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The lost art of letter writing : for violin and orchestra

by Brett Dean (2006)

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Performance by Kristian Winther, ANAM Orchestra of the Academy, Brett Dean from the CD Works by Gordon Kerry, Don Banks [and] Brett Dean

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The lost art of letter writing : for violin and orchestra / Brett Dean

Library shelf no. Q 784.272/DEA 1 [Available for loan]

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Work Details

Year: 2006

Instrumentation: 3 flutes (2nd doubling alto flute, 1st & 3rd doubling piccolo), 2 oboes (both doubling cor anglais), 2 clarinets in B flat (2nd doubling bass clarinet), bass clarinet in B flat (doubling contrabass clarinet), 2 bassoons (2nd doubling contrabassoon), 4 horns in F, 2 trumpets in C, trombone, bass trombone, tuba, timpani, percussion (4 players), upright piano/celeste, grand piano, harp, solo violin, strings (recommended strength: 14-12-10-8-6).

Duration: 38 min.

Difficulty: Advanced — Professional.

Contents note: I. Hamburg, 1854 -- II. The Hague, 1882 -- III. Vienna, 1886 -- IV. Jerilderie, 1879.

Dedication note: Dedicated to Frank Peter Zimmermann

Commission note: Commissioned by Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra, K├ÂlnMusik GmbH.

First performance: by Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Martyn Brabbins, Frank Peter Zimmermann — 8 Mar 07. Philharmonie, Cologne, Germany

Awards & Prizes

Year Award Placing Awarded for/to
2009 The Grawemeyer Award for Music Composition Winner Brett Dean

Analysis

Article: Interrogating the Orchestra
Craig Smith — © Santa Fe New Mexican
Source: The Santa Fe New Mexican, 14 August 2009

Program note: Brett Dean's "The lost art of letter writing"
by Brett Dean

Resonate article: 2012 Helpmann Awards by Australian Music Centre

Resonate article: Australian premiere for Dean's award-winning concerto by Australian Music Centre

Resonate article: ANAM: Ligeti, Haydn, Dean by Anthony Lyons

Performances of this work

10 Dec 11: featuring Frank Peter Zimmermann, Jonathan Nott, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra.

10 Dec 2011: at Melbourne Symphony Orchestra (Melbourne Town Hall). Featuring Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Jonathan Nott, Frank Peter Zimmermann.

9 Dec 11: featuring Frank Peter Zimmermann, Jonathan Nott, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra.

9 Dec 2011: at Melbourne Symphony Orchestra (Melbourne Town Hall). Featuring Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Jonathan Nott, Frank Peter Zimmermann.

8 Dec 2011: at Melbourne Symphony Orchestra (Melbourne Town Hall). Featuring Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Frank Peter Zimmermann, Jonathan Nott.

8 Dec 11: Melbourne Town Hall, VIC. Featuring Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Frank Peter Zimmermann, Jonathan Nott.

3 Dec 2011: at Sydney Symphony: Dean, Brahms, Schubert (Sydney Opera House, Concert Hall). Featuring Frank Peter Zimmermann, Jonathan Nott, Sydney Symphony.

2 Dec 2011: at Sydney Symphony: Dean, Brahms, Schubert (Sydney Opera House, Concert Hall). Featuring Sydney Symphony, Jonathan Nott, Frank Peter Zimmermann.

1 Dec 2011: at Sydney Symphony: Dean, Brahms, Schubert (Sydney Opera House, Concert Hall). Featuring Sydney Symphony, Jonathan Nott, Frank Peter Zimmermann.

10 Nov 2011: at Stockholm Composer Festival (Stockholm Concert Hall (Konserthuset)).

8 Oct 2011: at ASO Master Series (Festival Theatre - Adelaide Festival Centre). Featuring Sophie Rowell, Arvo Volmer, Adelaide Symphony Orchestra.

7 Oct 2011: at ASO Master Series (Festival Theatre - Adelaide Festival Centre). Featuring Arvo Volmer, Sophie Rowell, Adelaide Symphony Orchestra.

21 Nov 2009: at The Lost Art of Letter Writing (Australian National Academy of Music (ANAM)). Featuring Kristian Winther, Brett Dean, ANAM Orchestra of the Academy.

8 Mar 07: Philharmonie, Cologne, Germany. Featuring Frank Peter Zimmermann, Martyn Brabbins, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra.

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