Duett für Eine

by Uljas Pulkkis

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Uljas Pulkkis

Duett für Eine

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Description

Duett für Eine (A Duet for One) is a work for 11 performers and alto solo. Both texts Von der Schönheit and Das Trinklied vom Jammer der Erde are used simultaneously in one movement. While soloist is singing one poem, other is heard in the background as whispers. References to a mahlerian late-romantic music is heard in the solo part, but the surrounding harmonies are something else; above the tonal structure traditional triads are expanded to a high pile of natural overtones. All this produces a strange-sounding combination, where traditon meets avantgarde.

© Uljas Pulkkis, 7/1999


Instrumentation

solo alto+flute, clarinet, bassoon, horn, trombone, percussion (1 player), 2 violins, viola, cello and double bass


Category

Vocal and Choral Works


Prizes

3rd prize in the International Gustav Mahler Competition 1999


Premiere

Janus Ensemble Wien, Klagenfurt (Austria), July 29, 1999


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