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Pipe dreams : concerto for flute and strings

by Carl Vine (2003)

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Performance by Emmanuel Pahud, Australian Chamber Orchestra, Richard Tognetti from the CD [Selected works by] Carl Vine.

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Pipe dreams : concerto for flute and strings / Carl Vine.

Library shelf no. 784.71832/VIN 1 [Available for loan]

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Work Overview

There is something innately human about cherishing one's deepest desires while knowing that they are impossible. Part of the model in this work is also the folly that a flute - the instrument itself - might harbour its own secret wishes. In a universe where all is possible, what might a flute dream?

The work uses one of my preferred architectures: a single movement with three sections in the classic form moderate-slow-fast. Although the solo line is unashamedly virtuosic, the intention is not to dazzle but to explore as much dreaminess as possible, filtered through the wilfulness of a metal pipe which believes it has no limits. There is no specific consideration in this music of the opium pipe, from which the term pipe dream originates.

Work Details

Year: 2003

Instrumentation: Flute, string orchestra.

Duration: 13 min.

Difficulty: Advanced — Professional.

Commission note: Commissioned for Emmanuel Pahud, Australian Chamber Orchestra.. Commissioned by ABN AMRO in celebration of new Australian music

First performance: by Emmanuel Pahud, Australian Chamber Orchestra, Richard Tognetti — 12 Jul 03. Sydney Opera House Concert Hall

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Resonate article: The Girl with the Golden Flute: Sharon Bezaly with the ACO by Hannah Reardon-Smith

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Performances of this work

8 Mar 2014: at The Metropolitan Orchestra (Eugene Goossens Hall). Featuring Metropolitan Orchestra, Sarah-Grace Williams, Svetlana Yaroslavskaya.

12 Jul 2013: at QSO: Pipe Dreams (QSO Studio South Bank). Featuring Hayley Radke, Sarah-Grace Williams, Queensland Symphony Orchestra.

12 Jul 13: QSO Studio South Bank, QLD. Featuring Sarah-Grace Williams, Hayley Radke, Queensland Symphony Orchestra.

12 Jul 13: QSO Studio South Bank, QLD. Featuring Sarah-Grace Williams, Queensland Symphony Orchestra, Hayley Radke.

17 Apr 12: Koninlijk Conservatorium, Den Haag, Netherlands. Featuring Students, Kononlijk Conservatorium, Den Haag.

27 Oct 2009: at Australian Chamber Orchestra (Hamer Hall). Featuring Australian Chamber Orchestra, Sharon Bezaly.

25 Oct 2009: at Australian Chamber Orchestra (Hamer Hall). Featuring Sharon Bezaly, Australian Chamber Orchestra.

20 Oct 2009: at Australian Chamber Orchestra (City Recital Hall Angel Place). Featuring Australian Chamber Orchestra, Sharon Bezaly.

18 Oct 2009: at Australian Chamber Orchestra (Sydney Opera House, Concert Hall). Featuring Australian Chamber Orchestra, Sharon Bezaly.

17 Oct 2009: at Australian Chamber Orchestra (City Recital Hall Angel Place). Featuring Sharon Bezaly, Australian Chamber Orchestra.

16 Oct 2009: at Australian Chamber Orchestra (QPAC Concert Hall). Featuring Australian Chamber Orchestra, Sharon Bezaly.

14 Oct 2009: at Australian Chamber Orchestra (City Recital Hall Angel Place). Featuring Sharon Bezaly, Australian Chamber Orchestra.

19 Jul 03: Queensland Performing Arts Centre, Brisbane. Featuring Australian Chamber Orchestra, Richard Tognetti, Emmanuel Pahud.

12 Jul 03: Sydney Opera House Concert Hall. Featuring Emmanuel Pahud, Richard Tognetti, Australian Chamber Orchestra.

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