27 Etüden zu zweit

Kammerszenen für Sängerpaar und Streichquartett

Ralf Hoyer / Rolf Gerlach
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Ralf Hoyer (b. 1950) graduated in sound recording from East Berlin's University of Music and worked as an audio engineer at East Germany's nationally owned recording label before returning to study at masterclass level with Ruth Zechlin and Georg Katzer at the Berlin Academy of Arts. His compositions, which have been performed across Europe and the US, include chamber, choral, orchestral and electronic music as well as stage works, multimedia projects and sound installations. He has won numerous awards and prizes and was chairman of the Berlin Composers Association and the Berlin Society for New Music, amongst other organizations. 27 Etüden zu zweit (“27 Studies for Two”), described as a “chamber scene for a singing couple and string quartet”, is based on a text by Rolf Gerlach and was commissioned by Edition Peters in 1985, premiering in Dresden the same year.

Throughout its long and eventful history, Edition Peters has consistently sought to support contemporary music, making it accessible in high-quality scores. The years in which Germany, and the publishing house itself, were divided between East and West form an important chapter in the company's story. The output of composers from the East German firm – then known as VEB Edition Peters, Leipzig – forms a unique and valuable part of the company's identity and, more widely, of European cultural history. Their works are compositionally and aesthetically diverse, while sharing a communicative creative drive. The artistic independence of the music created in East Germany between 1949 and 1990 makes this repertoire well worth rediscovering.

Additional Information

Item Number: EP10463
Format: Sheet Music
Number of Pages: 38
Publication Date: 11/03/2020
Barcode: 9790014081942
ISMN: 9790014081942
Format: 420x297mm
Instrumentation: Male voice, Female voice, 2 Vln, Vla, Vlc
Language: German, English

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