Vocalise et fureur (version for guitar duo)
for guitar duo
Vocalise et fureur (2009) 8′
Premiere 2009 Köln, Wulfin Lieske / Fabian Spindler
digital album Wulfin Lieske | Guitar Works 2017
The two-movement work is a tribute to Olivier Messiaen.
In the first part an unending melody develops from diatonic fragments in the viola part, accompanied by an ostinato-like six-part chord in staccato. The harmony reflects the melody. The second movement is a motoric ‘perpetuum mobile’. The canonically dovetailed chord figurations are developed from the melody in the first movement. Polyrhythmic superimpositions and permissive sforzati evoke an oppressively tense mood.
In the first part an unending melody develops from diatonic fragments …