Eötvös, Peter

Stage works
Orchestra works
Ensemble works
Chamber music
Solo works



STAGE WORKS

Lady Sarashina (1999/2007)
Opera in nine acts
Text: libretto by Mari Mezei after "As I Crossed A Bridge of Dreams. Recollections of A Woman in the Eleventh-Century Japan". English translation by Ivan Morris.
Solos: Lady Sarashina (S.), Vocal trio: S. Ms. Bar. (partially with microphones)
2 (2 Picc. A.Fl). 1 (Eng.Hn). 3 (BCl). 2 Bn. (CBn). 1 Sax (Ssax. Asax. Barsax.) / 3 (Picc. Flghn). 2. 2 (Aps. Btr). BTbn. 1. / 2 Perc. Hp. Cel. / 6. 5. 4. 3. 2.
World Premiere: 4.3.2008, Lyon / Duration: 71’
Sy. 3738 *Score / Vx. / *Pno. / *Stud.-P.

As I Crossed A Bridge Of Dreams (1999)
Sound theatre
Text: libretto by Mari Mezei after "As I Crossed A Bridge of Dreams. Recollections of A Woman in the Eleventh-Century Japan". English translation by Ivan Morris
Solos: 4 male or female speaker (Speaker. S. Ms. Bar.), Aps. (double-bell), CTbn (double-bell)/ Sousaphon
3 Cl (BCl, D.BCl). Asax (Barsax). Sousaphon. / 3 Perc. Pno (computer-controlled, without player). / 3. 0. 2. 2. 2. (Aps, D.BTbn, Sousaphon, Spea: el. amp.)
Version with smaller instrumentation and playback available on request.  
World Premiere: 16.10.1999, Donaueschingen / Duration: 52'
Sy. 3458 *Score / Vx.

As I Crossed A Bridge Of Dreams (1999/2006)
Sound theatre
Reduction for six soloists and playback
Text: libretto by Mari Mezei after "As I Crossed A Bridge of Dreams. Recollections of A Woman in the Eleventh-Century Japan". English translation by Ivan Morris.
Solos: 1 speaker, 3 singers (Speaker. S. Ms. Bar.), Aps (double-bell), D.BTbn (double-bell)/Sousaphon
The playback is available via Peter Eötvös Composition Studio LLC (studio@eotvospeter.com).
World Premiere: 17.3.2006, Berlin / Duration: 52'
Sy. 3741 Score / Vx. / carr.

Tri Sestri (1996-97)
Text: Claus H. Henneberg and Peter Eötvös (russ., after Anton Tschechow)
German translation: Alexander Nitzberg; Hungarian translation: Ágnes Romhányi
Solos: Irina (Ct), Mascha (Ct), Olga (Ct), Natascha (Ct); Doktor (T), Rodé (T), Fedotik (T); Tusenbach (Bar), Verschinin (Bar), Andrej (Bar); Soljony (B), Anfisa (B), Kulygin (B)
1. Orch: 1 (A.Fl). 1 (Eng.Hn). 1.B.Cl (D.BCl). Bn. Ssax. / 2. 1 (Flghn). 1. 0. / 2 Perc. / Acc. E-Pno. / 1.0.1.1.1.
2. Orch: 2. 2. 2. 2. / 2. 2. 2. 1. / 2 Perc. / E-Pno. playback-CD. / 8. 8. 6. 6. 4.
Female parts can also be sung by women. 
World Premiere: 13.3.1998, Lyon / Duration: full length
Sy. 3374 *Score / Vx. / *Cla. / carr.

