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The Modern Prometheus : for string trio

by Katherine Rawlings (2000)

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Performance by Marianne Broadfoot, Joanna Tobin, Clare Kahn from the CD Lucid dreaming

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Lucid dreaming : a concert of works / by Katherine Rawlings

Library shelf no. CD 1729 [Available for loan]

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Work Overview

The title: The Modern Prometheus is the alternate name for the book Frankenstein by Mary Shelley. My brother Andrew Rawlings came up with this title, as a reflection of what he imagined when he listened to the music. See also www.katherinerawlings.com

Work Details

Year: 2000

Instrumentation: Violin, viola, cello.

Duration: 6 min.

Difficulty: Advanced — Rhythmically challenging in parts. A few fast runs.

First performance: by David Pietsch, Claire Vincent, Natalie Williams — 25 Oct 01. Melba Hall, The University of Melbourne, Parkville

The composer notes the following influences, styles, subjects, etc associated with this work: Thematic, emotive, the book "Frankenstein" by Mary Shelley.

Work revised 2014

Performances of this work

6 Nov 2020: at Australian String Trio (Live streaming event (online only)). Featuring Australian String Trio.

1 Nov 2015: at Champagne Flute (Village Church Annandale). Featuring Three Piece Suite.

25 Oct 2015: at Champagne Flute (Blackheath Presbyterian Church). Featuring Three Piece Suite.

11 Oct 2015: at Champagne Flute (St John's Anglican Church (Moruya)). Featuring Three Piece Suite.

17 Feb 06: Melba Hall, Faculty of Music, University of Melbourne. Featuring Marianne Broadfoot, Joanna Tobin, Clare Kahn.

25 Oct 01: Melba Hall, The University of Melbourne, Parkville. Featuring Natalie Williams, Claire Vincent, David Pietsch.

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