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Two Nocturnes

Two Nocturnes

for piano quartet


  • Instrumentation: piano, violin, viola and cello
  • Edition: score and parts
  • Order No.: ED 13420
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Incl. VAT and excl. shipping Weight: 0.12 kg

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Description
The two nocturnes were composed immediately after major surgery, against a deadline, and, despite the music sounding unlike anything I have written before, I decided to keep them exactly as they turned out. 2010 is a Chopin year, and I made this pair of nocturnes into a little tribute, after playing through and listening to most of his output. Never before had I composed under these drugged conditions – the musical dimensions were enormously exaggerated, with each interval and each phrase being elongated out of all proportion, and the whole few minutes filling the whole of time and space. The orchestration, for piano quartet, was influenced by the very neo-classical feel of the chamber version of the concertos, and the harmonic language very much the result of pondering Chopin’s very individual take on J.S Bach. They are dedicated to James MacMillan and Amelia Freedman respectively. Sir Peter Maxwell Davies (2010)
Details
Auftragswerk : Nocturne No. 1 was commissioned for the "At Lunch" series by Britten Sinfonia and Wigmore Hall with funding from Arts Council England/Nocturne No. 2 was written for Amelia Freedman's 70th birthday
Binding: Saddle stitching
ISMN: 979-0-2201-3267-4
Opus: op. 307
Performance duration: 5'0"
Publisher: Schott Music Ltd., London
Uraufführung : 6. Oktober 2010 London, Wigmore Hall (UK) · Britten Sinfonia (World Premiere of Nocturne No. 1)

21. November 2010 London, Wigmore Hall (UK) Amelia Freedman 70th birthday concert · Nash Ensemble (World Premiere of Nocturne No. 2)
Year of composition: 2010
instrumentation: pno-vln.va.vc
page number: 20
Performances
2013-08-30 | Livorno (Italy), Grand Hotel Palazzo — 21:00 | national Premiere
2013-04-11 | London (United Kingdom), 22 Mansfield Street — 19:00
2010-11-21 | London (United Kingdom), Wigmore Hall — 19.00 h | World Premiere
2010-10-15 | Birmingham (United Kingdom), Town Hall — 13.00 h
2010-10-12 | Cambridge (United Kingdom), West Road Concert Hall — 13.00 h
2010-10-08 | Norwich (United Kingdom), The Assemble House — 13.00 h
2010-10-06 | London (United Kingdom), Wigmore Hall | World Premiere
The two nocturnes were composed immediately after major surgery, against a deadline, and, despite the music sounding unlike anything I have written before, I decided to keep them exactly as they turned out. 2010 is a Chopin year, and I made this pair of nocturnes into a little tribute, after playing through and listening to most of his output. Never before had I composed under these drugged conditions – the musical dimensions were enormously exaggerated, with each interval and each phrase being elongated out of all proportion, and the whole few minutes filling the whole of time and space. The orchestration, for piano quartet, was influenced by the very neo-classical feel of the chamber version of the concertos, and the harmonic language very much the result of pondering Chopin’s very individual take on J.S Bach. They are dedicated to James MacMillan and Amelia Freedman respectively. Sir Peter Maxwell Davies (2010)
Auftragswerk : Nocturne No. 1 was commissioned for the "At Lunch" series by Britten Sinfonia and Wigmore Hall with funding from Arts Council England/Nocturne No. 2 was written for Amelia Freedman's 70th birthday
Binding: Saddle stitching
ISMN: 979-0-2201-3267-4
Opus: op. 307
Performance duration: 5'0"
Publisher: Schott Music Ltd., London
Uraufführung : 6. Oktober 2010 London, Wigmore Hall (UK) · Britten Sinfonia (World Premiere of Nocturne No. 1)

21. November 2010 London, Wigmore Hall (UK) Amelia Freedman 70th birthday concert · Nash Ensemble (World Premiere of Nocturne No. 2)
Year of composition: 2010
instrumentation: pno-vln.va.vc
page number: 20
2013-08-30 | Livorno (Italy), Grand Hotel Palazzo — 21:00 | national Premiere
2013-04-11 | London (United Kingdom), 22 Mansfield Street — 19:00
2010-11-21 | London (United Kingdom), Wigmore Hall — 19.00 h | World Premiere
2010-10-15 | Birmingham (United Kingdom), Town Hall — 13.00 h
2010-10-12 | Cambridge (United Kingdom), West Road Concert Hall — 13.00 h
2010-10-08 | Norwich (United Kingdom), The Assemble House — 13.00 h
2010-10-06 | London (United Kingdom), Wigmore Hall | World Premiere