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MANTOVANI Bruno

Threnos

  • Category / Instrument : Orchestra
  • Orchestration : 4(2picc).2(+ca).3(+clB).2(+cbn) / 4.4.3.1 / timb / 4perc / hp / strings
  • Duration : 16'30
  • Genre : contemporary
  • Sortiment : Score
  • Number of pages : 51
  • Format : A3
  • Publisher : Lemoine
  • Code : 29398
  • Published : 10/10/2018
  • ISBN / ISMN : 9790230993982

Premiere

18/10/2018 - Chicago (United States), Symphony Center - Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Marin Alsop (conductor)

Commissioned

The Chicago Symphony Orchestra

Dedication

to Marin Alsop

Note

The term "Threnos" came into existence in Ancient Greece and designates a funereal lamentation - be it musical or literary. If modern composers such as Igor Stravinsky or Krzysztof Penderecki have given this title to their works, the Renaissance constitutes the Golden Age for this contemplative lament. Generally, a "Threnos" is a slow piece, even a static one.
I have made the opposite choice. In fact, here it entails a celebration that is at once violent, virtuostic and extraverted. The military quality comes from the use of four snare drums which create a continuum extended to the orchestra through string tremolos and woodwind bisbigliandi.
The texture is thus very dense, even in the most ethereal sections, and leans towards white noise, even saturation.

Threnos is a commission of the Chicago Symphony Orchesta on the occasion of the celebration of the Centennial of the First World War.

Bruno Mantovani


MANTOVANI Bruno

Biography

Bruno Mantovani was born on October 8, 1974. After receiving five first prizes from the Paris Conservatory (analysis, aesthetics, orchestration, composition, music history) and attending the computer music Cursus at Ircam, he began an international career. His works have been performed at the Concertgebouw [...]

Concerts

    • 17.03.2020
    • Streets
    • Porto (Portugal)
    • Casa da Musica
    • Remix Ensemble, Emilio Pomarico (cond.)
    • 27.02.2020
    • D'un rêve parti
    • Madrid (Spain)
    • Auditorio Nacional de Musica
    • Grupo Plural Ensemble, Bruno Mantovani (cond.)
    • 27.02.2020
    • Concerto de chambre n°2
    • Madrid (Spain)
    • Auditorio Nacional de Musica
    • Grupo Plural Ensemble, Bruno Mantovani (cond.)
    • 15.02.2020
    • Danse libre
    • Amiens (France)
    • Auditorium Dutilleux
    • Marcel Cara (hp), Orchestre de Picardie, Arie van Beek (cond.)

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