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Kroupová, Oľga: Eo ipso 

 

 

Basic information

  • Title: 
    Eo ipso
  • Subtitle: 
    for solo guitar and orchestra
  • Composer: 
  • Duration (in minutes): 
    21
  • Year of composition: 
    2011
  • First performance (year): 
    2017
  • First performance (venue): 
    Bratislava, Melos-Ethos Festival
  • First performance (performers): 
    Ondrej Vesely, Slovak State Philharmonic Košice, Marián Lejava
  • Publisher: 
  • Solo Voice(s)/Instrument(s): 
  • Conductor: 
    Obligatory
 

Notes

  • Program notes: 

    As the title of the composition evokes, (Eo ipso- by, or from, the thing itself), the secret of the story is being revealed by listener only gradually, because its complexity had been hidden for a long time before the music appeared. It is the essence of me by which I speak to those who listen. What I am saying can be understood only in the complex of the guitar solo and the whole orchestra. They create a complementary dialogue partially consisting of seemingly different utterances whose coherence is granted by the genome of my stylistics. The entrance to the composition is not its beginning – it is an ongoing story from the very first tone. The imaginary world is marked by fight for survival of one´s own ego in the whirl of the convergent world that is tirelessly attacking the human being and thus is their inseparable part. As they try to set themselves free from the pressure that probably exceeds their abilities and limits, and it seems that it totally absorbs them, they draw their attention to a precise formulation of relatively short sentences, some sobs, or psalms by which they try to get stuck in the whirl in which they loose and later again find themselves. Something similar is possibly going on in the heart of a person calling in the desert, who experiences a furnace of the sun and light, in hope that their „self-centred I“ will go blind and thus enable God´s blessing to influence them. I speak, beg, groan, believe, and receive an answer. What the listener may hear from the dialogue is, with the attribute of beauty, an answer of the Almighty who is embedded in the mystery of music that I only borrowed. And do I also understand the music? That is the reason why I still compose. It's my kind of prayer.
    Oľga Kroupová

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Instruments

Total number of musicians: 
66
Musicians1st player2nd player
Flute
2
C
C
Oboe
2
Oboe
Oboe
Clarinet
2
B-flat
B-flat
Saxophone
2
Bassoon
2
Bassoon
Bassoon
Horn (F)
4
Trumpet
2
B-flat
B-flat
Trombone
2
Alto
Tenor
Tuba
1
MusiciansInstruments
Percussion
4
Vibraphone (F3)
Timpani
Bass Drum
Cymbals
Other
Harp
1
 
Keyboard
1
Celeste
Musicians1st player2nd player
Violin
22
Viola
8
Cello
6
Double Bass
4
4-string
4-string

 

 

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