Oliver Knussen (1952-2018)

O Hototogisu! fragment of a Japonisme (2017)

for soprano, flute and large ensemble of twenty-two instrumentalists

  • General information
    • Composition date : 2017
    • Duration : 8 mn
    • Publisher : Faber Music
    • Commission: Birmingham Contemporary Music Group et Snape Maltings
    • Libretto (details, author) :

      adaptation par le compositeur de haikus des XVIIe et XIXe siècles.

Detailed formation
  • soloists : soprano, flute
  • alto flute, oboe (also English horn), clarinet, bass clarinet, bassoon, 2 horns, trumpet, trombone, piano (also celesta), 2 percussionists, harp, 4 violins, 2 violas, 2 cellos, double bass

Premiere information

  • Date : 23 June 2017
    Location :

    Royaume-Uni, Snape Maltings, Britten Studio, Aldeburgh Festival


    Performers :

    Claire Booth, soprano ; Marie-Christine Zupancic, flûte ; Birmingham Contemporary Music Group ; Oliver Knussen, direction.