Elliott Carter (1908-2012)

More's Utopia (2004)

pour orchestre

  • Informations générales
    • Date de composition : 2004
    • Durée : 03 mn
    • Éditeur : Boosey & Hawkes
    • Cycle : Three Illusions
Effectif détaillé
  • flûte, 2 flûte piccolo, 2 hautbois, cor anglais, 2 clarinette, clarinette contrebasse, 2 basson, contrebasson, 4 cor, 3 trompette, 3 trombone, tuba, 3 percussionniste, piano, cordes

Information sur la création

  • 6 October 2005, États-Unis, Boston, par le Boston Symphony, direction : James Levine.

Observations

voir aussi Three Illusions for Orchestra

Note de programme

Thomas More invented the word Utopia ( Ou Topos – no place ), the name for his imagined completely happy society with no central government, which followed draconian laws that governed almost all human activities. For example: every able bodied person had to spend 2 years living and working on a farm, and was allowed to occupy the same house for only a period of 10 years before being forced to move.

Sir Thomas More, a devout Catholic, who was Lord Chancellor to Henry VIII and opposed the King’s marriage to Anne Boleyn, was beheaded.

Elliott Carter.