George Benjamin (1960)

A Mind of Winter (1981)

for soprano and orchestra

  • General information
    • Composition date : 1981
    • Duration : 10 mn
    • Publisher : Faber Music
    • Commission: Scottish Chamber Orchestra et Aldeburgh Festival
    • Libretto (details, author) :

      Wallace Stevens : 'The Snow Man'

Detailed formation
  • soloist : 1 solo soprano
  • 2 piccolos (also 1 flute), 2 oboes (also 1 English horn), 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons, 2 horns, 1 piccolo trumpet, 1 percussionist, 6 violins, 6 second violins, 4 violas, 4 cellos, 2 double basses

Premiere information

  • Date : 26 June 1981
    Location :

    Aldeburgh Festival, Snape Maltings (Angleterre)


    Performers :

    Teresa Cahill (soprano), Scottish Chamber Orchestra, direction: Jerzy Maksymiuk