Composer: Kurschner, Martin
Publisher: Hofmeister (Germany)
for unaccompanied English horn
by Martin Kurschner (b. 1953)- German composer
Premiered in 1991, Paris, France. This work, whose title translates to Lament Dance starts with a simple melody of a few tones which is extended gradually but which always returns to its tonal center. The melody appears four times with changing shapes and tempos. In between, there are contrasting passages, so that a rondo-like form develops. It starts as a Lament, and grows to a dance.