Elliott Carter (1908-2012)
- General information
- Duration: 3 mn
- Publisher: Boosey & Hawkes
- Cycle: Three Illusions
- Composition date: 2002
- Instrumental ensemble music [Triple wind orchestra (or larger)]
- 2 flutes, piccolo, 2 oboes, English horn, clarinet, bass clarinet, contrabass clarinet, 2 bassoons, contrabassoon, 4 horns, 3 trumpets, 3 trombones, tuba, timpani, 2 percussionists, harp, piano, strings
15 January 2004
États-Unis, Boston, Massachusetts, Symphony Hall
le Boston Symphony Orchestra, direction : James Levine.
voir aussi Three Illusions for Orchestra
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.