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Blue rose : string orchestra

by Elena Kats-Chernin (2004)

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Performance by Sarah Nicolls, Nicola Sweeney from the CD Ragtime & blue

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Blue silence : complete works for string quartet / Elena Kats-Chernin ; Acacia Quartet.

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Blue rose : for string quartet / Elena Kats-Chernin.

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Work Overview

Blue Rose (2003)

(a simpler and shorter version of "For Rosa")

Blue Rose is based on two folk melodies which have been freely developed. It uses uneven beats and bars which creates a rocking feeling that is somewhat reminiscent of Balkan music. The title refers to the way the piece starts, unfolding and blooming as it slowly becomes stronger, like the blue light of dawn. It is one of the few pieces of mine that is based in a major key (D major). Apart from the string quartet version, there is also a version for violin and piano.
Also a version for 3 violins exists, this version has never been performed.

Work Details

Year: 2004

Written for the CD Ragtime and blue.

Performances of this work

25 May 2018: at TSO Live Sessions in the Red Shed (Red Shed, Hobart Brewing Company). Featuring Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra.

15 May 2016: at ACACIA QUARTET present Blue Silence - string miniatures by Elena Kats-Chernin (Sydney Opera House, Utzon Room). Featuring Acacia Quartet.

19 Sep 2014: at Bellingen Music Festival 2014 (Bellingen Memorial Hall). Featuring Acacia Quartet.

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