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Seven

(Memorial for the Columbia Astronauts)
for violin and orchestra
violin and orchestra
Product number: LS 5144-01
Edition: Performance material

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The Columbia disaster on 1 February 2003 was a dramatic incident which moved me very deeply. Especially the television image of an empty astronaut's helmet which had been found intact in a field among numerous pieces of debris symbolized to me the tragedy of this disaster that claimed the lives of seven people shortly before the return of the space shuttle to Earth. For a long time, I had thought of writing a violin concerto. Against the background of the tragic events concerning the 28th Space Shuttle Mission, I took up this idea again; the violin concerto as a musical dialogue between soloist and orchestra seemed to me particularly suited to lend musical shape to the memory of the killed astronauts. Each of the seven astronauts has been given a personal dedication cadence. Even the representation of their characters is reflected in the composition, for example by reminiscences of the musical cultures of Kalpana Chawla, the India-born American female astronaut, and of Ilan Ramon, the first Israeli in space. The number 7 determines the musical and rhythmic structure of the work, describing at the same time the basic principle of the composition: 49 musicians are divided into 7 groups, apart from the solo violin there are 6 further violins arranged in the hall. They are like seven satellites or souls sounding and hovering in space. The violin concerto Seven is a very personal monologue and the musical expression of my sympathy towards the seven astronauts who lost their lives while exploring space in fulfilment of a fundamental dream of mankind. Peter Eötvös

Orchestral Cast

3 (1. auch Altfl., 2./3. auch Picc.) · 3 · 3 · Bassklar. · Altsax. (auch Baritonsax.) · 3 - 2 · 2 · 2 · 1 – S. (I: Crot. · Gongs · Röhren [Amboss] · Röhrengl. · Nietenbeck. · chin. Beck. · "Dome"-Beck. · Tamt. · Trgl. · Sprungfeder; II: Vibr. · Gongs · Glsp. · Röhrengl. · Beck. · "Dome"-Beck. · Tamt. · Crot. · Sistrum · Sprungfeder; III: Vibr. · Gongs · Glsp. · Röhrengl. · Beck. · "Dome"-Beck. · Crot. · Röhren [Amboss] · Glsp. · Sprungfeder; IV: Crot. · Gongs · Röhrengl. · Nietenbeck. · chin. Beck. · "Dome"-Beck. · Tamt. · Sistrum · Röhren [Amboss] · Trgl. · Sprungfeder) (4 Spieler) - E-Git. · Hfe. · Keyboard-Sampler* - Str. (6 · 0 · 5 · 5 · 4)
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Content

Part I (Cadenza with Accompaniment: first cadenza [for Husband and McCool] · second cadenza [for Anderson] · third cadenza [for Clarc and Brown] · fourth cadenza [for Chawla and Ramon]) - Part II

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Title:
Seven
(Memorial for the Columbia Astronauts)
for violin and orchestra
Edition:
Performance material
Awards:
Oct 11, 2008
Prix de Composition Musicale der Fondation Prince Pierre de Monaco

Prix de Composition Musicale der Fondation Prince Pierre de Monaco

Publisher/Label:
Schott Music
Year of composition:
2006 (2007)
Duration:
N ′
World Premiere:
September 6, 2007 Luzern, Konzertsaal (CH) Lucerne Festival 2007 · Akiko Suwanai, Violine · Conductor: Pierre Boulez · Lucerne Festival Academy Orchestra
Commissioned work :
Auftragswerk der Lucerne Festival Academy und des NHK Symphony Orchestra Tokyo
Series:

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Product number:
LS 5144-01
Delivery rights:
Worldwide

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  • Seven
    Seven
    Conductor: Dennis Russell Davies; Peter Eötvös
    Orchestra: Filharmonie Brno Philharmonic
    October 16, 2019 | Brno (Czech Republic) , Besední dům
  • Seven
    Seven
    Conductor: Francois-Xavier Roth
    Orchestra: Cleveland Orchestra
    March 2, 2019 | Cleveland, OH (United States of America) , Severance Hall
  • Seven
    Seven
    Conductor: Francois-Xavier Roth
    Orchestra: Cleveland Orchestra
    February 28, 2019 | Cleveland, OH (United States of America) , Severance Hall
  • Seven
    Seven
    Conductor: Peter Eötvös
    Orchestra: Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden
    November 27, 2018 | Dresden (Germany) , Kulturpalast
  • Seven
    Seven
    Conductor: Golo Berg
    Orchestra: Sinfonieorchester Münster
    June 10, 2018 | Münster (Germany) , Theater
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