Tanz für zwei (=Dance for two), Op. 14



Uploaded on Nov 8, 2015

Tanz für zwei, for small ensemble, live electronics, Wagnerian soprano, Kavalierbariton and lyric basso profundo soloists

An attempt at bringing polystylism to a higher level by putting a larger number of styles together so that basically it would be impossible to recognize each individual style, but at the same time having the dramaturgy as in the polystylism of Schnittke's and Bernstein's.

The title is the German transliteration of the French "pas de deux". To cut a long story short, the piece is the play of doubling, grouping and splendid isolation: each instrument finds a partner in the piece, which will be another instrument, but then there will be an isolated instrument sometimes, being himself and standing alone, ignoring what is happening around him. Lonely, but original. There is a story behind the title, but it shall take time for me to explain.

This is my first piece to add in structure, after my friends criticised my third symphony of lacking in form. The first movement is in ABACBADBAEBCADABFEBAC form.
The second movement is still in plan.

chamber program music polystylism hyperpolystylism pas de deux

Pages 33
Duration 03:03
Measures 94
Key signature natural
Parts 19
Part names Piccolo, Recorder, Clarinet, Bassoon, Soprano Saxophone, Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone, Timpani, Percussion(2), Synthesizer(4), Violin, Viola, Cello, Guitar
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