A cycle with five piano songs of the Bruckner student and Mahler coeval Hans Rott (1858-1884) who died young and was long misjudged. However, nowadays the musical world is fascinated by Hans Rott. With musical commentary (prologue, interludes, epilogue in contemporary idiomology), Enjott Schneider guides the listener through the piano songs of Hans Rott, songs that have been influenced greatly by a longing for death and withdrawal.
Movements: Hans Rott (1858-1854) - Enjott Schneider
...BALDE RUHEST DU AUCH! (Soon you will rest as well!) – musical journey for baritone and orchestra
1: Prolog (Prologue)
2: Wandrers Nachtlied (Hiker's Night Song) (Goethe)
3: Intermezzo (Interlude)
4: Das Veilchen (The Violet) (Zusner)
5: Intermezzo (Interlude)
6: Zwei Wünsche (Two Wishes) (Zusner)
7: Intermezzo (Interlude)
8: Das Vergissmeinnicht (The Forget-me-not) (Zusner)
9: Intermezzo (Interlude)
10: Der Sänger (The Singer) (Goethe)
11: Epilog (Epilogue)
Content Rott/orchestrated Schneider: 15 min.
Content Schneider original: 8 min.
Duration: 22 minutes
Publisher of notes/sheet music: Ries & Erler Musikverlag Berlin , 2013
Instrumentation: 2 flutes / oboe / Engl. horn / clarinet / bass clarinet / bassoon / contrabassoon / 4 horns / kettledrum / 2 percuss. (1: triangle, tam-tam, large drum, claves, cymbal; 2: glockenspiel, small drum, 3 hanging cymbals ) / harp / strings orchestra (Vl 1+2 Vka Vc Kb) …."playable with the instrumentation of G. Mahler's 'KINDERTOTENLIEDER'"
Text/Lyrics by: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe / Vinzenz Zusner
Introduction: A cycle with five piano songs of the Bruckner student and Mahler coeval Hans Rott (1858-1884) who died young and was long misjudged. However, nowadays the musical world is fascinated by Hans Rott. With musical commentary (prologue, interludes, epilogue in contemporary idiomology), Enjott Schneider guides the listener through the piano songs of Hans Rott, songs that have been influenced greatly by a longing for death and withdrawal. The songs are orchestrated carefully as their original expressivity is supposed to remain unchanged. The songs are: Wanderers Nachtlied (Hiker's Night Song) (J.W. von Goethe), Das Veilchen (The Violet) (V. Zusner), Vergissmeinnicht (The Forget-me-not) (V. Zusner), Zwei Wünsche (Two Wishes) (unbekannt), Der Sänger (The Singer) (J.W. von Goethe). CD recording with Michael Volle (baritone), Munich Symphony Orchestra, cond.: Hansjörg Albrecht. - - The commentary contrasts the songs and their movement of the late romanticism with a sound language in free tonality, with clusters, high glistening continuous tones (that cover Hans Rott's quotations like a veil), along with subtle sounds that are fragile or show excessive bursts and always refer to the 'death' and 'insanity' of Hans Rott. The songs are put in context with an imaginary shadow world and therefore receive three-dimensional contours. What keeps everything together is a central motif that is also reflected in the vocals: „Warte balde ruhest du auch! (Wait, soon you will rest as well!), a motif that is exposed specifically in the prologue and in the epilogue.
Dedication: Cordially dedicated to Michael Volle
Additional remarks: Enjott Schneider dealt several times with the 'sound of the late romanticism' from a composer's angle: with G. Mahler in the 3rd organ symphony 'Totentanz' where he gave that symphony 'further thought' by using the movement nomenclature of Mahler's 5th symphony, with A. Bruckner in the 8th organ symphony 'In Memoriam'. Variations for Bruckner's 8th symphony, as well as in the 6th organ symphony 'Te Deum' that worked with motifs and quotation from Brucker's 'Te Deum', with R. Wagner in the orchestra composition 'Höchstes Heiles Wunder' (Highest Holy Wonder) (with Wagner's „Parsifal“) for strings and sound design, in the English horn concert 'Ein ewig Rätsel will ich bleiben...' (An eternal mystery I want to remain) Louis II.-Epitaph
World premiere: 11.04.2019, Besancon / France
Performers at world premiere: 11.4.2019 in the Théatre Ledoux Besancon/France in a programme "Le choc des titans" with Arnaud Guillou (Baritone) ,Conductor: Jean-Francois Verdier, with Mahlers 1. Sinfonie "Titan" and works by Brahms and Mendelssohn.
Records: Oehms-Classic, 2013
Performers on recording: CD recording of the 5th of August until the 9th of August 2013 with Michael Volle (baritone), Munich Symphony Orchestra, cond.: Hansjörg Albrecht