Gourzi, Konstantia

Sängerin der Komischen Oper for solo viola


Gourzi, Konstantia

Sängerin der Komischen Oper for solo viola

Konstantia Gourzi
(born in Athens/Greece, 31 March 1962)

Konstantia Gourzi’s name often appears as composer as well as conductor in the announcements of her concerts. Her portfolio of compositions includes not only operas, film music and works for music theatre and orchestra, but also numerous solo pieces and chamber music. Konstantia Gourzi’s musical work is documented in detail through radio recordings, television broadcasts and live streams. Recordings of her extensive discography were released at ECM, NEOS, NAXOS and SONY Classical.

„Sängerin der Komischen Oper“, 2004 rev. 2017, op. 23
7 Miniatures for viola solo
Inspired by the painting of the same name by Paul Klee

I. her sight – thoughtful
II. her hat – leggiero
III. her face – dancing
IV. her heart – singing, like a lullaby
V. her hip – belly dance, tempo elastico
VI. the long hair of the diva – rubato
VII. her hope – flowingKonstantia Gourzi

Composer’s notes

“Sängerin der Komischen Oper” was the first piece that I composed for viola solo for Nils Mönkemeyer. Paul Klee’s painting served as an inspiration. The piece is full of musical humour, also reflected in the titles of the seven miniatures. It is a description of my musical perception of the painting: on the one hand its serene atmosphere and on the other hand its artistic perfection and absurdity that fascinates me about Paul Klee’s work.


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Score No.


Special Edition

Gourzi Edition


Solo Instrument


225 x 320 mm


First print




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