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Vocalise et Fureur (version for viola and guitar)

version forvViola and guitar

Vocalise et fureur (1998) (8′) 
viola and guitar (also version for guitar duo)
Premiere 1998 Summercamp Music Academy Rostock Ulrike Koch, viola Wulfin Lieske, guitar

The two-movement work is a tribute to Olivier Messiaen. In the first part an unending melody develops from diatonic fragments in the viola part, accompanied by an ostinato-like six-part chord in staccato. The harmony reflects the melody. The second movement is a motoric ‘perpetuum mobile’. The canonically dovetailed chord figurations are developed from the melody in the first movement. Polyrhythmic superimpositions and permissive sforzati evoke an oppressively tense mood.

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