Elliott Carter (1908-2012)

Micomicón (2002)

pour orchestre

  • Informations générales
    • Date de composition : 2002
    • Durée : 03 mn
    • Éditeur : Boosey & Hawkes
    • Cycle : Three Illusions
Effectif détaillé
  • 2 flûte, flûte piccolo, 2 hautbois, cor anglais, clarinette, clarinette basse, clarinette contrebasse, 2 basson, contrebasson, 4 cor, 3 trompette, 3 trombone, tuba, timbales, 2 percussionniste, harpe, piano, cordes

Information sur la création

  • 15 January 2004, États-Unis, Boston, Massachusetts, Symphony Hall, par le Boston Symphony Orchestra, direction : James Levine.

Observations

voir aussi Three Illusions for Orchestra

Note de programme

Micomicón, invented by Sancho Panza and his friends to cure Don Quixote’s “madness”, is said to be a kingdom near Ethiopia stolen by a giant from its queen, Micomicona, who beseeches the adventurous Don Q. to put her back on the throne (in Cervantes’ great novel, chapters 29-30, book 1). This brief score was commissioned by the Boston Symphony as a present to the extraordinary James Levine. It was composed in New York in 2002.

Elliott Carter.