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Besando el Tiempo is a piece that was composed in 1995 in the space of four days. It was written in an automatic script that Maria de Alvear uses for many of her pieces. The work was originally composed for the flautist Caren Levine, who also gave it its first performance in Salzau in 1995. 'besando el tiempo' has now been performed several times worldwide by different interpreters.
When Maria de Alvear heard the performance by Antoine Beuger, she asked him to give her a recording for herself.
Maria de Alvear: “For me, Antoine Beuger's interpretation is the most exact reading there is of my piece. It embodies perfect introversion on the part of the interpreter. The interpreter hears music as “the first beholder of the composer”, and that is the way the piece is played here.”
Antoine Beuger: “When I start playing this piece, I embark on a journey into my inmost being and encounter myself. I never know beforehand what it will be like, how it will continue; I am on my way, on my travels … that is the adventure of this piece. You have to expose yourself to this encounter without any protection or reservations, in complete innocence. And that is also what can be heard.”