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Live Oaks

Live Oaks

for Piano Quintet


  • Instrumentation: piano quintet
  • Edition: score and parts
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Description
We all grew up on the monumental piano quintets of the past – such thrilling music. But as I began to write a piano quintet myself, ‘the way in’ eluded me. I kept thinking, a piano and a string quartet need e ach other like a hole in the head. Why combine them anyway? I looked to the masters for inspiration and along the way became convinced that even they had grappled with this question. Perhaps it was no coincidence that Schumann, Brahms, Dvořák, Franck, Elgar, Shostakovich and Carter had each written only one. Finding my own answer was difficult and took a long time. When the answer finally came – it gave me great joy. My Piano Quintet reflects that joy as no other piece I’ve ever written has done. Tobias Picker
Details
Auftragswerk : Commissioned by Da Camera of Houston. This commission was made possible by the Chamber Music America Classical Commissioning Program, with generous funding provided by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the Chamber Music America Endowment Fund.
Performance duration: 30' 0"
Publisher: Schott Helicon Music Corporation
Series: Edition Schott
Year of composition: 2010
instrumentation: 2vn.va.vc-pno
page number: 178
Delivery rights: worldwide
We all grew up on the monumental piano quintets of the past – such thrilling music. But as I began to write a piano quintet myself, ‘the way in’ eluded me. I kept thinking, a piano and a string quartet need e ach other like a hole in the head. Why combine them anyway? I looked to the masters for inspiration and along the way became convinced that even they had grappled with this question. Perhaps it was no coincidence that Schumann, Brahms, Dvořák, Franck, Elgar, Shostakovich and Carter had each written only one. Finding my own answer was difficult and took a long time. When the answer finally came – it gave me great joy. My Piano Quintet reflects that joy as no other piece I’ve ever written has done. Tobias Picker
Auftragswerk : Commissioned by Da Camera of Houston. This commission was made possible by the Chamber Music America Classical Commissioning Program, with generous funding provided by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the Chamber Music America Endowment Fund.
Performance duration: 30' 0"
Publisher: Schott Helicon Music Corporation
Series: Edition Schott
Year of composition: 2010
instrumentation: 2vn.va.vc-pno
page number: 178
Delivery rights: worldwide