composer

Schat, Peter

Peter Schat is one of the most colourful and widely-known Dutch composers of the 20th century. He was born in Utrecht, the son of a Protestant baker, and knew from ...

related works

Anathema : (opus 19), for piano, (1969) / Peter Schat

Genre: Chamber music
Subgenre: Piano
Instruments: pf

Ordre : pour orchestre / Jan van Dijk

Genre: Orchestra
Subgenre: Orchestra
Instruments: 2222 sax-a 2110 perc pf4h str

Nederlandse dansen : voor orkest, (1957) / Henk Badings

Genre: Orchestra
Subgenre: Orchestra
Instruments: 2222 4230 timp 2perc str

Ouverture : (de 4 temperamenten), voor orkest, opus 5, 1982, (revisie 1983) / Marc van Delft

Genre: Orchestra
Subgenre: Orchestra
Instruments: 3333 4331 timp 5perc 2hp pf cel str

 

composition

Symphony II : (opus 30), for orchestra, (1983) / Peter Schat

Publisher: Amsterdam: Donemus, 1984
Publisher's number: 06630
Genre: Orchestra
Subgenre: Orchestra
Instruments: pic 2fl fl(fl-a) 3ob eh 3cl cl-b 4sax 4h 3trp 3trb 2tb 5perc 2hp str
Remarks: Versie 1984. - In opdracht van de Nederlandse regering en het Fonds voor de Scheppende Toonkunst. - Geschreven voor het Rotterdams Philharmonisch Orkest. - Opgedragen aan de stad Rotterdam. - Cop. 1983. - Tijdsduur: ca. 35'
Duration: 35'00"
Status: not yet digitized (expected delivery time 14 days)

Contains:
Adagio molto, con gran espressione
Allegro
Agitato-Adagio con passione
Moderato-Presto misterioso
Description:
Program note (English): [Première: 13-11-1983 - Concertgebouw Amsterdam - Concertgebouworkest, Bernard Haitink, conducting] - The Symphony no. 2 originated between November 1981 and March 1983 (in 1984, the order of the movements was modified). It is a sketch of the opera Symposion on a text by Gerrit Komrij. In this opera Tsjaikovsky's death is set against Symposion, Plato's dialogue on love. I have used parts of this symphony in the opera, not literally as it is here, but thematically. The first adagio contains a citation from Tsjaikovsky's sixth symphony and occurs in the funeral scene. It is in fact a lament on the death of a loved one, but is also a tribute. In the opera this is one of the last scenes. The second part, allegro con molto sentimento, is about the Czar, about power, false luxury and the agitation at the court. The third part, adagio con molto sentimento, is Agathons' song (alias Vladimir in Symposion), the young successful tragedy writer who eloquently praises the god of love. (In
Symposion the scene ends in an enormous oration, in which everyone bursts out in applause). The last part in the symphony, presto, is a ballet in the opera, which the protagonist Peter Iljitsj presents to his dear cousin Vladimir. That ballet represents the Vision of Aristophanes, the comical writer in Symposion, concerning primitive man who rebels against the heavens. These are double people; they have four arms and four legs. They spin like acrobats through the world, in an uprising against the heavens. They are not tolerated by the gods, because then there is no one left to serve and praise. Therefore they chop them in half; something that clearly can be heard in the music: splitting. And then they go of in search of their other half, to whom they clasp so violently that they no longer work. Then the gods invent sex, so that they can satisfy each other. And afterwards they must get to work...! - PETER SCHAT

Interest
Do you have interest in buying the sheet music of this work? Please let us know so we can digitize this work with priority without any obligation of you.
Name
Email