Oliver Knussen (1952-2018)

Océan de Terre (1972 -1973)

for soprano and ensemble

  • General information
    • Composition date : 1972 - 1973
      Revision dates : 1976
    • Duration : 12 mn
    • Publisher : Faber Music, nº 50583 X
    • Opus : 10
    • Dedication : écrit pour l'ensemble Collage, Boston.
    • Libretto (details, author) :

      Guillaume Apollinaire

Detailed formation
  • soloist : 1 solo soprano
  • 1 flute (also 1 alto flute), 1 clarinet (also 1 bass clarinet), 1 percussionist [ou 2] , 1 harp, 1 piano (also 1 celesta [aussi petites percussions : un ou deux pianistes] ), 1 violin, 1 cello, 1 double bass

Premiere information

  • Date : 29 July 1976
    Location :

    Grande-Bretagne, Londres, BBC Prom, Round House


    Performers :

    Mary Thomas, ensemble Fires of London, direction : Peter Maxwell Davies.