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Program note: Carl Vine's "Percussion Symphony"

  • by Gordon Kerry — © Gordon Kerry
  • Source: Published by Symphony Services
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Carl Vine (born 1954)
Percussion Symphony (Symphony No.5)

The notion of a fifth symphony has a certain cachet, thanks to composers like Beethoven, Tchaikovsky and Mahler, for each of whom the number represents a work of particular importance. Carl Vine has completed six symphonies to date, the most recent being a choral work. That his Fifth is a departure from the world of its predecessors is flagged by its being titled Percussion Symphony: a work for four soloists and orchestra inevitably makes certain demands, even if, as in ...


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