Osvaldo Golijov (1960)

Night of the Flying Horses (2002)

pour soprano et orchestre

  • Informations générales
    • Date de composition : 2002
    • Durée : 8 minutes
    • Éditeur : Boosey & Hawkes
    • Livret (détail, auteur) :

      Texes de Sally Potter.

Effectif détaillé
  • soliste : soprano
  • 2 flûte (aussi flûte piccolo, flûte alto), hautbois, cor anglais, clarinette, clarinette basse, 2 basson, 2 cor, célesta, cordes

Information sur la création

  • March 2002, États-Unis, Minneapolis, par Dawn Upshaw : soprano, Minnesota Orchestra, direction : Alan Gilbert.

Observations

Œuvre également disponible en version instrumentale uniquement.

Note de programme

Night of the Flying Horses starts with an Yiddish lullaby that I composed for Sally Potter's film The Man Who Cried, set to function well in counterpoint to another important music theme in the soundtrack: Bizet's Aria Je Crois Entendre Encore, from The Pearl Fishers. In her film Sally explores the fate of Jews and Gypsies in the tragic mid-years of the 20th century, through a love story between a Jewish young woman and a Gypsy young man. The lullaby metamorphoses into a dense and dark doina (a slow, gypsy, rubato genre) featuring the lowest string of the violas. The piece ends in a fast gallop boasting a theme that I stole from my friends of the wild gypsy band Taraf de Haïdouks. The theme is presented here in a canonical chase between two orchestral groups.

Osvaldo Golijov, site internet du compositeur.