Ian Wilson: from the Book of Longing

Ian Wilson from the Book of Longing
from the Book of Longing

Ian Wilson: from the Book of Longing

Year of composition:
1996
Scored for:
for violin and piano
Composer:
Ian Wilson
Commission:
Commissioned by Catherine Leonard with funds from the Arts Council of Ireland
Duration:
10’
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from the Book of Longing
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from the Book of Longing

Ian Wilson: from the Book of Longing

performing score
for violin and piano , 10’

World première

Location:
Amsterdam
Date:
19.07.1996

Press reviews

“The unusual allure of ‘from the Book of Longing’ was inspired by the New Testament account of the temptation of Christ in the desert. Wilson chose a tangled tango to stand for the temptation, with music of slower sensuality around it, and he teases the ear with many evocative moments in which the music seems just about to – but never does – launch into something familiar.”

(The Irish Times, 28 January 2002. Catherine Leonard, vln, Charles Owen, pno. Mostly Modern Series, Dublin)

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