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Alexander Shchetynsky

Con Re
for Four Flutes, Alto Saxophone, Violin and Cello
(2002)

The piece enters with a web of melodic lines played by the wind instruments. They interflow into a dense timbral stream, other time scatter into sparkles of separated motives, may freeze in a vibrating chord or turn into a sad and coldish choral. Flexibility and changeableness are characteristic features of all sounding elements except just one of them - the tone d continuously performed by the strings, like a small island of stability. Not once this tone is drowned with the winds, but the violinist and the cellist persistently play it, even when it becomes indiscernible for a long time (this introduces purely visual element of musical theatre). Warm colour of the strings makes its way through the coldness and indifference of the winds. Will it reach us?

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