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Ithaca : Quartet for Clarinet and Strings

by George Palmer (2016)

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Performance by Francesco Celata, Andrew Haveron, Sandro Costantino, Tim Nankervis from the CD Breaking the Silence

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Breaking the Silence : chamber music of George Palmer.

Library shelf no. CD 3174 [Not for loan]

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Work Overview

Ithaca is inspired by C.P Cafavy's famous poem of that name. The poem does not recount the travails of Odysseus but is, rather, a gentle illustration of the philosophy of Epicurus - a philosophy of understanding and acceptance.

Work Details

Year: 2016

Instrumentation: Clarinet, violin, viola, cello.

Duration: 10 min.

Difficulty: Advanced — Clarinet has some virtuosic sections; strings are medium difficulty

Commission note: Commissioned by the family of Professor Rod McDonald for his 70th birthday

Performances of this work

20 Aug 2019: at Between Breath and Word (Verbrugghen Hall). Featuring Verbrugghen Ensemble.

23 Oct 16: The Crypt of St Mary's Cathedral Sydney, NSW. Featuring Francesco Celata, Andrew Haveron, Sandro Costantino, Tim Nankervis.

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