Thomas Adès (1971)
Sonata da Caccia (1993 -1994)
for three instrumentalists
- General information
1993 - 1994
- Duration: 14 mn
- Publisher: Faber Music, Londres, 1994
- Opus: 11
- Commission: BBC
- Composition date: 1993 - 1994
- Chamber music [Woodwind, brass, and keyboard trio]
- oboe [ou hautbois baroque] , horn, harpsichord
19 April 1994
Royaume-Uni, Birmingham, BBC Pebble Mill
le Birmingham Contemporary Music Group, direction : Thomas Adès.
The combination of oboe, horn and harpsichord was devised by Debussy for the fourth of his instrumental sonatas, which death prevented him from composing. This piece could be imagined as a ‘homage’ to Debussy and Couperin, in the manner of the latter’s L’Apothéose de Corelli or L’Apothéose de Lulli. All indications in French are taken from works of Couperin. Dynamic indications (in round brackets) and other markings (in square brackets) are to be treated as the benign suggestions of a very expert editor.