John Adams (1947)

Scheherazade.2 (2014)

dramatic symphonic for violin and orchestra

  • General information
    • Composition date : 2014
    • Duration : 50 mn
    • Editor : Boosey & Hawkes
Detailed formation
  • 2 flutes (also piccolo), 2 oboes, 2 clarinets (also bass clarinet), 2 bassoons, contrabassoon, 4 horns, 2 trumpets, 3 trombones, 3 percussionists, 2 harp, cymbalom, celesta, strings

Creation information

  • Date : 26 March 2015
    Location :

    États-Unis, New York, Avery Fisher Hall


    Performers :

    Leila Josefowicz, violon ; New York Philharmonic ; Alan Gilbert, direction.

Table of contents

  • I. Tale of the Wise Young Woman-Pursuit by the True Believers
  • II. A Long Desire (love scene)  
  • III. Scheherazade and the Men with Beards
  • IV. Escape, Flight, Sanctuary