Arthur F. Becker (od. Buhr?)

Year of composition
2009
Scored for
for 2 vocal quartets, bass solo, clarinet, percussion and violoncello
Composer
Georg Friedrich Haas
Text source
Konsonanten und Vokale
Soloists
bass
Instrumentation
cl(A), perc, vc, S(2), A(2), T(2), B(2)
Instrumentation details

1st soprano
2nd soprano
1st alto
2nd alto
1st tenor
2nd tenor
1st bass
2nd bass
clarinet in A
percussion(1)
violoncello

Commissioned by

Auftragswerk von KlangForum Heidelberg e.V.

Duration
9′
Dedication
der Sammlung Prinzhorn gewidmet

World Premiere

Location: Heidelberg / Germany
Date: 22.10.2010
Choir
SCHOLA Heidelberg
Conductor: Walter Nußbaum
Main soloists: ensemble aisthesis
Remarks
Auftraggeber: KlangForum Heidelberg e.V. Veranstalter: KlangForum Heidelberg e.V.

Work introduction

Arthur F. Becker (od. Buhr?) was commissioned by the Prinzhorn foundation. Hans Prinzhorn collected drawings by mentally ill patients at the Psychiatric University Clinic in Heidelberg up to the year 1921. Georg Friedrich Haas’ work refers to a sketch by the patient Arthur F. Becker; a sketch with an intricate, dense web of intertwined lines depicting a landscape. The threatening feeling, however, is created by the blank areas of the sketch.

Ensembles that have played this work

Österreichisches Ensemble für Neue Musik
ensemble aisthesis

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