Spring Crush

for viola da gamba and harpsichord
commission by the town of Oldenburg

ca. 2 Min.
composed and first performance 1992
belongs to the concert cycle → From this World‘s Black Earth
composed for the → camerata moderna
→ Download pdf 638 kB
→ Video with score, recording 1992 Bremerhaven, Simone Eckert, viola da gamba and Karl-Ernst Went, harps.


Violent, variable meters drive a single chord through all registers, accentuation and unaccentuation cross each other, hard pizzicati and full harpsichord chords wonder about togetherness or opposition.


First performance: titled “Six Pieces with Lyrics to Read”
1992 May 4th: Stadtmuseum Oldenburg, award ceremony of the Carl von Ossietzky-Preis 1992 of the town of Oldenburg; → Simone Eckert - Viola da Gamba and → Karl-Ernst Went - harps.

Further performances:
1992 October 2nd: St. Michaelskirche Waldkirch/Brsg,
1992 October 3rd: Kaufhaussaal Freiburg;
1992 October 4th: St. Marthakirche Nürnberg,
1992 October 10th: Eisfabrik Foro Artistico Hannover
1992 November 20th: Kulturzentrum Peter-Friedrich-Ludwig Oldenburg
1992 November 20th: Kunsthalle Bremerhaven
1994 May 31st: Sprengel-Museum Hannover
1994 Juni: Repeat of 1994 May 31st in Nürnberg
1995 January 20th: (Premiere) Dance Theatre in the courtyard, Hannover; 16 Repeats between 1995 Jan. 21st and Febr. 26th
1996 June 8th: Gießhaus Kassel, with → Eckhart Kuper - harps.

Recordings and broadcast:
1992 May 9th: CD production of the camerata moderna: “Palimpsest” R & M Digital Music Nürnberg, 2-1023
1992 November 29th: Recording of the concert in Bremerhaven
1993 October 27th: Broadcasted by Radio Bremen 2