Two monologues

for bariton and orchestra

Description

First performance: February 1999 Frankfurt
Conductor: Peter Eötvös
SWF Symph. Orch.
Wojtek Drabowicz, bariton

 

 

With my self-invented language “Strabel” I entered an intoxicatingly beautiful and strange world as a toddler.

Foreign languages ​​have retained their „unreal” characteristics in my life. I hear them rather as musical-gestural processes. The real content of the words is a mental translation process, then it flows very slowly down the tongue into your guts, the nest of your mother tongue.

It was a particular pleasure for me to compose my first opera “Three Sisters” (based on Chekhov’s drama) in Russian. I have always admired the expressive consonants of this language, the vowels that are created for singing, and the slightly dancing intonation which virtually generates the rhythm basically naturally.

The two dramatic male characters in Chekhov’s play, Tusenbach and Andrey, spoke to me from a distance of a hundred years, yet they sounded so near, so clear, so magical and so closely related to me.

/Peter Eötvös/

 

Performances

29 Apr, 2011
Budapest, Hungary

Eötvös: Two Monologues

Concerto Budapest
Cond: András Keller

25 Feb, 2005
Hamburg, Germany

Eötvös: Two Monologues, Psychokosmos

NDR Sinfonieorchester und Chor

Two Monologues (Gregor Dalal)
Psychokosmos (Luigi Gaggero)
Furrer: Dort ist das Meer
Bartók: Mandarin complete

Cond: Péter Eötvös

30 Nov, 2000
Zagreb, Croatia

Eötvös: Two monologues

Radio Orchestra
cond. Niksa Bareza
barytone: Mark Holland

 

21 Feb, 1999
Frankfurt, Germany

Eötvös: Two monologues

First performance
SWF Symph. Orch., Freiburg
Wojtek Drabowicz -bariton
cond.: Peter Eötvös

 

Details

Genre:
Duration:
15 minutes
Date:
1998

Publisher information

Edition Ricordi München – performing material on hire (Sy 3415)

https://www.ricordi.com/en-US/Composers/E/Eotvos-Peter.aspx

Orchestration     

TITLE Dur. Soloists & choir fl ob cl bcl bn   hn tpt tbn tba   perc pf hp   vn1 vn2 va vc db Other Tech
Two monologues
Concerto
15'bar22202 2221 201 141210108

2.2.2.2./2.2.2.1./2 perc./1 harp/strings

Sound

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