Straesser, Joep

Joep Straesser was born in Amsterdam on March 11, 1934. He died on September 22, 2004 in Loenersloot. Joep Straesser studied musicology from 1953 to 1955 at the University of Amsterdam.

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Genre: Chamber music
Subgenre: Piano
Scoring: pf

Sérénade occidentale : pour clarinette, violon et piano, 1942 / par Hugo Godron

Genre: Chamber music
Subgenre: Wind and string and key instrument(s)
Scoring: cl vl pf

Intersections V-3 : for bass clarinet, violoncello and piano, 1988 (1975) / Joep Straesser

Genre: Chamber music
Subgenre: Wind and string and key instrument(s)
Scoring: cl-b vc pf

Oriënt Express : fantasie voor saxofoon (klarinet), altviool en piano, 1982 / Peter Visser

Genre: Chamber music
Subgenre: Wind and string and key instrument(s)
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Fusion à six : symphonic music for string quartet, bass clarinet and piano, 1980 / Joep Straesser

Publisher: Amsterdam: Donemus, cop. 1980
Publisher's number: 02165
Genre: Chamber music
Subgenre: Wind and string and key instrument(s)
Scoring: cl-b 2vl vla vc pf
Remarks: Tijdsduur: ca. 9'
Duration: 8'00"
Number of players: 6
Year of composition: 1980
Status: fully digitized (real-time delivery)

Ouverture-transition one
Scherzo-transition two
Fantasia-transition three
Rondo finale
Program note (English): "Fusion à six" is a four-movement work, consisting of Overture, Scherzo, Fantasia and Rondo-Finale, each of which has its own specific character. They are self-contained pieces, in which the string quartet, bass clarinet and piano are on the same level - with the exception of the 'Fantasia' where the bass clarinet has a soloist part.
The movements are separated by transitions of a more open character, which, contrary to the four movements, are not particularly distinct one from the other. When, in viewing the work, one focuses on the transitions, they turn out to be as it were the 3 split-up parts of one and the same narrative. In them, the bass clarinet and piano form a duo opposing the strings. Since the 'Fantasia', with the bass clarinet in a prominent role, partly overlaps the third transition, two musical types melt together. So far for the structure of the piece.
Pitch material and interval structure are derived from a 'theme' of which the complete version is only heard at the beginning and at the close of the piece.
The first interval (a), a minor second, is the basic interval of the 'Overture' . The second and third intervals (b and b'), a perfect fifth and a minor sixth, determine the 'Scherzo' in that its fast runs comprise either a fifth or a minor sixth. The two cells, c and c', are the main components of the 'Fantasia'; in retrograde and in augmented motion they also form a 'motif' recurring in other parts of the work, notably in the piano part. The minor second 'a' underlies the last movement, parts of which are accelerated versions of the first movement. The transitions are mainly built on the cells c and c' - minor second and minor and major third. - JOEP STRAESSER

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