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Ganymed, op. 7 - SOLO OB

Composer: Kirsch, Dirk-Michael

Publisher: Accolade (Germany)

Edition: 54799


Ganymed, op. 7
for unaccompanied oboe
by Dirk-Michael Kirsch (b. 1965) - German composer and oboist
I. quarter= 92
II. Presto
III. Calmo
IV. quarter= 92
V. Scherzando
Ganymed was written in 1996 and revised in 2004. The work is based on the Greek myth of a beautiful youth, Ganymed, and his abduction by the god, Zeus. The composition is a figurative, imaginative, and free interpretation of the story:
I. Ganymed, the Greek youth, perfect in beauty and grace
II. Zeus, fascinated by Ganymed's beauty tries to seduce him, but Ganymed maintains his youthful enthusiasm
III. Ganymed lies dreaming in a meadow...
IV. ... then Zeus sends n eagle who takes the sleeping youth up to the gods
V. Ganymed becomes the cupbearer to the gods and receives eternal youth as a present from Zeus.
This piece is a  contemporary work for the professional or college level performer.