Escher, Rudolf

Rudolf Escher was a composer who wrote for the ear, rather than to conform to some extra-musical principle. He composed a relatively small oeuvre of orchestral pieces, chamber music and ...

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Monologue for flute : (1969) / Rudolf Escher

Publisher: Amsterdam: Donemus, [1977]
Publisher's number: 01267
Genre: Chamber music
Subgenre: Flute
Scoring: fl
Remarks: Met biografie. - In opdracht van de Nederlandse Regering. - Opgedragen aan Frans Vester. - Cop. 1970. - Tijdsduur: ca. 9'
Duration: 9'00"
Number of players: 1
Year of composition: 1969
Status: fully digitized (real-time delivery)

Program note (English): The Monologue for flute is closely related to the Quintetto a fiati, composed two years previously. The two works are so connected that the Monologue can be seen as a reduced variation of the Quintetto with one voice and two sections. When composing the Quintetto, much of the basis melodic material was left unused, so that later more compositions could be made. The Monologue for flute is one of these pieces. A similar structural relationship between the two pieces and the musical 'effect' is clearly audible when both works are performed (successively) during one concert. However, this is not a requirement. The melodic argument, from which the Monologue exists, is meant to be an independent musical account in two short chapters: the first slow section, the second section characterized by a fast movement. Dominant in both sections are certain melodic and rhythmical patterns, not in the form of themes and their repetition (the Monologue is, just as the Quintetto a fiati
a-thematic), but in form of a melodic working resulting from a continual varying and regrouping of shorter melodic units. - RUDOLF ESCHER

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