Osvaldo Golijov (1960)
for piano, bells and four instruments
- General information
Composition date :
- Duration : 7 mn
- Commission: Spoleto USA Chamber Music Festival
- Composition date : 1998
- Chamber music [Other sextets and larger ensembles with diverse instrumentation]
- violin, second violin, viola, cello, piano, bell
États-Unis, Charleston, Spoleto Chamber Music Festival
le quatuor à cordes St Lawrence, Steven Prutsman : piano, Osvaldo Golijov et Todd Palmer : cloches.
This piece is a constellation of symbols, the most obviuos ones being the bells (whose meaning changes according to when and how we hear them), imaginary bells (the piano), and a XIIIth century motet, whose meaning is probably different for us now than it was for people then.
Osvaldo Golijov, site internet du compositeur.