"The five songs for mezzo-soprano and ensemble were composed in 2014. Fragments taken from Jakob Reichsöllner’s poem Fieberträume — «deliriums» — form the textual basis of the songs. Erythraean Fields is an orchestrated version of my work Farben des Mohns for mezzo-soprano and piano, composed previously in 2014.
It was freely transformed for a broader orchestration, including the traditional Chinese instruments Sheng, Pipa and Erhu. I attempted not to make the ensemble sound particularly Chinese, but to aim at finding new shades of orchestral colours within my very own music."
Christoph Renhart 
20. April 2015 - Graz, Helmut List Halle
Mitwirkende: Shanghai Sinfonietta, Zhang Liang (Leitung), Annette Schönmüller (Mezzosopran)