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Frank Martin: Les quatre Éléments

  • for orchestra
  • 3 3 3 3 - 4 3 3 1 - alto sax(Eb), bellssp, vib, xyl(2), pno, cel, hp(2), timp, perc(3), str
  • Duration: 20’
  • Instrumentation details:
    piccolo
    1. flute
    2. flute (+ picc.)
    1. oboe
    2. oboe
    cor anglais
    1. clarinet in B
    2. clarinet in B (+ cl.(Eb))
    bass clarinet in B
    alto saxophone in Eb
    1. bassoon
    2. bassoon
    contrabassoon
    1. horn in F
    2. horn in F
    3. horn in F
    4. horn in F
    1. trumpet in C
    2. trumpet in C
    3. trumpet in C
    1. trombone
    2. trombone
    3. trombone
    tuba
    1. harp
    2. harp
    celesta
    pno
    timpani
    perc (3)
    glockenspiel, vibaphon, xylophon (2)
    violin I
    violin II
    viola
    violoncello
    contrabass
  • Composer: Frank Martin
  • Table of contents:
    La Terre
    L'Eau
    L'Air
    Le Feu

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World première

Location:
Lausanne (CH)
Date:
07.10.1964
Conductor:
Ernest Ansermet

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