On the way to her op. 11
On the way to her
Year of publication
Beyond Notes Music Publishing
Duet for viola and piano
Instrumental parts, Bach format
(230 x 305 mm)
approx. 03:00 min
During a music trip to Austria in July 2022, I met the viola player Romana Rauscher. She asked me if I would compose a duet for viola and piano. I immediately agreed because for many months, especially since completing the string quartet Die Suche (The Quest), I had been feeling the urge to compose a duet.
The idea would not let me rest until I started composing it. I wrote the duet Auf dem Weg zu ihr (On the way to her) in a few hours.
The duet tells of the longing and desire of a man who is on the way to his great love. She is also waiting for him full of love and longing. The journey is accompanied by thoughts, memories and longings for his love in the distance. But it is also painful because the two are not yet united. The duet tells of the honest feelings of a loving man and invites us to also set out on the journey for our true love.
The duet is dedicated to Romana Rauscher, who always treated me in a friendly and respectful manner.