Menuetto (guitar duo)

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Work for guitar duo by Martin Lohse
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The work is orchestrated in 5 versions.

5 momenti mobile (accordion duo and piano trio)2013
5 momenti mobile (cello and piano)2013
Menuetto (accordion)2008/2014
Menuetto (guitar duo)2015
5 momenti mobile (accordion and piano quartet)2013/2019


Composer Martin Lohse
Title Menuetto

Work number W.27.5c
Composition year 2015

Movements 1
Duration 6.5 min

Genre chamber work
Number of instruments 2
Instrumentation guitar duo

Score notation computer (Sibelius)

First performance 2015

by Copenhagen Guitar Duo

Musical styles and elements modal, melodic

Program note


for guitar duo

Menuetto is an arrangement of Menuetto for accordion solo by Copenhagen Guitar Duo (Allan Sjølin and Martin Buono) in close cooperation with the composer.

Menuetto(2008-14) is dedicated to Bjarke Mogensen.

Menuetto has a longer history: It started as a menuet movement in 8 momenti mobile (2008) for saxophone quartet and was recomposed in 5 momenti mobile(2013) for accordion duo and piano trio, and finally found its current form for solo accordion in 2014.

It is, together with the arrangement of Liszt’s Liebestraum(2006) for clarinet, violin, cello and piano, the first works using “rhythm across harmony” which later developed into the composition technique mobile, where different musical layers, independent in time and rhythm, is connected by a simple sequence of major thirds.

Martin Lohse 2014


for guitar duo

Menuetto er et arrangement af Menuetto for akkordion solo af Copenhagen Guitar Duo (Allan Sjølin og Martin Buono) i tæt samarbejde med komponisten.

Menuetto er dedikeret til Bjarke Mogensen og har været en del omkring før at det fik sin nuværende form: Det lagde ud som en menuetsats i saxofonkvartetten 8 momenti mobile (2008), blev rekomponeret i 5 momenti mobile(2013) for akkordionduo og klavertrio, for til sidst at få sin endelige form for soloakkordion i 2014.

Værket er, sammen med mit arrangementet af Liszt’s Liebestraum(2006) for clarinet, violin, cello og klaver, et af de første værker hvor jeg benytter ”rytme på tværs af harmonik” som senere udvikler sig til kompositionsteknikken mobile, hvor forskellige musikalske lag, uafhængige i tid og rytme, forbindes af en simpel følge eller sekvens af store tertser.

Martin Lohse 2014


All versions of - Menuetto

Salone degli Stemmi, Castelfidardo, Italy
Thursday 29 September 2022, 18:00
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Concerto de Laureados Folefest
Instituto Superior de Economia e Gestão, Lisbon, Portugal
Wednesday 4 March 2020, 19:00
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Auditorio de Musikene
Centro Superior de Música del País Vasco, Copenhagen, Spain
Tuesday 21 January 2020
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Solo Recital - Hanzhi Wang
Carnegie Hall, New York, United States
Monday 22 October 2018
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Solo Recital - Bjarke Mogensen
Salão Nobre da Escola de Música do Conservatório Nacional, Lisbon, Portugal
Saturday 10 February 2018, 21:00
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NEW YORK MUSIC DAILY ... external link

... Lohse’s triptych Passing begins with a similarly circling if almost marionettishly pulsing allegro section. The steady, moonlit waltz that follows is deliciously ominous; the concluding variation is 180 degrees the opposite until that same resonance is artfully interpolated amidst the starry, flitting optimism.
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17 October 2018 - Delarue

ArkivMusic ... external link

... Poignant reflection and tragic depiction infuse Martin Lohse’s ‘Menuetto’ and ‘The Little Match Girl’ (dedicated to Hanzhi Wang), while his post-minimalist ‘Passing’ series forms adventurous mobiles of dancing light...
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1 October 2018 - ArkivMusic

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We’re not often taken aback in the Review Corner (at least not in a good way) but such an event has occurred with this new programme of accordion music...

...The best recommendation is that we managed to write this down fairly quickly, being immediately taken with it, but have contained playing the CD since (and on and on). A delightful collection of music.
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20 September 2018 - Jerobear

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... All I can say is "Wow!", and I hope this recording receives the wide exposure and accolades it deserves.
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10 October 2018 - Julie Lamoureux

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