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In this varied song cycle Michel van der Aa sets two poems by the poet Carol Ann Duffy to music, yet also relies on the narrative power of instrumental music. The protagonists violin, double-bass, mezzo-soprano, and piano encounter each other musically and scenically in constantly new constellations. In doing so, the members of the heterogeneous quartet are not just performers to the composer: The music comes through to a modern inwardness, sometimes vigorous and rough, sometimes lost in contemplation. The unusual allocation of roles and the incessant individuality of the ‘voices’ make For the time being a border-crossing work.

Christianne Stotijn, Rosanne Philippens, Hans Eijsackers, Rick Stotijn

Instrumentation

for mezzo-soprano, violin, piano, and double bass
2017

mezzo-soprano
violin
double bass
piano

Details

Duration

15′

Publisher

Boosey & Hawkes

Performances

Last performance


3 November 2019

For the time being

Bernadeta Astari, mezzo-soprano. Heleen Hulst, violin. Gerard Bouwhuis, piano. Dario Calderone, double bass
November Music

13:30 hrs, Babel, Den Bosch, Netherlands

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