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Peter Ruzicka's AULODIE Premiere in Salzau

Peter Ruzicka's oboe concerto AULODIE will receive its world premiere on 5 August 2011 at the Landeskulturzentrum Salzau during the course of the Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival.

The oboist Albrecht Mayer, together with the SHMF Orchestra, will present the work at Gut Salzau. The work was commissioned by the Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival and composed in 2011.

The composer has supplied the following comments on the composition of his oboe concerto:
"My oboe concerto AULODIE, composed in 2011, is made up of seven scenes merging into each other of various densities, durations and instrumental balance. The sound formation accompanying the solo instrument consists of 20 strings, 3 percussionists, harp, piano and celesta. All seven scenes begin with an identical musical shape. This opens up the space for 'sound discourses' which only seem to receive the impulse for their continuation whilst they are actually sounding.
'Aulos’ was an ancient Greek instrument that was played at special occasions: as a pugnacious working song, mourning song, wedding music, dance of weapons or at satyr plays that could end up in a wild frenzy. In AULODIE, too, emotional borderline situations determine the seven scenes of the composition. In so doing, the music often seems to pause, listening to itself in retrospect, pointing out events that have sounded previously. AULODIE is perhaps the work of mine that is most 'like a novel.'"

5 August 2011
SHMF-Festival, Konzertscheune, 8 PM
World premiere: Peter Ruzicka
AULODIE fo oboe and chamber orchestra
Albrecht Mayer (oboe)
Direction: Peter Ruzicka

Follow-up performances:
6 August 2011 (Berlin, Konzerthaus); 7 August 2011 (Hamburg, Rolf-Liebermann-Studio)


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