06/05/1988 - Soleure (Switzerland), Fête de l'AMS - Chantal Mathieu (hp) - Kammerorchester Solothurn - Bruno Späti (conductor)
Association des Musiciens Suisses (AMS)
The AMS who commissioned this piece requested that it should have some relation with the work of Bach. The various "conversions" to be found in this piece are applied to original Bach material taken from A Musical Offering, and, in particular, to the theme of the two-voice canon "Quaerendo invenietis". The acrostic - another allusion to Bach - is also used as a means of conversion.
This piece was written for Chantal Mathieu and is dedicated to her.
translated by Mary Criswick
Prix Henriette Renié (1988)
Born in Geneva in 1958, Michael Jarrell studied composition at the Geneva Conservatory with Eric Gaudibert and at various workshops in the United States (Tanglewood, 1979). He completed his training with Klaus Huber at the Freiburg Staatliche Hochschule für Musik im Brisgau. [...]