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Responses

Responses

Sweet disorder and the carefully careless


  • Instrumentation: piano and orchestra
  • Edition: study score
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Incl. VAT and excl. shipping Weight: 0.36 kg

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Description

This characteristically ever-evolving, single (29-minute) movement bears the remarkable title Responses: Sweet Disorder and the Carefully Careless, which is that of a book of essays by Birtwistle’s friend Robert Maxwell... The composer must not be “too precise in every part”, a frequent failing of the post-Schoenbergian serial music on which Birtwistle cut his teeth. But his own imagination has never subordinated itself to mathematics, and certainly doesn’t in this turbulent, scherzo-like, brilliantly multilayered score (a melodic thread always on hand to lead us through the maze of invention)... the soloist-and-tutti relationship, Birtwistle’s abiding concern, went into a dazzling new dimension.

Details
Auftragswerk : Commissioned by the Bayerischer Rundfunk Musica Viva, the London Philharmonic Orchestra, Casa da Música Porto, and the Boston Symphony Orchestra
Binding: Saddle stitching
ISBN: 978-1-78454-531-4
ISMN: 979-0-060-13618-4
Performance duration: 29'0"
Publisher: Boosey & Hawkes, London
Series: Hawkes Pocket Scores
UPC: 888680967536
Year of composition: 2013-2014
page number: 100
Performances
Conductor: Stefan Asbury
Orchestra: Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks
2014-10-24 | München (Germany), Herkulessaal | World Premiere

This characteristically ever-evolving, single (29-minute) movement bears the remarkable title Responses: Sweet Disorder and the Carefully Careless, which is that of a book of essays by Birtwistle’s friend Robert Maxwell... The composer must not be “too precise in every part”, a frequent failing of the post-Schoenbergian serial music on which Birtwistle cut his teeth. But his own imagination has never subordinated itself to mathematics, and certainly doesn’t in this turbulent, scherzo-like, brilliantly multilayered score (a melodic thread always on hand to lead us through the maze of invention)... the soloist-and-tutti relationship, Birtwistle’s abiding concern, went into a dazzling new dimension.

Auftragswerk : Commissioned by the Bayerischer Rundfunk Musica Viva, the London Philharmonic Orchestra, Casa da Música Porto, and the Boston Symphony Orchestra
Binding: Saddle stitching
ISBN: 978-1-78454-531-4
ISMN: 979-0-060-13618-4
Performance duration: 29'0"
Publisher: Boosey & Hawkes, London
Series: Hawkes Pocket Scores
UPC: 888680967536
Year of composition: 2013-2014
page number: 100
Conductor: Stefan Asbury
Orchestra: Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks
2014-10-24 | München (Germany), Herkulessaal | World Premiere