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Retonica

Sheet Music: Score

Retonica : for full orchestra / by Elena Kats-Chernin.

by Elena Kats-Chernin (1993)

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  • Library Availability: Q 784.2/KAT 3 — Available for loan
  • Instrumentation: 3 flutes/piccolo, 3 oboes, 2 clarinets, bass clarinet, bassoon, contrabassoon, 4 horns, 3 trumpets, 3 trombones, tuba, percussion (3 players), harp, harpsichord (amplified, doubles celesta), prepared piano, 2 button accordions, strings.
  • Audio Sample

    From the CD Works for orchestra. Vol. 4

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As I was writing this piece, I became interested in thinking about the whole notion of tonality. I had spent many years prior to this doing experimental works and I found that I was being drawn back to the idea of a tonic, which for me is always 'do' or C, and also the idea of a tonic as a restorative or re-energizing element. I wrote the work just before my ensemble piece Clocks, and in many ways the two works are related: both contain sections of clock-like mechanistic material. This was one of the first big pieces I had written to that date, and in some ways this reassessment of tonality was a great release for me -- it was the first of many works that came like a flood in the following years. It is also one of the first works where I reduced all the materials to their barest and simplest form. I used that distilled point of single focus as a base (or tonic) over which I re-assembled the work, always mindful to not lose that simplicity I had worked so hard to gain.

Elena Kats-Chernin

Published by: Australian Music Centre (under licence from Boosey & Hawkes) — 1 score (40p. -- A3 (portrait))

Difficulty: Advanced

Duration: 13 mins

Commission info: Written for Stockholm Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, but not premiered by them.

First performance by Sydney Symphony, Edo de Waart — 11 Nov 98. Sydney Town Hall

Typeset edition.

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Works for orchestra. Vol. 4
CD: Works for orchestra. Vol. 4 / Elena Kats-Chernin.

 

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