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music for orchestra
ca. 10 Min.
composed and first performance 1995
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→ Recording 1995 Oldenburg, school orchestra of the Liebfrauenschule, Mathias Kroll - cond.
maximal cast: Piccolo-Flute, 3 Flutes, 2 Oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons, 3 saxophons / 1 horn, 2 trumpets, 2 trombones / 4 percussionists (1. player: 2 timpani; 2. player: sopr xyl., 2 bongo, 2 conga, big tom-tom, 2 cymbals, Anvil; 3. player: crotales, 4 tom-tom, big dr., claves, anvil; 4. player: (Set) bass drum w. pedal, side dr., 3 tom-tom, hi-hat, 2 cymbals) 4-hd.-preparated piano, Accordeon, guitar, E-bass / strings: 6 violins, 2 violas, 3 cellos and 2 double basses
minimal cast: 2 fluts, 1 oboe, 1 Clarinet, 1 bassoon, 2 saxophons / 1 horn, 1 trumpet, 1 trombone / 4 percussionists (s.a.), 4-hd.-preparated piano, Accordion, guitar, E-bass / strings: 4 violins, 1 viola, 2 cellos, 1 double bass hr>
1995, November 19th: Lambertikirche Oldenburg; → school orchestra of the Liebfrauenschule, → Mathias Kroll - cond. and rehearsal
Nordwest-Zeitung of Nov. 26th, 1995, to the concert on Nov. 19th
Old and new music - made in Oldenburg
Oldenburg. (...) The evening ended with the premiere of “Wendung ins Offene” by Schmidt-Mechau. The individual orchestra members were positioned in the church circle, so that the audience sat “in the middle of the sound” and heard the sound sometimes from here, sometimes from there. In the first part of the work, one heard cautious, wandering, instrumentally often alienated sounds, in the second part, the players joined together under the direction of M. Kroll to form the metrically bound, increasing sound. It was a remarkable achievement of orchestra and conductor, an interesting experience for the listener. Great applause (...)