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Et in Arcadia Ego (1997)
Streichquartett Nr. 2

  Chamber music - Ensembles
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  for string quartet
work list 72-97-HW

completed 05/14/1997

instruments string quartet

duration 16'

world premiere 07/19/1997
Farandole-quartet
Pescocostanzo (Italy), "Moto Perpetuo"-Festival, Auditorium Comunale S. Nicola

special re-tuning, knocking sounds (both at the end of the piece)

dedicated Peter Ruzicka

soundcarrier Et in Arcadia Ego


publication www.sikorski.de

texts

... "und in Arkadien ich" ist ein Satz der einem oft beim Studium von Renaissance-Gemälden ins Auge fällt. In der symbolgeladenen Kunstsprache dieser Epoche wurde dieser Satz als eine Art "memento mori" gebraucht, also "auch in Arkadien existiere ich (der Tod)". Eine der berühmtesten ... [more]

[ 05.07.1997 (dt. Übersetzung 02.02.1999) ]
Et in Arcadia Ego short english text

Et in Arcadia Ego
...“and in Arcadia I“ is a sentence which has fascinated scholars for a long time. In renaissance symbolism it is supposed to mean „and also in Arcadia, death exists“, a sort of „memento mori“. It famously appears on a picture by the french painter Nicolas Poussin, „The shep... [more]

[ 21.10.2003 ]


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