Pipe dreams : concerto for flute and strings
by Carl Vine (2003)
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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.
Instrumentation: Flute, string orchestra.
Duration: 13 min.
Difficulty: Advanced — Professional.
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- In the form/style of: Concertos
Performances of this work
17 Apr 12: Koninlijk Conservatorium, Den Haag, Netherlands. Featuring Students, Kononlijk Conservatorium, Den Haag.
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