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Feldman's Sixpenny Editions

Feldman's Sixpenny Editions

for ensemble


  • Instrumentation: Ensemble
  • Edition: performance material

 
Description
Feldmans was a music shop in London in the early 20th century. They sold collections of popular music for playing at home, and some of these were called Feldman’s Sixpenny Editions. Collections like these were among my first feverish encounters with music as a boy. I fell in love with pieces like Martial Steps and The dog barks, the caravan passes on. I entered into them completely, becoming one not only with the music, but with the paper they were printed on, and the advertisements on the back. I pored over these, laying my face on them, waiting for signs of my future direction. The piano plays a significant role in the music. The second movement, Home Thoughts – the centre of my world – is for piano solo. Later, the pianist is asked to play fearless octaves, to be Horowitz, nothing less. The last piece in the collection, The Innermost Secret, refers to the lunches Satie had with Debussy. Satie said that Debussy cooked pork chops ”with the innermost secret“. Gerald Barry
Details
Auftragswerk : Co-commissioned by The London Sinfonietta and The St. Paul Chamber Orchestra
Content text: I Martial Steps
II Home Thoughts
III An Afternoon Sleep
IV Free From Care
V A Bumpkin's Dance
VI At Dusk
VII The dog barks, the caravan passes on
VIII The Innermost Secret
Performance duration: 20'0"
Publisher: Schott Music Ltd., London
Uraufführung : 10. März 2011 London, Queen Elizabeth Hall (UK) · Dirigent: Thomas Adès · London Sinfonietta
Year of composition: 2008-2009
instrumentation: 1(afl).1.1.bcl.1-2.1.1.0-pno(cel)-str(1.1.1.1.1)
Performances
Conductor: Patricia Kopatchinskaja
Orchestra: Camerata Bern
2019-02-03 | Bern (Switzerland), Theater National
Conductor: Patricia Kopatchinskaja
Orchestra: Camerata Bern
2019-02-01 | Zug (Switzerland), Casino Theater
Conductor: Joel Sachs
Orchestra: New Juilliard Ensemble
2017-10-03 | New York (United States of America), Peter Jay Sharp Theater, The Julliard School — 19:30
Conductor: Clark Rundell
2015-01-27 | Manchester (United Kingdom), RNCM Concert Hall — 19:30
Conductor: Bill Linwood
Orchestra: Aventa Ensemble
2013-11-17 | Victoria (Canada), Phillip T. Young Recital Hall | national Premiere
Conductor: Thomas Zehetmair
Orchestra: St Paul Chamber Orchestra
2012-03-31 | Saint Paul, MN (United States of America), St. Paul\'s United Church of Christ — 20.00 h
Conductor: Thomas Zehetmair
Orchestra: St Paul Chamber Orchestra
2012-03-30 | Eden Prairie, MN (United States of America), Wooddale Church — 20.00 h
Conductor: Thomas Zehetmair
Orchestra: St Paul Chamber Orchestra
2012-03-29 | Stillwater, MN (United States of America), Trinity Lutheran Church — 19.30 h | national Premiere
Conductor: Clement Power
Orchestra: Birmingham Contemporary Music Group
2012-02-03 | Birmingham (United Kingdom), CBSO Centre — 19.30 h
Conductor: Thomas Adès
Orchestra: London Sinfonietta
2011-03-10 | London (United Kingdom), Queen Elizabeth Hall — 19.30 h | World Premiere
Feldmans was a music shop in London in the early 20th century. They sold collections of popular music for playing at home, and some of these were called Feldman’s Sixpenny Editions. Collections like these were among my first feverish encounters with music as a boy. I fell in love with pieces like Martial Steps and The dog barks, the caravan passes on. I entered into them completely, becoming one not only with the music, but with the paper they were printed on, and the advertisements on the back. I pored over these, laying my face on them, waiting for signs of my future direction. The piano plays a significant role in the music. The second movement, Home Thoughts – the centre of my world – is for piano solo. Later, the pianist is asked to play fearless octaves, to be Horowitz, nothing less. The last piece in the collection, The Innermost Secret, refers to the lunches Satie had with Debussy. Satie said that Debussy cooked pork chops ”with the innermost secret“. Gerald Barry
Auftragswerk : Co-commissioned by The London Sinfonietta and The St. Paul Chamber Orchestra
Content text: I Martial Steps
II Home Thoughts
III An Afternoon Sleep
IV Free From Care
V A Bumpkin's Dance
VI At Dusk
VII The dog barks, the caravan passes on
VIII The Innermost Secret
Performance duration: 20'0"
Publisher: Schott Music Ltd., London
Uraufführung : 10. März 2011 London, Queen Elizabeth Hall (UK) · Dirigent: Thomas Adès · London Sinfonietta
Year of composition: 2008-2009
instrumentation: 1(afl).1.1.bcl.1-2.1.1.0-pno(cel)-str(1.1.1.1.1)
Conductor: Patricia Kopatchinskaja
Orchestra: Camerata Bern
2019-02-03 | Bern (Switzerland), Theater National
Conductor: Patricia Kopatchinskaja
Orchestra: Camerata Bern
2019-02-01 | Zug (Switzerland), Casino Theater
Conductor: Joel Sachs
Orchestra: New Juilliard Ensemble
2017-10-03 | New York (United States of America), Peter Jay Sharp Theater, The Julliard School — 19:30
Conductor: Clark Rundell
2015-01-27 | Manchester (United Kingdom), RNCM Concert Hall — 19:30
Conductor: Bill Linwood
Orchestra: Aventa Ensemble
2013-11-17 | Victoria (Canada), Phillip T. Young Recital Hall | national Premiere
Conductor: Thomas Zehetmair
Orchestra: St Paul Chamber Orchestra
2012-03-31 | Saint Paul, MN (United States of America), St. Paul\'s United Church of Christ — 20.00 h
Conductor: Thomas Zehetmair
Orchestra: St Paul Chamber Orchestra
2012-03-30 | Eden Prairie, MN (United States of America), Wooddale Church — 20.00 h
Conductor: Thomas Zehetmair
Orchestra: St Paul Chamber Orchestra
2012-03-29 | Stillwater, MN (United States of America), Trinity Lutheran Church — 19.30 h | national Premiere
Conductor: Clement Power
Orchestra: Birmingham Contemporary Music Group
2012-02-03 | Birmingham (United Kingdom), CBSO Centre — 19.30 h
Conductor: Thomas Adès
Orchestra: London Sinfonietta
2011-03-10 | London (United Kingdom), Queen Elizabeth Hall — 19.30 h | World Premiere
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