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Love Story

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Love Story

for countertenor and orchestra

Text by Tracy K. Smith


  • Instrumentation: countertenor and orchestra
  • Edition: performance material
  • Order No.: LSHM 50434

Description

Love Story consists of four contiguous settings of a single text by Tracy K. Smith. Each setting suggests a different reading of Smith’s poem, and the four together form a larger narrative arc reminiscent of a song cycle. Instead of using a series of poems, Love Story tells the story of a relationship’s end by revisiting the same narrative details over-and-over – creating new meaning through repetition. The fourth and final setting incorporates musical material from the previous three, transformed by the passing of time and the changing of seasons.

Details
Auftragswerk : Commissioned by the New York Philharmonic for Anthony Roth Costanzo
Difficulty: intermediate
Performance duration: 15' "
Publisher: Schott Helicon Music Corporation
Year of composition: 2021 - 2022
instrumentation: 2.2.2.2-4.3.3.1-timp.1perc(lg b.d, mar, sm sus cym)-hp.cel-str
Performances
Conductor: Jaap van Zweden
Orchestra: New York Philharmonic
2022-02-03 | New York (United States of America), Alice Tully Hall | World Premiere
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Love Story consists of four contiguous settings of a single text by Tracy K. Smith. Each setting suggests a different reading of Smith’s poem, and the four together form a larger narrative arc reminiscent of a song cycle. Instead of using a series of poems, Love Story tells the story of a relationship’s end by revisiting the same narrative details over-and-over – creating new meaning through repetition. The fourth and final setting incorporates musical material from the previous three, transformed by the passing of time and the changing of seasons.

Auftragswerk : Commissioned by the New York Philharmonic for Anthony Roth Costanzo
Difficulty: intermediate
Performance duration: 15' "
Publisher: Schott Helicon Music Corporation
Year of composition: 2021 - 2022
instrumentation: 2.2.2.2-4.3.3.1-timp.1perc(lg b.d, mar, sm sus cym)-hp.cel-str
Conductor: Jaap van Zweden
Orchestra: New York Philharmonic
2022-02-03 | New York (United States of America), Alice Tully Hall | World Premiere