Sur le même accord
composer: Henri Dutilleux
Nocturne for Violin and OrchestraInstrumentation: violin and orchestra
Edition: study score
Series: Music Of Our Time
Order number: ED 9856
In both the solo part and the orchestral texture, a six-note chord can be heard throughout the work, either concealed or more overtly, given to soloists drawn from the orchestra. At the start of the work, the solo violin announces these six pitches, first as a monody, then double-stopped; this material is then distributed vertically (played as a chord) by various instrumental groups. Mirror writing and different orchestral colours transform this chord, but it is omnipresent, an obsession.
This relatively short work is dedicated to Anne-Sophie Mutter, to whom I was introduced by Paul Sacher about fifteen years ago. Since then, this great artist, who captivates so many composers, has unceasingly added to her repertoire music of our time by commissioning new works in many genres from contemporary composers.
- Henry Dutilleux
Commissioned work: Auftragswerk des London Philharmonic Orchestra
Premiere: 28. April 2002 London, Royal Festival Hall - London Philharmonic Orchestra - Dirigent: Kurt Masur - Anne-Sophe Mutter, Violine
Orchestra instrumentation: 2 (1. auch Picc.) · 2 · 2 · Bassklar. · 2 - 2 · 2 · 2 · 1 - P. S. (Glsp. · Marimba · Crot. · 2 hg. Beck. · Tamt. · 3 Bong.) (2 Spieler) - Hfe. - Str.
Publisher: Schott Music
Duration: 10' 0''
Year of composition: 2001-2002
44 Pages - Saddle stitching
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