Elliott Carter (1908-2012)
Three Explorations (2010 -2011)
pour baryton solo, bois et cuivres
- General information
Composition date :
2010 - 2011
- Duration : 10 mn
- Editor : Boosey & Hawkes
- Composition date : 2010 - 2011
- Vocal music and instrument(s) [Solo voice and ensemble of 10 to 25 instruments]
- soliste : solo baritone
- 2 flutes (also 1 piccolo, 2 alto flutes, 1 bass flute), oboe, 2 bass clarinets (also 1 clarinet, 1 contrabass clarinet), 3 trumpets, trombone, trombone ténor-basse, bass trombone
12 December 2011
États-Unis, New York, NY, Alice Tully Hall
Evan Hughes : baryton, AXIOM Ensemble, direction : Jeffrey Milarsky.
Throughout my life I have been a great admirer of T.S. Eliot’s poetry and criticism. So when I decided to set some of his work I chose his late poems and parts of his Four Quartets.The texts being meditative I decided to use winds and brass to accompany the bass baritone. I remembered a work of similar character and instrumentation by the 16th century composer Heinrich Schütz which impressed me greatly. The work was composed in the fall of 2010.