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Dzenītis, Andris: Langsam 

 

 

Basic information

  • Title: 
    Langsam
  • Duration (in minutes): 
    12
  • Year of composition: 
    2016
  • First performance (year): 
    2016
  • First performance (venue): 
    Congresshalle Saarbruecken, Germany
  • First performance (performers): 
    Deutsche Radio symphony orchestra Saarbruecken - Keiserslautern, conductor Karel Mark Chichon
  • Conductor: 
    Obligatory
 

Notes

  • Program notes: 

    Andris Dzenītis
    LANGSAM (2016)

    The slow parts of large scale pieces are the ones showing the deepest, most personal involvement of the composers, striving to conceal themselves, hide from the world, or quite on the contrary – having found beauty and hope in their own suffering, and one can encounter also pure and innocent love there as well as a kind of cosmic tranquility and fragility.

    My Langsam does not quote anything, it is my dedication to all composers, to their most imperceptible, in-depth states of mind estranged from this world at the time when they created their langsam. This is my personal slow movement. This is my distant state of mind, but for the listeners it is an intimate musical scenery, gradually and gorgeously evolving in its might, in which an essential place is taken by solo voices of instruments.

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Instruments

Total number of musicians: 
69
Musicians1st player2nd player
Flute
3
C
Piccolo
C
Oboe
3
Oboe
Oboe
Clarinet
3
B-flat
B-flat
Bassoon
3
Bassoon
Bassoon
Horn (F)
4
Trumpet
3
C
C
Trombone
3
Tenor
Tenor
Tuba
1
MusiciansInstruments
Percussion
4
5-Octave Marimba
Vibraphone (C3)
Timpani
Bass Drum
Cymbals
Tamtam
Other
Harp
1
 
Keyboard
1
Piano
Celeste
Musicians1st player2nd player
Violin
18
Viola
8
Cello
8
Double Bass
6
4-string
5-string

 

 

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