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Sonata for viola and piano : Leaving Earth

by Stuart Greenbaum (2017)

Sonata for viola and piano

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Sonata for viola and piano : Leaving Earth / Stuart Greenbaum.

Library shelf no. 787.3183/GRE 1 [Available for loan]

Work Overview

I. Realisation (we have to go)

II. Earth Abandoned

III. Memory of life on Earth

This Sonata for Viola and Piano is written for the Australian National Academy of Music as part of the Greenbaum Sonata Project (low string sonatas). It is the 11th in a series of sonatas written in the new millennium. The work is in 3 movements, programmatically envisaging the futuristic possibility of the Earth no longer sustaining human existence (a habitable zone), then the physical upheaval of having to abandon the planet; and finally the memory of life on Earth.

Work Details

Year: 2017

Instrumentation: Viola, piano.

Duration: 23 min.

Difficulty: Advanced

Contents note: I. Realisation (we have to go) -- II. Earth Abandoned -- III. Memory of life on Earth.

Commission note: Written for the Australian National Academy of Music Low String Sonatas Project

First performance: by Molly Collier-O’Boyle, Liam Wooding at Soundbite (Australian National Academy of Music (ANAM)) on 14 Nov 2017

Composer's no. GRT 196.

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Performances of this work

14 Nov 2017: at Soundbite (Australian National Academy of Music (ANAM)). Featuring Molly Collier-O’Boyle, Liam Wooding.

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