The lost art of letter writing : for violin and orchestra
by Brett Dean (2006)
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Instrumentation: 3 flutes (2nd doubling alto flute, 1st & 3rd doubling piccolo), 2 oboes (both doubling cor anglais), 2 clarinets in B flat (2nd doubling bass clarinet), bass clarinet in B flat (doubling contrabass clarinet), 2 bassoons (2nd doubling contrabassoon), 4 horns in F, 2 trumpets in C, trombone, bass trombone, tuba, timpani, percussion (4 players), upright piano/celeste, grand piano, harp, solo violin, strings (recommended strength: 14-12-10-8-6).
Duration: 38 min.
Difficulty: Advanced — Professional.
Contents note: I. Hamburg, 1854 -- II. The Hague, 1882 -- III. Vienna, 1886 -- IV. Jerilderie, 1879.
Dedication note: Dedicated to Frank Peter Zimmermann
Awards & Prizes
|2009||The Grawemeyer Award for Music Composition||Winner||Brett Dean|
Article: Interrogating the Orchestra
Craig Smith — © Santa Fe New Mexican
Source: The Santa Fe New Mexican, 14 August 2009
Program note: Brett Dean's "The lost art of letter writing"
by Brett Dean
Resonate article: 2012 Helpmann Awards by Australian Music Centre
Resonate article: Australian premiere for Dean's award-winning concerto by Australian Music Centre
Resonate article: ANAM: Ligeti, Haydn, Dean by Anthony Lyons
Performances of this work
10 Nov 2011: at Stockholm Composer Festival (Stockholm Concert Hall (Konserthuset)).
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