Harakiri (1973)   
Scene with music in Japanese for female voice, one speaker (who translates the text into the local language), two shakuhachi (or two bass clarinets) and lumberjack
Text: István Bálint
can be performed both scenic or concertante 
World Premiere: 22.9.1973, Bonn / Duration: 20'
Sy. 3225 *Score



ORCHESTRA WORKS

Two monologues (1998)
for baritone und orchestra (from "Tri Sestri")
Text: Anton Tschechow (russ. / engl. trans. Anthony Phillips)
Solo: Bar.
2 (Picc, A.Fl). 2 (Eng.Hn). 2 (BCl). 2 (CBn). / 2. 2 (Picctr). 2. 1. / Hp. 2 Perc. / 14. 12. 10. 10. 8 (5-8. D.B 5-string). or 12. 12. 10. 8. 8 (5-8. D.B 5-string).
World Premiere: 21.2.1999, Frankfurt / Duration: 14'
Sy. 3418 *Score / Vx.

Replica (1998)
for viola und orchestra
Solo: Vla.
1. A.Fl (Picc). 1. Eng.Hn. 2.B.Cl (D.BCl). Asax. 2. / 2. 2 (Flghn). 2. 1. / 2 Perc. Acc. Cel. Hp. / 8. 6. 5. 4. 3.
World Premiere: 29.3.1999, Milan / Duration: 15'
Sy. 3424 Score / *Stud.-P. / Vx.

Atlantis (1995)
for boy’s soprano, baritone, zymbalon and orchestra
Text: Sándor Weöres
Solos: boy’s soprano. Bar. Cim.
5 (4 Picc., 2 A.Fl). 5 (2 Eng.Hn). 4 (BCl).B.Cl (D.BCl). 5 (2 CBn). Ssax. Asax. Tsax. Barsax. / 6. 5 (2 Picctr.). Flghn. 3. Aps. BTbn. 1. D.B.tb. / 10 Perc (2 Timp). 2 Hp. Bass-Git. 3 Synth. 2 E-Pno. / 2. 2. 2. 2. 2.
World Premiere: 17.11.1995, Cologne / Duration: 38'
World Premiere of revised version (2010): 24.9.2010, Strasbourg / Duration: 40'
Sy. 3221 *Score / Vx.

Psychokosmos (1993)
for zymbalon und orchestra
Solo: Cim.
3 (Picc, A.Fl). 3 (Eng.Hn). 3 (BCl). 3 (CBn). / 4. 4. 4 (BTbn). 1. / Timp. 4 Perc. E-Pno. Hp. Cel. / 16. 14. 12. 10. 8. / (Cim. Hp. Cel. el. amp.)
World Premiere: 19.2.1994, Stuttgart / Duration: 17'
Sy. 3216 Score / *Stud.-P. / Vx.



ENSEMBLE WORKS (6 instruments and more)

Octet (2007)
for brasses
Fl. Cl. 2 Bn. 2 Tr. 2 Tbn.
Version for soprano: see "Octet plus"
World Premiere: 21.10.2009, Madrid / Duration: 15'
Sy. 3828 *Score / Vx.

Octet plus (2007)
for soprano and eight brasses
Text: Samuel Beckett (radio play "Aschenglut")
Solo: S.
Fl. Cl. 2 Bn. 2 Tr. 2 Tbn.
Version without soprano: see "Octet"
World Premiere: 25.9.2008, Strasbourg / Duration: 19'
Sy. 3829 *Score / Vx.

Shadows (1996)
for flute, clarinet and ensemble 
Solos: Fl. Cl.
Picc. Ob. B.Cl. D.B. Cl. Bn. / 2 Hp. Tr (Picctr). Tbn. Barsax. / Timp. Perc. Cel /
4.0.2.2.2 (Fl. Cl. Perc. Cel.  el. amp.)
World Premiere: 11.3.1996, Ludwigshafen / Duration: 15'
Sy. 3352 *Score / Vx.

Triangel (1993)
Musical actions for a creative percussionist and 27 instruments 
Solo: Perc.
2. 2. 2 (B.Cl). 2. / 2. 2. 2 (2 Tb.Tbn. or 1 Tps. 1 BTbn). 1. / 2 Perc. E-Pno. / 3. 0. 3. 2. 1.
World Premiere: 19.2.1994, Stuttgart / Duration: 35'-45'
Sy. 3212 *Score / Vx.

