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The Phoenix : violin caprice

by Chloe Charody (2012)



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The phoenix : violin caprice / Chloe Charody.

Library shelf no. 787.2/CHA 4 [Available for loan]

Work Overview

'The Phoenix' follows the tale of the famous mythological Firebird whom every 1000 years ignites itself, fiercely burning itself and it's nest. From the ashes arises a new Phoenix, a symbol of strength, power and immortality.

Charody composed 'The Phoenix' (caprice) in 2010 as a stand alone work for violinist Sonja Schebeck. The piece has since gone on to feature as the third movement in Charody's concerto for violin, fire and orchestra titled 'The Phoenix' and in Charody's circus opera 'The Carnival' (act 1, scene 6).

The work first debuted on London's West End and has since gone on to be performed throughout Australia, the UK & Europe.

In May 2012 'The Phoenix' was performed by Sonja Schebeck at the Musikverein, Vienna and in 2014 the work was turned into a ballet for The Dutch national Ballet by choreographer Remi Wortmeyer.

Work Details

Year: 2012

Instrumentation: Violin.

Duration: 5 min.

Difficulty: Advanced

Written for: Sonja Schebeck

First performance: by Sonja Schebeck — 14 May 12. The Musikverein, Vienna, Austria

This work is Movt II  (Caprice) from 'Concerto for violin, fire and orchestra'

The composer notes the following influences on this work:
Prokofiev, Stravinsky, Ravel, Shostakovich


The Phoenix, by Chloe Charody

Performances of this work

24 Jun 16: Performed as a ballet for solo dancer and violinist, Dutch National Ballet, Muziektheatre, Amsterdam. Featuring Sonja Schebeck, Joey Masserelli, Remi Wortmeyer.

14 May 12: The Musikverein, Vienna, Austria. Featuring Sonja Schebeck.

1 Mar 11: part of The Carnival's season, London's West End

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