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Restlessly, While the Leaves are Blowing

for two clarinets, percussion and piano

Year:  2012   ·  Duration:  8m

Year:  2012
Duration:  8m

Karlo Margetic

Composer:   Karlo Margetic


'Restlessly, While the Leaves are Blowing' is one of many possible, yet not quite adequate, translations into English of the last line of Rilke's poem Herbsttag: "Unruhig wandern, wenn die blätter treiben". This linguistic decay, and the fact that we have to accept the inherent imperfection in any translation (including any translations of this programme note), is reminiscent of Rilke's description of Autumn. Though you could say that, just as Autumn will eventually give way to other seasons, translation adds another layer of meaning; a different way of understanding and interpreting, serving to enrich the original. KM

Commissioned note

Commisioned by Con Tempo - Kulturverein für zeitgenössische Musik, on the occasion of the 2012 Frankfurt Book Fair.

Dedication note

for the Bärmann Trio and Udo Diegelmann

Contents note

Three movements

Performance history

13 Oct 2012: Performed by the Bärmann Trio: Sven van der Kuip (cl), Ulrich Büsing (cl/bcl), John-Noel Attard (pno); with Udo Diegelmann (perc), at Romanfabrik in Frankfurt, Germany

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