Edino Krieger (BR) – Mondschein-Chaconne
Edino Krieger about his piano piece “Mondschein-Chaconne”
“This small piece, written in February this year, is constructed on the first phrase of Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata, taken as a single melodic line, without the arpeggios of the right hand.
This phrase is used in variations either on the first dotted motif or in the subsequent melodic line. The harmonic language is of a more contemporary style, in which the harmony is conceived as a superposition of intervals, rather than for its tonal function. A strong dramatic contents is part of the contemporary approach to the original poetic idea. A middle section Piu mosso cantábile utilizes the dotted motif as a ground rhythmic figure, a slow marching song typical of Brazilian Carnival.”
“Mondschein-Chaconne” – in concert:
22. May 2017 – world premiere – Zentrifuge im Haus der Luft- und Raumfahrt Bonn- Susanne Kessel, piano
14. January 2018 – Klavierhaus Klavins, Bonn – Susanne Kessel, piano
7. October 2018 – Schloß Raesfeld – Susanne Kessel, piano
6. June 2019 – Galerie Wechselstrom, Vienna – Susanne Kessel, piano
Edino Krieger (*1928)
was born in Brusque, Santa Catarina State, Brazil.
Started violin at 7 with his father and studied afterwords with Edith Reis in Rio de Janeiro and William Nowinsky in New York. Studied composition with H.J. Koellreutter and Ernst Krenek in Brazil, Aaron Copland and Peter Mennin in U.S.A, and Lennox Berkeley in London.
His catalogue includes music for solo instruments, chamber music and works for choir and for orchestra, outside of many scores for the theater and films.
His esthetical evolution goes from a first period with experimental techniques, following a neo-classical period with Brazilian thematic materials and a more recent post-modern fase, in which he uses both tonal and non tonal elements, from a major triad to a cluster, mixed with elements of Brazilian popular music.
He received many national and international prizes and directed many musical institutions, private and oficials. He organized many Festivals of Brazilian Contemporary Music in the last 50 years.
His scores are available at the Bank of Scores of the Brazilian Acadeny of Music, e-mail bancodepartituras@abmusica. org.br