29047-dufourt-hugues-on-the-wings-of-the-morning
search
  • 29047-dufourt-hugues-on-the-wings-of-the-morning

On the wings of the morning

Play

a sample

€70.00
Quantity

Excerpt

30/11/2012 - Köln (Germany), Philharmonie - Nicolas Hodges (piano), WDR sinfonieorchester Köln, Ilan Volkov (conductor)

The title of this concerto is taken from the classic Aspects of Death in Early Greek Art and Poetry (1979) by American archaeologist and philologist Emily Dickinson Townsend Vermeule. Chapter V is entitled "On the Wings of the Morning: the Pornography of Death". It concerns cases of sudden death, unexpected disappearances, the abduction of males by a kind of bird-woman or lion-woman - Harpies, Sphinxes or Sirens - monstrous creatures whose appeal is fatal. Worshipers of Dionysus have often observed the ease and provocative grace of these temptresses, their wild brash gestures resembling more those of a panther. For the dazzled victim, the flight toward the heights culminates in a macabre embrace. Beating wings, scattered bones, such is the depiction of the "pornography of death".
On the wings of the morning is an allusion to the uncertainties of the present day, to its modern Furies. This piano concerto does not strive for picturesque effects and does not have an illustrative character. The evocation of the "Bacchantes of Hades" is simply a moment of phantasmagoria with the half-light of shadows playing over taut surfaces. The orchestra comports itself like a tumultuous mass whose conflictive dynamic is dominant. The association of the clarinet and trombone sections, conceived as paradoxical material, sets the tonality for entire work: bitter presences, dismal mundanity, and echoless vaults. Time is nothing more than a labyrinth of transitory moments. The pianist takes on the role of the convict from Faulkner's Wild Palms, obliged to paddle along the swollen Mississippi. The Flood, demonic apparitions, wind and cold are his lot. His task is to skirt the depths. This piano is in spirit neither constructivist nor combinatory. It is a spirit of survival, concentrated on the intensification of material and the plasticity of movement.
Commissioned by the Westdeutscher Rundfunk in Cologne, this concerto for piano and large orchestra is dedicated to Nicolas Hodges.

Hugues Dufourt


On the wings of the morning

Play

a sample

€70.00
Quantity

Quick delivery

Satisfied or refunded

Secured payment

French knowledge


Any question ? 01 56 68 86 65

Details

Référence
29047
ISBN/ISMN
9790230990479
Instruments
Piano and orchestra
Release date
26/03/2012
Editions
Lemoine
Pages
92
Support
Partition
Genre
Contemporary
Sponsor
Westdeutscher Rundfunk Köln
Dedication
à Nicolas Hodges
ISWC
T-702.963.551.8



More Details

Duration
25'
Marking Scheme
AF

Similar songs and books

Clients comments

Be the first to give your feedback. Login or create an account to rate this product.