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Sieben Feld-, Wald- und Wiesenstücke for 12 Strings (Study Score)
Stranz Sieben Feld-, Wald- und Wiesenstücke for 12 Strings (Study Score)
for 7 Violins, 2 Violas, 2 Cellos, Bass
- Performance material (BA7149-22) available for hire
Ulrich Stranz clearly distinguishes himself from those composers who establish recognition easily through the use of clichés, who are easily classified as members of certain groups or movements. He offers greater richness in colour and musical form. This will be perceived by those sensitive to delicate musical events, in fact often by the so-called "common listener", who listens in a more unprejudiced way than the expert. Stranz is introverted especially in the slow movements. Dreamily, affectionately, self-forgetting the music attracts the listener with its tenderness. An intimate, delicate space develops which, however, does not leave the listener with nothing to hold on to. The dramatic element, which is more often to be found in the lively movements, is frequently combined with a playful impetus; the constructive element has elegance ... Such passages are primarily light and powerful without blinding or showing muscle. Stranz's music: like any music of quality, it just is and doesn't attempt to present. Whoever lets oneself be engaged by it, meaning who is not satisfied with a stylistic classification, will make discoveries which enrich the soul.
“The basic tenant which I use when thinking in music is an order of the twelve tones with a diatonic and/or enharmonic back-drop. This is though far removed from the dodecaphonic technique. Thereby a lot remains open, and indeed composing does not mean for me the use of a ready-made musical language which is divorced from the current compositional process. Striving for the first concrete formulations at the beginning of a work, I frequently search for a constructive main idea which is suited to lend continuity and unity in a characteristic way to the composition at hand. Although I try to avoid tried and true artistic techniques, I still aim for music which makes sense, is logical, organic and a unified entity. I consider an experiment as successful when the audience does not recognize it as such.” (Ulrich Stranz)