6 Memos : after Six Memos for the Next Millenium by Italo Calvino
by Cathy Milliken (1998)
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6 Memos was inspired by a collection of lectures that Italo Calvino was invited to deliver at Harvard University as part of the Charles Eliot Norton Lectures. Calvino devotes one lecture - or memo - to each of the following indispensable qualities for literature in the coming millennium (2000's): lightness, quickness, exactitude, visibility, multiplicity and consistency.
Instrumentation: Flute (also alto flute and piccolo), 2 violins, viola, cello.
Duration: 20 min.
Commission note: Commissioned by Saarbrucker Kammermusiktage.. Commissioned by the Mandelring Quartet and Saarbrucker Kammermusiktage (Saarbrücken Rundfunk)
- Inspired by: Literature & Poetry
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