Sir Harrison Birtwistle: Antiphonies

  • 3 3 3 3 - 4 4 3 1 - perc(4), hp(2), str(24 0 8 8 8)
  • Duration: 30’
  • Soloists:
    piano
  • Instrumentation details:
    1st flute
    2nd flute (+2nd picc)
    3rd flute (+1st picc)
    1st oboe
    2nd oboe
    3rd oboe (+c.a)
    1st clarinet in Bb
    2nd clarinet in Bb (+cl(Eb))
    3rd clarinet in Bb (+cl(Eb)
    bass cl(Bb))
    1st bassoon
    2nd bassoon (+2nd cbsn)
    3rd bassoon (+1st cbsn)
    1st horn in F
    2nd horn in F
    3rd horn in F
    4th horn in F
    1st trumpet in C (+picc.tpt)
    2nd trumpet in C (+picc.tpt)
    3rd trumpet in C
    4th trumpet in C
    1st trombone
    2nd trombone
    3rd trombone (+cb.tuba)
    tuba
    1st percussion
    2nd percussion
    3rd percussion
    4th percussion
    1st harp
    2nd harp
    1-4th violin
    5-8th violin
    9-12th violin
    13-16th violin
    17-20th violin
    21-24th violin
    1-4th viola
    5-8th viola
    1-4th violoncello
    5-8th violoncello
    1-4th contrabass
    5-8th contrabass
  • Composer: Sir Harrison Birtwistle
  • Piano reduction: Simon Dale
  • Dedication: to the memory of Howard Hartog
  • Commission: Commissioned by Vincent Meyer for the Philharmonia Orchestra, and Betty Freeman for the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra

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World première

Location:
Paris (FR)
Date:
05.05.1993
Orchestra:
Philharmonia Orchestra
Conductor:
Pierre Boulez
Main soloists:
Joanna MacGregor, pn

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