Brass – The Metal Space (1990)
Actions for seven brasses and two percussionists without conductor 
2 Hp. 2 Tr. 2 Tbn. Tb. 2 Perc.
World Premiere: 4.10.1990, Graz / Duration: 22'
Sy. 3336 *Score / Vx.



CHAMBER MUSIC

Two Poems to Polly (1998)
for a speaking cellist 
Text: Lady Sarashina ("As I Crossed a Bridge of Dreams", Engl. trans.: Ivan Morris)
World Premiere: 28.9.1999, Düsseldorf / Duration: 5'
Sy. 3375 *Score

Psy (1996)
1st.Version for harp, alto flute/piccolo and viola
World Premiere: 15.11.2002, Badenweiler / Duration: 9'
Sy. 3274 *Score / *Vx.

2nd.  Version for harp, alto flute/piccolo and violoncello
Duration: 9'
Sy. 3970 *Score / *Vx.

3rd. Version for zymbalon (or marimba or piano or koto), alto flute/piccolo and violoncello 
World Premiere: 10.6.1997, Mönchengladbach / Duration: 9'
Sy. 3347 *Score / *Vx.

Natascha-Trio (1996/2006)
for countertenor (or soprano), clarinet, violin and piano
Text: according to Anton Tschechow
World Premiere: 1.6.2006, Schwetzingen / Duration: 4'
Sy. 3737 *Score / *Vx.

Zwei Promenaden (1993/2001)
masculine / feminine (from "Triangel")
for two percussionists, keyboard and tuba 
Duration: 7'
Sy. 3521 *Score

Psalm 151 (1993)
In memoriam Frank Zappa
for percussion solo or four percussionists
Perc. or 4 Perc.
World Premiere: 19.2.1994, Stuttgart / Duration: 17'
Sy. 3211 *Score

Korrespondenz (1992)
scenes for string quartet
World Premiere: 3.7.1993, Wotersen / Duration: 16'
Sy. 3186 *Score

"Now, Miss!" (1972)
Klangspiel for violin, synthesizer and stereo tape (sound of the sea)
Text: Samuel Beckett (radio play "Aschenglut")
World Premiere: 15.8.1972, Öldorf / Duration: 19'
Sy. 3206 Score / carr.



SOLO WORKS

New Psalm (2013)
for percussion
Sy. 4382

Cadenza (from "Shadows") (2008)
for flute solo
World Premiere: 23.8.2008, Cologne / Duration: 10'
Sy. 3919 *Score

Derwischtanz (1993/2001)
for clarinet solo or three clarinet (from "Triangel")
3 Cl. or 1 Cl.
World Premiere: 2002, Budapest / Duration: 3'
Sy. 3533 *Score

Thunder (1993)
solo for bass timpani (from "Triangel")
World Premiere: 17.9.1994, Kyoto / Duration: 7'
Sy. 3425 Score


Works by Peter Eötvös have also been published by:

Editio Musica Budapest

Durand - Salabert - Eschig

Schott

*Jan 2, 1944

Composer, conductor and teacher: the Hungarian Peter Eötvös combines all three functions in one very high-profile career. He was born in Transsylvania, received diplomas from Budapest Academy of Music (composition) and Hochschule für Musik in Cologne (conducting). Between 1968 and 1976 he performed regularly with the Stockhausen Ensemble. From 1971 to 1979 he collaborated with the electronic music studio of the Westdeutscher Rundfunk in Cologne.

In 1978, at the invitation of Pierre Boulez, he conducted the inaugural concert of IRCAM in Paris, and was subsequently named musical director of the Ensemble InterContemporain, a post he held until 1991. Since his Proms debut in 1980 he has made regular appearances in London.

