Farben des Mohns
for mezzo-soprano and ensemble (2014)
The five songs for mezzo-soprano and ensemble were composed in 2014. Fragments taken from Jakob Reichsöllner’s poem Fieberträume — «deliriums» — form the textual basis of the songs. This piece is the orchestrated version of my work “Farben des Mohns” for mezzo-soprano and piano, composed previously in 2014.
flute, bassett horn (alternatively: clarinet in Bb doubling bass clarinet), bassoon, percussion (1 player), harp, piano, violin, viola, violoncello
large tam tam, bass drum, 3 wood blocks, crotales, tubular bells, vibraphone
March 16, 2017 • Vienna, Konzerthaus • ensemble “die reihe” • Gottfried Rabl, conductor • Anna Clare Hauf, mezzo-soprano •
November 12, 2017 • Dornbirn, ORF Landesstudio Vorarlberg • ensemble plus • Christoph Renhart, conductor • Klaudia Tandl, mezzo-soprano •
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