11 short scenes in three movements
for 2 violins and orchestra
Swiss Composers Series
1. Worlds Apart 1. Worlds Apart
3. Magnets 3. Magnets
4. Binary Stars 4. Binary Stars
5. Let's Get Drunk Together 5. Let's Get Drunk Together
9. Battleships 9. Battleships
10. Partners In Crime 10. Partners In Crime
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This double concerto for two violins and orchestra is dedicated to the most diverse aspects of togetherness in eleven miniatures. Humorous, thoroughly extra-musically motivated modes of relationship effortlessly lead the musical material into border areas of technique and expression.
Both soloists are assigned a percussionist as a second, who also moves with them through the space (of the staged piece). The choice of percussion instruments emphasizes the respective character of the very different solo violin parts.
The orchestra is sometimes a resonating space, sometimes a screen, sometimes a commentator and sometimes a motor.
In "horsing around" there is a great duo cadenza and then fragments of folk music from three countries (Finland, Moldavia and Switzerland) follow each other and overlap in a daring quodlibet - this too is a tribute to the soloists Patricia Kopatchinskaya and Pekka Kuusiisto.
- 188.8.131.52.-184.108.40.206. - percussion (5) - strings
- 1. Worlds Apart (2')
2. Quarks (2')
3. Magnets (3')
4. Binary Stars (7')
5. Let’s get Drunk Together (4')
6. Tête à tête (3')
7. In The Eye of The Beholder (2')
8. Paralell Parking (4')
9. Battelships (5')
10. Partners in Crime (2')
11. Horsing Around (6')
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