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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Views Read Edit View history. In his note to accompany the piecehe describes this experience: We start out with an answering Vorsatzfollowed by a questioning Nachsatz. Our website uses cookies to give you the best possible experience.

Retrieved 11 January Schnee explores the idea that our perception of nearly identical patterns causes the imagination to project new forms by itself Lustig spielend, aber nicht zu lustig, immer ein bisschen melancholish three woodwinds and piano Intermezzo 1. abrahamssn

The nine instruments are divided into two groups: Schnes manipulating the listener’s sense of proximity to the sound, Abrahamsen creates a spacial interplay that is far more powerful live than on a recording. Continue using the site as normal or read our Privacy Policy. In the middle is the percussion. Retrieved 23 October Einfach und kindlich violin, viola, two pianos, piccolo, clarinetto Canon 5b inversus.

And where the first one does not include the space, the second schnwe does, as well as containing more canonical traces.


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. Lustig spielend, aber nicht zu lustig, immer ein bisschen melancholish tutti Canon 3a.

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We start out with an answering Vorsatz, followed by a questioning Nachsatz. Hans Abrahamsen Composer Recherche Ensemble. Schnee has also received attention for its construction from both arch-shaped and straight-line processes that unfold over the work’s duration, and for innovative details such as its inline, composed retuning intervals [4].

Composition Artist Credits Schnee 10 canons. Twelve-tone and serial composers.

Now the question and then the answer. It is a sequence of aural images of snow, in some cases onomatopoeic the swish of brushing off a wooden deck, the soft ease-crunch of steps through a fresh snowfall but more often poetic. hzns

Schnee – Ten Canons For 9 Instruments (score)

Whether you want to see what we think of today’s latest releases or discover what our critics thought of your favourite recordings from the past, you will find it all in our full-searchable Reviews Database. The two canons are identical like a painting in two versions, but with different colors.

Review by Andrew Clements, 19 June “. Die Welt in German. What is a Vorsatz [antecedent phrase]? If you are a library, university or other organisation that would be interested in an institutional subscription to Gramophone please click here for further information.


Abrahamsen is considered to have been part of a trend called the abrahsmsen 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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Review by Andrew Clements, 1 May “. And what is a Nachsatz [consequent phrase]? Retrieved from ” https: Retrieved 8 February The guideline or rule for the canons is very simple: Depending on the perspective on these canons, the music and its time can stand still or move either backwards or forwards. What is a Vorsatz?

Hans Abrahamsen

His style soon altered and developed, at first through a personal dialogue with Romanticism audible in works such as the orchestral Nacht und Trompeten -“Night and Trumpets”,and later—after a hiatus of around a decade in which he composed little and released nothing—into something entirely personal, combining a modernist stringency and economy into a larger individual abrwhamsen universe.

Einfach und kindlich violin, viola, two pianos, piccolo, clarinetto. Schnee grew out of his transcribing of Bach canons: