Oliver Knussen (1952-2018)

Requiem, Songs for Sue (2005 -2006)

for soprano and ensemble of fifteen instrumentalists

  • General information
    • Composition date : 2005 - 2006
    • Duration : 12 mn
    • Publisher : Faber Music, Londres
    • Opus : 33
    • Commission: MusicNOW, the new music chamber series of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.
    • Dedication : en mémoire de Sue Knussen
    • Libretto (details, author) :

      extraits de sept poèmes d’Emily Dickinson et d’Antonio Machado, Los Ojos, WH Auden, If I could tell you I would let you know, Rainer Maria Rilke, Requiem for a Friend.

Detailed formation
  • soloist : 1 solo soprano
  • 1 flute, 1 alto flute, 2 clarinets, 1 bass clarinet, 2 horns, 1 percussionist, 1 harp, 1 piano (also 1 celesta), 2 violas, 2 cellos, 1 double bass

Premiere information

  • Date : 3 April 2006
    Location :

    États-Unis, Chicago, MusicNOW


    Performers :

    Claire Booth : soprano et des membres de l'orchestre symphonique de Chicago, direction : Oliver Knussen.