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Stille sprache (language of silence), opus 81

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Stille sprache (language of silence), opus 81 : three songs for soprano, violin and piano / Andrew Schultz.

Also known as: Language of silence

by Andrew Schultz (2009)

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  • Instrumentation: Soprano, violin, piano.
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    Performance by Félicitas Fuchs, Qian Zhou, Bernard Lanskey from the CD Stille sprache, opus 81


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Stille Sprache (Language of Silence) is a setting of three poems from the first part of Rainer Maria Rilke's Die Sonette an Orpheus (The Sonnets of Orpheus) for soprano, violin and piano. The work was composed in Sydney for German soprano Felicitas Fuchs, French violinist Aki Saulière, and Australian pianist Bernard Lanskey who perform under the name of Ensemble Soirée. The work was composed with the assistance of an Australia Council Composer Fellowship and was completed in August 2009. Ensemble Soirée gave the work its premiere at La Loingtaine in Paris in 2010.

Published by: Australian Music Centre — 1 facsimile score (40p. -- A4 (portrait))

Difficulty: Advanced — Tertiary student level/professional

Duration: 18 mins

Contents note:

1. Da stieg ein Baum (6 min., 30 sec.) -- 2. Nur wer die Leier (6 min.) -- 3. Ein Gott vermags (5 min.)

Commissioned with funds provided by Australia Council.

First performance by Félicitas Fuchs, Aki Saulière, Bernard Lanskey at Schultz: Stille Sprache (La Loingtaine) on 18 Feb 2010

Includes text of poems in German, with English translations, program note, and biographical notes on the composer.

Setting to texts from Die sonette an Orpheus (The Sonnets of Orpheus) by Rainer Maria Rilke.

Typeset edition.

This edition produced 25 Jun 13.

ISMN: 979-0-67309-497-0

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