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Way Through Ratabhachta I (1986/1997)
viola solo, 17

"Ratabhachta" is the name of a narrow lane in the Dublin district Finglas. In 1986 I used the map of this part of the town to compose the variation cycle "Vergessen an Archem (Hier) – I never walked the likely Finglas Ratabhachta".
Still, I’ve never been to Dublin. Nevertheles, since 1997 I began rewriting parts of the first movement of those variations into solo pieces on demand of a number of instrumentalists.
"Way Through Ratabhachta I" was encouraged by violist Julia Eckhardt.

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