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Skorpion (Scorpion) - Countertenor, Clarinet, Cello & Accordion

Price: $39.60

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Even after its completion, I cannot let go of the final lines of the Scorpio human from my Babylon opera: he kills the illusion in itself (symbolically the scorpion points his sting at himself), and then in his higher form, the eagle, is born again; engraving, knowledge, metamorphosis, flight.

In compressed form I wanted to compose this situation and these lines again, but completely different: instead of for large orchestra, now for countertenor and three instruments, with completely different material and gesture vocabulary.

- Jörg Widmann, in January 2013

Premiered 2013, Duration: 7 minutes, includes score and parts

Table of Contents:

Publisher: Schott
Composer/Author: Widmann, Jorg
Catalog Number: ED21815