Sir Harrison Birtwistle: Melencolia I

  • Hf, StrOrch 1(15 0 6 6 4), StrOrch 2(15 0 6 6 4)
  • Duration: 24’
  • Soloists:
    Klarinette in A
  • Instrumentation details:
    Harfe
    Streichorchester 1: Violine (15)
    Viola (6)
    Violoncello (6)
    Kontrabass (4)
    Streichorchester 2: Violine (15)
    Viola (6)
    Violoncello (6)
    Kontrabass (4)
  • Komponist: Sir Harrison Birtwistle
  • Dedication: Dedicated to the memory of Tony Wright (of Universal Edition)
  • Commission: Commissioned for Musica Nova 1976 by the Scottish National Orchestra Society
  • Remarks: Melencolia I by Albrecht Dürer

Work introduction

Audiosamples

World première

Location:
Glasgow (GB)
Date:
18.09.1976
Orchestra:
Scottish National Orchestra
Conductor:
Gibson Alexander
Main soloists:
Hacker Alan, clar

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