Steine

for ensemble

Description

First performance: November 1990, Frankfurt
Ensemble Modern
Conductor: Peter Eötvös

 

This piece was written for Pierre Boulez’s sixtieth birthday; from Peter to Pierre, stone to stone.

The first half of the piece is dedicated to education. Musicians learn to listen, to respond, to invent musical elements to be able to play with each other. You learn to be responsible for your independence – something that is not common in traditional European orchestras. Here the “conductor” does not conduct but forms a trio with the two percussionists.

There is an interlude of improvisation performed by the conductor, who gives each of his strokes to those musicians who are playing with the stones.

The second half is a “real” orchestral piece based on the opening chord of Boulez’s “Don” (Pli selon pli). The cymbal player gradually takes over command from the conductor.

/Peter Eötvös – 1990/

Performances

24 Mar, 2019
Porto, Porugal

Eötvös: Joyce quartet with clarinet, Steine, Secret kiss

Conductor: Peter Eötvös
Remix Ensemble
Casa da Musica

25 Apr, 2018
Paris, France

Eötvös: Steine

Mantovani: new piece
Eötvös: Steine
Boulez: Derive II
Conductor: Peter Eötvös
Ensemble Intercontemporain

23 Mar, 2018
Seoul, South Korea

Eötvös: Steine

New Music Festival
Marc-André Dalbavie: Palimpseste pour sextuor
new Korean commission piece
Manbang Yi: Hoe-Sang
Beat Furer: still für Ensemble
Eötvös: Steine
Conductor: Peter Eötvös
Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra
Seoul Arts Center

 

22 Nov, 2014
Paris, France

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

Ensemble Intercontemporain
Conductor: Peter Eötvös

6 May, 2014
Porto, Portugal

Eötvös: da capo, Steine, Chinese Opera

da capo for cimbalom solo and ensemble
Steine, Chinese Opera
Remix Ensemble
cond.: Eötvös

29 Apr, 2014
Madrid, Spain

Eötvös: Steine, Sonata per sei

Plural Ensemble
cond.: Peter Eötvös

17 Oct, 2012
Paris, France

Eötvös: Steine

Ensemble Intercontemporain
Alejo Perez

13 Sep, 2010
Berlin, Germany

Eötvös: Steine

Berlin Festival

Berio: Naturale, Kol Od
Xenakis: N´shima
Eötvös: Steine
Pousseur: Le seconde apothéose de Rameau

Cond: Peter Eötvös
Musikfabrik

20 Mar, 2009
Caen, France

Eötvös: Levitation, Seven, Steine

Composer in residence

Orchestre de Caen
Cond: Mark Foster
Akiko Suwanai, violin

 

27 Mar, 2007
Frankfurt, Germany

Eötvös: Steine, Two poems to Polly

Musik Messe

Cond: Peter Eötvös
Ensemble Modern

26 Mar, 2007
Frankfurt, Germany

Eötvös: Steine, Two poems to Polly

Musik Messe

Cond: Peter Eötvös
Ensemble Modern

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

20 Nov, 2001
Paris, France

Eötvös: Triangel, Steine

Ensemble InterContemporain
Cond: Peter Eötvös

17 Nov, 2001
Lille, France

Eötvös: Triangel, Steine

Ensemble InterContemporain
Cond: Peter Eötvös

28 Sep, 1999
Düsseldorf, Germany

Eötvös: Chinese Opera, Psy, Steine, Windsequenzen, Psalm 151, Two poems

Chinese Opera, Psy (marimba version), Steine, Windsequenzen, Psalm 151(four players), Two poems
Musikfabrik Düsseldorf

11 Jul, 1999
Avignon, France

Eötvös: Steine

Ensemble Modern

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 Oct, 1998
Milano, Italy

Eötvös: Steine

Kurtág
Webern
Eötvös: Steine

Ensemble Modern
Cond: Péter Eötvös

27 Sep, 1998
Frankfurt, Germany

Eötvös: Steine

Ensemble Modern

6 Sep, 1998
Tokyo, Japan

Eötvös: Steine

Ensemble Modern

Cond: Péter Eötvös

Opera City

 

1 Sep, 1998
Akiyoshidai, Japan

 Eötvös: Steine

Varèse
Stockhausen
Hosokawa
Nono: Prometeo
Eötvös: Steine

Ensemble Modern

Cond: Péter Eötvös

28 Aug, 1998
Akiyoshidai, Japan

 Eötvös: Steine

Varèse
Stockhausen
Hosokawa
Nono: Prometeo
Eötvös: Steine

Ensemble Modern

Cond: Péter Eötvös

18 Mar, 1998
Lyon, France

Eötvös: Steine, Psy

Psy: marimba version
Conservatoire
by Fabrice Pierre
Ensemble Modern

 

Details

Genre:
Duration:
17 minutes
Date:
1985/1990

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
Steine
Ensemble
17'11111 2221 301 11111cel

1.1.1.bcl.1./2.2.2.1./harp/cel./3 perc./1.1.1.1.1.

Video

Steine (extrait), Ensemble Intercontemporain
Cond.: Eötvös – 2018

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