Among the leading younger figures of the s, Hans Abrahamsen largely ceased Schnee () grew out of his transcribing of Bach canons: the result is a. Program NoteHans Abrahamsen describes visualizing “pictures of music basically, music is already there” within a given concept or narrative. This might. Hans Abrahamsen, Ensemble Recherche – Schnee – Music.

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The two canons are identical like a painting in two versions, but with different colors.

scjnee For Abrahamsen this meant adopting an almost naive simplicity of expression, as in his orchestral piece Abraahamsen “Foam”, In my own work, an ongoing idea has persisted, of at somepoint writing a work consisting of a number of canonical movements that would explore this universe of time. Depending on the perspective on these canons, the music and its time can stand still or move either backwards or forwards.

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And what is a Nachsatz [consequent phrase]? Abrahamsen, H Schnee Schnee 10 canons.

How to say how? In the beginning of the 90s, I arranged some of J. We start out with an answering Vorsatz, followed by a questioning Nachsatz.

And where the first one does not include the space, the second one does, as well as containing more canonical traces. Now the question and then the answer. In Schneea few simple and fundamental musical questions are explored.


The scene is set by a pertinent note from the hxns, keen to avoid the impression that the rarefied nature of his music makes it wantonly cerebral — something with which those who give this disc the benefit of any doubt will surely agree.

The nine instruments are divided into two groups: The guideline or rule for the canons is very simple: In manipulating the listener’s sense of schnse to the sound, Abrahamsen creates a spacial interplay that is far more powerful live than on a recording.

Abrahamsen, H Schnee

Retrieved 8 February Fast immer zart und stille tutti Canon 2a. I became totally absorbed into this music and arranged them with the intention of the music being repeated many, many times, as a kind of minimal music. And when I was offered the commission for Ensemble Achnee and Wittener Tage, it felt as the right time to do this.

A sound world to which Ensemble Recherche is evidently attuned and which is vividly conveyed by this recording, in which the antiphonal placing of the ensemble violin, viola and cello to the left with flute, oboe and clarinet to abrauamsen right, each of these trios featuring a piano to the rear and separated by a central percussionist is afforded almost tangible presence.

He went on to study music theory at the Royal Danish Academy of Music. Retrieved 11 January Einfach und kindlich violin, viola, two pianos, piccolo, clarinetto.


Hans Abrahamsen

Now the question and then the answer. Schnee has also received attention for its construction from both arch-shaped and straight-line processes that unfold over the scunee duration, and for innovative details such as its inline, composed retuning intervals [4].

Abrahamsen is considered to have been part of a trend called the ” New Simplicity “, which arose in the mids as a reaction against the complexity and perceived aridity of the Central European avant-garde.

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haans The listener’s awareness fluctuates between following all the intricate processes and schnfe them go – and slipping into a pleasurable trance. In the middle is the percussion. Einfach und kindlich violin, viola, two pianos, piccolo, clarinetto Canon 5b inversus.

Left, Alone received its world premiere in Cologne in Januaryperformed by pianist Alexandre Tharaudfor whom the concerto was composed. The guideline or rule for the canons is very simple: The all-time greats Read about the artists who changed the world of classical music.