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Komarov's fall : music for orchestra

by Brett Dean (2006)

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Brett Dean, Sydney Symphony / Simone Young ; Hugh Wolff.

Library shelf no. CD 1926 [Available for loan]

Komarov’s fall


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Komarov’s fall : music for orchestra / Brett Dean.

Library shelf no. Q 784.2/DEA 9 [Available for loan]

Work Details

Year: 2006

Instrumentation: 2 flutes, 2 piccolos, 3 oboes, cor anglais, 2 clarinets in B flat, clarinet in E flat, bass clarinet in B flat, 2 bassoons, contrabassoon, 6 horns in F, 3 trumpets in C, 3 trombones, bass trombone, tuba, timpani (also whip), percussion (5 players), 2 harps, celesta, strings.

Duration: 6 min.

Difficulty: Advanced

Dedication note: In memory of Vladimir Mikhailovich Komarov (Soviet Cosmonaut 1927–1967)

Commission note: Written for Sir Simon Rattle and the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra as part of their “Ad Astra” Project

First performance: by Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, Simon Rattle — 16 Mar 06. Philharmonie Berlin

Performances of this work

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

18 May 07: Hayden Freeman Hall, Manchester, UK. Featuring Matthew Wood, Royal Northern College of Music Symphony Orchestra.

16 Mar 06: Philharmonie Berlin. Featuring Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, Simon Rattle.

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