Eluard / Beckett

Maarten Altena

Year

2000


Duration

25'


Movements

I. A perte de vue dans le sens de mon corps; II. Out of sight in the direction of my body; III. Seconde nature; IV. Second nature; V. L'amoureuse / Lady Love; VI. Elles viennent / they come


Instrumentation

soprano, alto - recorder, clarinet (=bass clarinet, tenor saxophone), trombone, percussion, electric guitar, piano, violin, double bass


Genre

Guitar in the Ensemble


Text/Libretto

French text by Paul Eluad (for soprano), English text by Samuel Beckett (for alto)


Dedication

Maarten Altena Ensemble


Commission

Maarten Altena Ensemble, with funds provided by the Fonds voor de Scheppende Toonkunst


Premiere

Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Kleine Zaal Concertgebouw, 11 December 2000: Maarten Altena Ensemble


Source

composer homepage; MIC Netherlands website;