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Clocks from a Winter's Tale

Clocks from a Winter's Tale

for orchestra


  • Instrumentation: orchestra
  • Edition: performance material

 
description
As its title suggests, Clocks from The Winter's Tale developed out of material originally conceived for Ryan Wigglesworth’s opera based upon William Shakespeare’s play. The subtitle of that play – ‘The Triumph of Time’ – is particularly pertinent. Rash acts are shown to cause catastrophe, while the power of time’s constant progression gradually returns those harmed to their rightful places, and establishes the true course of destiny once more. The circularity of time, the warping of the listener's perception of time, and the juxtaposition of ‘clock’ time and psychological time are the work’s central ideas.
Details
Auftragswerk : Co-commissioned by the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra Amsterdam, The Hallé Orchestra with Cheltenham Music Festival, and Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra
Content text: I The World is a Window
II Janáček’s Wells
III Sea
IV Forest Murmurs
V A Song Before Dawn
VI Mountain
Performance duration: 28'0"
Publisher: Schott Music Ltd., London
Year of composition: 2017
instrumentation: 4(3.pic,4.pic,afl.).2.ca.3(2.Ebcl,3.bcl).2.cbsn-4.4.3.1-timp.3perc-hp-str(12.10.8.6.5)
Performances
Conductor: Ryan Wigglesworth
Orchestra: Hallé Orchestra
2018-05-10 | Manchester (United Kingdom), Bridgewater Hall — 19:30
Conductor: Jonathan Berman
Orchestra: BBC National Orchestra of Wales
2018-01-31 | Cardiff (United Kingdom), Huddinott Hall — 19:30
Conductor: Edward Gardner
Orchestra: Bergen Filharmoniske Orkester
2018-01-25 | Bergen (Norway), Grieghallen — 19:30 | national Premiere
Conductor: Jonathon Heyward
Orchestra: Hallé Orchestra
2017-07-15 | Cheltenham (United Kingdom), Town Hall — 18:00 | national Premiere
Conductor: Ryan Wigglesworth
Orchestra: Koninklijk Concertgebouworkest
2017-05-12 | Amsterdam (Netherlands), Concertgebouw — 20:15
Conductor: Ryan Wigglesworth
Orchestra: Koninklijk Concertgebouworkest
2017-05-11 | Amsterdam (Netherlands), Concertgebouw — 21:15 | World Premiere
As its title suggests, Clocks from The Winter's Tale developed out of material originally conceived for Ryan Wigglesworth’s opera based upon William Shakespeare’s play. The subtitle of that play – ‘The Triumph of Time’ – is particularly pertinent. Rash acts are shown to cause catastrophe, while the power of time’s constant progression gradually returns those harmed to their rightful places, and establishes the true course of destiny once more. The circularity of time, the warping of the listener's perception of time, and the juxtaposition of ‘clock’ time and psychological time are the work’s central ideas.
Auftragswerk : Co-commissioned by the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra Amsterdam, The Hallé Orchestra with Cheltenham Music Festival, and Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra
Content text: I The World is a Window
II Janáček’s Wells
III Sea
IV Forest Murmurs
V A Song Before Dawn
VI Mountain
Performance duration: 28'0"
Publisher: Schott Music Ltd., London
Year of composition: 2017
instrumentation: 4(3.pic,4.pic,afl.).2.ca.3(2.Ebcl,3.bcl).2.cbsn-4.4.3.1-timp.3perc-hp-str(12.10.8.6.5)
Conductor: Ryan Wigglesworth
Orchestra: Hallé Orchestra
2018-05-10 | Manchester (United Kingdom), Bridgewater Hall — 19:30
Conductor: Jonathan Berman
Orchestra: BBC National Orchestra of Wales
2018-01-31 | Cardiff (United Kingdom), Huddinott Hall — 19:30
Conductor: Edward Gardner
Orchestra: Bergen Filharmoniske Orkester
2018-01-25 | Bergen (Norway), Grieghallen — 19:30 | national Premiere
Conductor: Jonathon Heyward
Orchestra: Hallé Orchestra
2017-07-15 | Cheltenham (United Kingdom), Town Hall — 18:00 | national Premiere
Conductor: Ryan Wigglesworth
Orchestra: Koninklijk Concertgebouworkest
2017-05-12 | Amsterdam (Netherlands), Concertgebouw — 20:15
Conductor: Ryan Wigglesworth
Orchestra: Koninklijk Concertgebouworkest
2017-05-11 | Amsterdam (Netherlands), Concertgebouw — 21:15 | World Premiere