dance for two

op. 96, 2022

For Recorder (sopran, alto, tenor) and Viola
Duration: 7 min

Dance for two is commissioned by Dorothee Oberlinger and Nils Mönkemeyer supported by the Kunststiftung NRW

World premiere: December 29th. 2022, Oldenburger Kunstverein
CD recording “Dance for two” for Sony Classical, 2022
Dorothee Oberlinger, Recorder, Nils Mönkemeyer, Viola


Composer’s Notes

Dance for two was commissioned by Dorothee Oberlinger and Nils Mönkemeyer, to whom the piece is also dedicated.

The inspiration for my composition came from the new combination of different recorders with viola, with which the two musicians and their way of performing music open up a fresh world of sound full of fantasy. Dorothee Oberlinger and Nils Mönkemeyer inspired me through this to compose for their new duo project. The main theme of their musical concept is dedicated to the dance throughout the centuries.

For Dance for two, I was inspired by Greek rhythms and timbres. As a result, the piece combines traditional and modern elements.
The dramaturgy of the composition is made up of short, differently rhythmic parts that are repeated in varying ways and sequences. This leads to an exhilarating dance, which resounds as a brilliant ending.




CD dance for two
Dance for two

Nils Mönkemeyer, Viola,
Dorothee Oberlinger, recorder

Sony Music/Harmonia mundi: 11172167