Cinq voyelles pour quatre flûtes (quartets: 4 flutes)
by Sophie Lacaze (2005)
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Library shelf no. CD 2372 [Not for loan]
Cinq voyelles pour quatre flutes (Five vowels for four flutes) is a transcription of Voyelles for solo flute, that Sophie Lacaze had written in 1993. Inspired by Arthur Rimbaud's poem 'Voyelles', this piece illustrates its different images and atmospheres by the music. Each vowel suggests a particular colour, a part of life remaining a variant to it.
Cinq voyelles pour quatre flutes can be performed by four flautists or four flautists and a narrator. It is dedicated to the Japanese flautist Chiharu Tachibana.
Instrumentation: Four flutes, optional narrator.
Duration: 7 min.
Dedication note: Dedicated to Chiharu Tachibana and the Ensemble Quatre-Couleurs.
Commission note: Commissioned by Chiharu Tachibana.
First performance: by Quatuor Arcadie — 2 Feb 06. Salle Cortot, Paris, France
- Inspired by: Literature & Poetry
Performances of this work
19 Jun 12: Brussels, Belgium - European Parliament. Featuring Quartetto di Flauti Image.
14 Jun 12: Roma, Italy. Featuring Quartetto di Flauti Image.
14 Apr 12: Versailles Conservatory, France
17 May 09: Les Printemps des Musees, Rixensart, Belgium. Featuring Hinemoa Ensemble.
21 Mar 09: Les Printemps de Saint Laurent, Belgium. Featuring Hinemoa Ensemble.
8 Feb 09: Sainte Genevieve des Bois, France. Featuring Octava Quartet.
1 Feb 09: Brussels, Belgian Flute Festival. Featuring Hinemoa Ensemble.
13 May 08: Brussels Conservatory, Belgium
22 Feb 07: National School of Music, Orleans, France
2 Feb 06: Salle Cortot, Paris, France. Featuring Quatuor Arcadie.
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