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G 12.033 CoverRainer Lischka (b. 1942)
Exactly! (2008)

Five movements for recorder quartet (SATB)

Girolamo G 12.033, playing score, € 16,00
ISMN 979-0-50084-052-7

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At first glance the five movements of the suite composed in 2008 may not seem too difficult. Precise ensemble playing is however crucial and forms a basic learning goal for pupils albeit discreetly covered up by the programmatic inscriptions of every movement.

This applies to a homogeneous shaping of all rhythmic-metric processes as well as the musical phrasing (particularly important are here the finely facetted and quick changes from long to short).

During the first movement (Genau! = exactly!) just as the title suggests the exact performance of the parts taking over from each other is most significant.

The second movement (Sanft wiegend = rocking softly) should be performed in a quiet, consistent tempo. Only in bar 13 the bass recorder may yield a little.

The third and fourth movement should be lively and exuberant. The tempo can be adjusted to the abilities of the player performing the upper part.

The Spanish word amorio signifies flirtation. The movement is more or less a "Song without Words", only in this case with a Latin-American rapport. A duet between descant and alto is set upon a two-bar accompanying pattern (3/2 clave) performed by tenor and bass acting here as a rhythm group.

The successful premier was in 2010 performed by music teacher Dorothea Senf and three of her pupils in Pirna.

Dresden, September 2010 Rainer Lischka

– Exactly!
– Rocking softly
– Exuberant
– Scherzino
– Amorio


Rainer Lischka was born on 25th April 1942 in Zittau. After his Abitur he studied at the Carl Maria von Weber music academy in Dresden. Amongst his teachers were Johannes Paul Thilman, Manfred Weiss, Günter Hörig and Conny Odd (composition) and Theo Other and Wolfgang Plehn (piano).

From 1970 to 2007 he taught composition, music theory and solfège at the music academy in Dresden. In 1987 he was appointed lecturer and in 1992 professor of composition at the same institute where he worked until 2007.

A characteristic property of Lischka’s music is the strong rhythmical aspect. His work is often vibrant and dance-like. In his numerous pieces for the young it is apparent how his sense of humour comes to the fore. He was awarded first prizes at the international Kinderlied competitions of the OIRT in Budapest, Berlin and Warsaw. He looks back on many years of fruitful collaboration between the children’s choir of the Dresdner Philharmonie and its director Jürgen Becker.

Numerous of his chamber- and orchestral works were premiered successfully by the Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden and the Dresdner Philharmonie (orchestral work Akzente (Accents); concert for trombone and orchestra; concert in two movements for trumpet, violin, viola and orchestra; Tresillo-concertino for trumpet and chamber orchestra).

In 1986 he was awarded the Martin-Andersen-Nexö art prize from the city of Dresden for his complete œuvre.

Translation: Julia Whybrow