John Adams (1947)

Fearful Symmetries (1988)

for orchestra

  • General information
    • Composition date : 1988
    • Duration : 27 mn
    • Publisher : Boosey & Hawkes
    • Commission: Orchestra of St. Lukes
Detailed formation
  • 2 flutes (also 2 piccolos), 2 oboes (also 1 English horn), 2 clarinets, 1 bass clarinet, 1 bassoon, 1 soprano saxophone, 2 alto saxophones, 1 baritone saxophone, 2 horns, 3 trumpets, 3 trombones, 1 timpani, 1 piano, 1 electronic/MIDI keyboard/synthesizer, 1 electronic/MIDI keyboard/synthesizer [sampler] , 6 violins, 6 violas, 4 cellos, 2 double basses [nombre de cordes minimum]

Premiere information

  • Date : 29 October 1988
    Location :

    New York, Avery Fisher Hall


    Performers :

    l'Orchestre de St Lukes, direction : John Adams.