In 2018, Rudolf Lutz was commissioned by the SONOS Quartet to compose his own new work for a chamber music evening on Schubert´s "Death and the Maiden". But how should a string quartet be designed that is able to stand up decently in front of this milestone of the genre, which is richly endowed with great works?
Rudolf Lutz had the idea of selecting a sequence of poems from the works of the writer Klaus Merz, which would serve as a thread running through the work. The SONOS Quartet agreed, as did Klaus Merz, who even added to the sequence and agreed to read the texts himself at concerts.
The result is seven movements and four short intermezzi that intersperse the linguistic images of life and death.
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