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Manhattan epiphanies : for string orchestra

by Andrew Ford (1999)

Manhattan epiphanies


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Manhattan epiphanies : for string orchestra / Andrew Ford.

Library shelf no. Q 784.7/FOR 2 [Available for loan]

Manhattan epiphanies


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Work Details

Year: 1999

Instrumentation: String orchestra (2nd, 3rd and 4th movts are for 17 solo strings (, the 2 outer movts can be played by the same number or by larger ensemble) ; toy instruments included in 3rd movt.

Duration: 32 min.

Difficulty: Advanced — Professional

Contents note: 1. Motherwell at the Guggenheim -- 2. Rothko I -- 3. Utopia parkway: 13 Cornell boxes -- 4. Rothko II -- 5. Blue poles.

Dedication note: Dedicated to Richard Tognetti

Commission note: Commissioned by Australian Chamber Orchestra.

First performance: by Australian Chamber Orchestra — 1994.

The two 'Rothko' movements and 'Utopia Parkway' were written and first performed in 1994, while the composer was the Australian Chamber Orchestra's composer in residence. The outer movements were composed in 1999.

Movts 2-4 composed and first performed in 1994. The outer movts composed in 1999 during the composer's time at Peggy Glanville-Hicks House, Paddington, Sydney.


Article: Art Imitates Life
By Lynden Barber — © 2002 Nationwide News Proprietary Ltd
Source: The Australian, 25 October 2002

Harbour Noise is a Fatal Distraction
Roger Covell — © John Fairfax Group Pty Ltd
Source: Sydney Morning Herald, 27 September 1994

Performances of this work

1994: featuring Australian Chamber Orchestra.

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