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Royal Winter Music

First Sonata on Shakespearean Characters
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Description

My idea of developing music from Richard of Gloucester's monologue 'Now is the winter of our discontent', and of generating more music from that material, was conceived during the 1960s. Ten years later it took a more concrete form, when Julian Bream suggested to me that I should write a substanial new guitar work for him. More time went by, and only having finished 'We Come to the River' could I begin to realise our plan. Then began a collaboration with the instrumentalist that went through various phases, from which I gained a more profound knowledge of the technicalities and of the sound-world of the guitar. I would even go so far as to say that this collaboration gave me a new concept of how to write for an instrument with a rich tradition. The guitar is a 'knowing' or 'knowledgeable' instrument, with many limitations but also many unexplored spaces and depths within these limits. It possesses a richness of sound capable of embracing everything one might find in a gigantic contemporary orchestra; but one has to start from silence in order to notice this: one has to pause, and completely exclude noise.
The dramatis personae of this piece enter through the sound of the guitar as if it were curtain. Through masks, voices and gestures, they speak to us of great passion, of tenderness, sadness and comedy: strange events in people's lives. Into this, the whispering voices of spirits are mingled. The epilogue is spoken by Oberon, pacified and reconciled, as though Nature had been subjected to Man.
- Hans Werner Henze

Content

I Gloucester
II Romeo and Juliet
III Ariel
IV Ophelia
V Touchstone, Audrey and William
VI Oberon

More Information

Title:
Royal Winter Music
First Sonata on Shakespearean Characters
for solo guitar
edited by Julian Bream
Level of difficulty:
difficult
Publisher/Label:
Schott Music
Year of composition:
1975 - 1976
Duration:
25 ′
World Premiere:
September 20, 1976 · Berlin (D)
Berliner Festwochen 1976
Julian Bream, Gitarre

Series:
Title:
Royal Winter Music
First Sonata on Shakespearean Characters
for solo guitar
edited by Julian Bream
Level of difficulty:
difficult
Publisher/Label:
Schott Music
Year of composition:
1975 - 1976
Duration:
25 ′
World Premiere:
September 20, 1976 · Berlin (D)
Berliner Festwochen 1976
Julian Bream, Gitarre

Series:
Title:
Royal Winter Music
First Sonata on Shakespearean Characters
for solo guitar
edited by Julian Bream
Level of difficulty:
difficult
Publisher/Label:
Schott Music
Year of composition:
1975 - 1976
Duration:
25 ′
World Premiere:
September 20, 1976 · Berlin (D)
Berliner Festwochen 1976
Julian Bream, Gitarre

Series:

Technical Details

Product number:
GA 467
ISMN13:
979-0-001-09716-1
Product number:
GA 467
ISMN13:
979-0-001-09716-1
Weight:
0,17 kg
Pages:
35
Format:
23.1cm x 30.3cm
Binding:
Saddle-wire stitching
Product number:
GA 467 Q4978
ISMN13:
979-0-001-09716-1
Pages:
36
File format:
(PDF / 2,20 MB)

Performances

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  • Royal Winter Music
    Festival Internacional de Arte e Cultura José Luiz Kinceler
    February 12, 2020 | Florianópolis (Brazil)
  • Royal Winter Music
    February 5, 2020 | Wien (Austria) , Alte Schmiede
  • Royal Winter Music
    Tage neuer Gitarrenmusik 2016
    June 3, 2016 | Trossingen (Germany) , Staatliche Hochschule für Musik
  • Royal Winter Music
    HENZE-Festival Münster 2011
    July 2, 2011 | Münster (Germany) , Städtische Bühnen, Kleines Haus
  • Royal Winter Music
    RUHR.2010 - Kulturhauptstadt Europas - "Das Henze-Projekt. Neue Musik für eine Metropole"
    December 4, 2010 | Holzwickede (Germany) , Emscherquellhof
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