From 1985-1988 he was Principal Guest Conductor of the BBC Symphony Orchestra. He was appointed First Guest Conductor at the Budapest Festival Orchestra from 1992-1995, First Guest Conductor at National Philharmonic Orchestra (Budapest) from 1998-2001. Chief Conductor of the Radio Chamber Orchestra of Hilversum from 1994 to 2005, First Guest conductor of the Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra 2003-2005, and Göteborg Symphony Orchestra from 2003.

Other orchestras he has worked with include the most important Radio Orchestras in Europe, the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, Munich Philharmonic Orchestra, London Philharmonia, Los Angeles Philharmonic and New Japan Philharmonic Orchestra. He has also worked in opera houses including La Scala Milan, the Royal Opera House Covent Garden and La Monnaie Brussels, Festival Opera Glyndebourne, Theatre du Chatelet Paris, with directors including Luca Ronconi, Robert Altman, Klaus-Michael Grüber, Robert Wilson, Klaus Lehnhof, Ushio Amagatsu.

In 1991 he founded the International Eötvös Institute and Foundation for young conductors and composers. From 1992-98 he was professor at the Hochschule für Musik in Karlsruhe, and from 1998-2001 at Cologne's Hochschule für Musik. He returns to his post at the Musikhochschule Karlsruhe from 2002. He is member of the Akademie der Künste in Berlin, Szechenyi Academy of Art in Budapest, Sächsische Akademie der Künste in Dresden, Royal Swedish Academy of Music. His many compositions (e.g. Atlantis, zeroPoints, Shadows, Jet Streams) and operas (Three sisters, Le Balcon, Angels in America) are regularly performed throughout the world His works have been recorded by BIS, BMC, DGG, ECM, KAIROS, col legno and his music is published by Editio Musica (Budapest), Ricordi (Munich), Salabert (Paris), Schott Music (Mainz).

Awards, prizes
European prizes: "Pro Europa" prize in 2004 (Europäischer Preis für Komposition)

In Hungary: "Bartók-Pásztory prize" in 1997, "Kossuth Prize" in 2002, "Gundel arts award" in 2001, "Freeman of Budapest" in 2003, "Im memoriam Béla Bartók" prize and "Hungarian Arts Prize" in 2006

In France: "Officier de l’Ordre des l’Arts et des Lettres" in 1988, Prize SACD Palmarès in cathegory "Prix Musique" in 2002, "Commandeur l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres" in 2003, Cannes Classical Award for "Living Composer" in 2004, Grand Prix de la PMI – Prix Antoine Livio 2006 (Association Presse Musicale Internationale)

In Germany: "Frankfurter Musikpreis" in 2007, "Christoph und Stephan Kaske Preis" in 2000, "Kranichsteiner Musikpreis"  in 2007

In the UK: Royal Philharmonic Society Music Award in 2002.

Composition prizes
His opera "Three sisters" was awarded France’s Prix Claude-Rostand, Grand Prix de la Critique (1998) and Victoires de la Musique Classique and du Jazz (1999) and its CD won Grand Prix of Academie Charles Cros (1999), Diapason d’or de l’année 2000, ECHO Preis 2000 in Germany and Prix Caecilia in Belgium (2000). In 2003 the film of his opera "Le Balcon" won the Grand Prix Golden Prague. His CD Bartók Bluebeard’s Castle was nominated for a Grammy Award in 2004. In February 2008 his opera “Lady Sarashina” had premiere at the Opera de Lyon. His opera Three sisters was awarded France’s Prix Claude-Rostand, Grand Prix de la Critique (1998) and Victoires de la Musique Classique and du Jazz (1999) and its CD won Grand Prix of Academie Charles Cros (1999), Diapason d’or de l’année 2000, ECHO Preis 2000 in Germany and Prix Caecilia in Belgium (2000). In 2003 the film of his opera Le Balcon won the Grand Prix Golden Prague. His CD Bartók Bluebeard’s Castle was nominated for a Grammy Award in 2004. In February 2008 his opera Lady Sarashina had premiere at the Opera de Lyon.

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