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Testament : music for 12 violas

by Brett Dean (2002)

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Performance by Martyn Brabbins from the CD lost art of letter writing

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Testament : music for 12 violas / Brett Dean.

Library shelf no. Q 785.7319/DEA 1 [Available for loan]

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Work Details

Year: 2002

Instrumentation: 12 violas.

Duration: 14 min.

Difficulty: Advanced — Professional.

Dedication note: For the violas of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, with all my repsect, admiration and best wishes.

Commission note: Commissioned by Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra.

Incorporates extended techniques.

Analysis

Program note: Brett Dean's "Testament"
by Brett Dean
Source: the score of this work

Performances of this work

30 Jul 2016: at WASO: Dean and Beethoven (Perth Concert Hall). Featuring West Australian Symphony Orchestra, Simone Young.

29 Jul 2016: at WASO: Dean and Beethoven (Perth Concert Hall). Featuring Simone Young, West Australian Symphony Orchestra.

28 Jul 2016: at WASO: Dean and Beethoven (Perth Concert Hall). Featuring West Australian Symphony Orchestra, Simone Young.

7 Nov 2015: at EROICA (Adelaide Town Hall). Featuring Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, Brett Dean, Brett Dean.

6 Nov 2015: at EROICA (Adelaide Town Hall). Featuring Brett Dean, Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, Brett Dean.

27 Aug 2015: at Testament (Australian National Academy of Music (ANAM)). Featuring Dominic Harvey, Alexina Hawkins, Chiaroscuro.

25 Oct 2014: at Testament (Elisabeth Murdoch Hall). Featuring ANAM Orchestra of the Academy, Nicholas Collon, Aurora Orchestra.

25 Oct 14: Elisabeth Murdoch Hall, VIC. Featuring ANAM Orchestra of the Academy.

13 Jun 13: Elisabeth Murdoch Hall, VIC. Featuring Daniel Harding.

13 Jun 13: Elisabeth Murdoch Hall, VIC. Featuring Daniel Harding.

13 Jun 2013: at Mahler Chamber Orchestra with Christian Tetzlaff (Elisabeth Murdoch Hall). Featuring Daniel Harding.

26 Jun 2012: at Viola! Sound Bite (South Melbourne Town Hall).

17 Sep 2011: at Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra (Melbourne Recital Centre). Featuring Sebastian Lang-Lessing, Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra.

14 Sep 2011: at Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra (Princess Theatre, Launceston). Featuring Sebastian Lang-Lessing, Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra.

13 Sep 2011: at Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra (Federation Concert Hall, Hobart). Featuring Sebastian Lang-Lessing, Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra.

13 Sep 11: Federation Concert Hall, Hobart, TAS. Featuring Sebastian Lang-Lessing, Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra.

2 Jul 2010: at Sebastian Lang-Lessing Conducts (South Melbourne Town Hall). Featuring Australian National Academy of Music, Sebastian Lang-Lessing.

26 Nov 2009: at ACO (Newcastle City Hall). Featuring Australian Chamber Orchestra.

25 Nov 2009: at ACO (City Recital Hall Angel Place). Featuring Australian Chamber Orchestra.

24 Nov 2009: at ACO (City Recital Hall Angel Place). Featuring Australian Chamber Orchestra.

23 Nov 2009: at ACO (QPAC Concert Hall). Featuring Australian Chamber Orchestra.

22 Nov 2009: at ACO (Sydney Opera House, Concert Hall). Featuring Australian Chamber Orchestra.

21 Nov 2009: at ACO (City Recital Hall Angel Place). Featuring Australian Chamber Orchestra.

18 Nov 2009: at ACO (Perth Concert Hall). Featuring Australian Chamber Orchestra.

17 Nov 2009: at ACO (Adelaide Town Hall). Featuring Australian Chamber Orchestra.

16 Nov 2009: at ACO (Hamer Hall). Featuring Australian Chamber Orchestra.

15 Nov 2009: at ACO (Hamer Hall). Featuring Australian Chamber Orchestra.

14 Nov 2009: at ACO (Llewellyn Hall ANU School of Music). Featuring Australian Chamber Orchestra.

12 Nov 2009: at ACO (Illawarra Performing Arts Centre (IPAC)). Featuring Australian Chamber Orchestra.

11 Jun 03: The Philharmonie KMS, Berlin.. Featuring Philharmonische Bratschen Berlin.

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