Márton Illés (*1975) Scene polidimensionali XVII “Die weisse Fürstin”
Music Theatre after Rainer Maria Rilke 2009
solos: SSS – male choir: TTBBBB – 2 actresses, 1 actor – 6clar(Eb-clar.Bb-clar) – 2hn.2trp.tbne.tuba – perc – pno – 3vl.2va.2vc.db
World première: Munich, Gasteig, April 28, 2010
Commissioned by Biennale Munich in co-production with the theatre Kiel
Márton Illés named a series of compositions sceni polidimensionali, in which different textural events in the music act like characters in a drama. Music ensues as imaginary theatre. This aesthetic must lead the composer to music theatre. Illés took the decisive step with the seventeenth piece in the series. For the text he has chosen a dramatic poem by Rainer Maria Rilke: The White Princess, scenes of yearning tales of misery and secret intrigues become mere marginal notes in comparison. Illés does justice to the floating, feeling of the poem by not assigning the singers and actors rigid roles. They take on roles and form themselves in a musical expanse. From here the perspectives unfold to create the scenes.
(Munich Biennale 2010)