonata per sei
Ensemble
18'00000 0000 320 00000e-piano

2 pianos, 3 percussion, 1 e-piano (Commercial e-piano’s sound should be like demo samples 1-2-3 or use masterkeyboard with KONTAKT PRG 1-2-3)

 

Instrument photos:

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Technical information

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The sound material is available for download

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Further information

Für das 125. Geburtsjahr von Béla Bartók habe ich ein Klavierkonzert komponiert, in dem ich einige Ideen und Denkmethoden Bartóks weitergeführt habe, vor allem seine “Vorliebe” für parallele Läufe in Oktaven, Sexten oder anderen Intervallen in den Klavierkonzerten.

Ausgehend von meinem Klavierkonzert habe ich noch zwei weitere Versionen ausgearbeitet. Die erste Version CAP-KO, für akustisches und digitales Klavier, betrachte ich als eine zukunftsorientierte Klaviertechnik, bei der mit Hilfe einer Computertransposition Intervalle parallel zu den gespielten Tönen automatisch hinzugefügt werden.

Die SONATA PER SEI ist für folgende kammermusikalische Besetzung geschrieben: zwei Klaviere, ein Sampler-Keyboard und drei Schlagzeuger.

Die SONATA PER SEI lässt sich gut mit z.B. Bartóks “Sonate für 2 Klaviere und Schlagzeug” oder Boulez’ “Sur Incises” zu einem Programm zusammenstellen.

Die dritte Version, KONZERT FÜR 2 KLAVIERE, ist für zwei akustische Flügel und Orchester in der traditionellen Konzertform komponiert.

/Peter Eötvös – 2007/

Sound

Recordings

Video

Ensemble Linea
Jean-Philippe Wurtz, conductor

Reto Staub, piano
Maxime Springer, piano
Elmar Schrammel, keyboard
Oliver Maurel, percussion
Ewelyna Kulakowska, percussion
Guillaume Guéguan, percussion

Caen, 21 March 2009

Israel Contemporary Players

Zsolt Nagy, conductor

, piano
, piano
Na’Aman Wagner, keyboard
Tom Bezalel, percussion
Lev Loftus, percussion
Oron Schwartz, percussion