Sir Harrison Birtwistle (1934-2022)

Love Cries (1994 -1999)

from The Second Mrs. Kong, for solo voices and orchestra

  • General information
    • Composition date : 1994 - 1999
    • Duration : 40 mn
    • Editor : Universal Edition
    • Commission: BBC from Michael Berkeley
    • Livret (détail, auteur) :

      Michael Berkeley d'après Russell Hoban

Detailed formation
  • solistes : solo soprano, solo mezzo-soprano, solo tenor
  • 2 flutes (also 1 piccolo, 1 alto flute), 2 oboes (also 1 English horn), 2 clarinets (also 2 Eb clarinets, 1 A clarinet, 1 bass clarinet), alto saxophone (also baritone saxophone, soprano saxophone), tenor saxophone, 2 bassoons (also 1 contrabassoon), 4 horns, 2 trumpets [en ut] (also 2 piccolo trumpets), tuba, 3 percussionists, cymbalom, accordion, 32 violins, 12 violas, 12 cellos, 8 double basses

Creation information

  • Date : 29 April 1999
    Location :

    Royaume-Uni, Londres, Royal Festival Hall


    Performers :

    Valdine Anderson : soprano, Susan Bickley : mezzo-soprano, Peter Bronder : ténor, et l'Orchestre symphonique de la BBC, direction : Martyn Brabbins.