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Tales of love suite (trios: clarinet, piano, cello)

by Richard Vella (1990)

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Performance by Margery Smith, Adrian Wallis, Denise Papula from the CD Selected Works by AMC Represented Artists, vol. 92.

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Work Overview

Three works from the music theatre production Tales of Love premiered by Calculated Risks Opera Productions, 1990, at the Performance Space Sydney. The original instrumentation is for clarinet, viola and piano.

Work Details

Year: 1990

Instrumentation: Piano, clarinet, cello.

Duration: 9 min.

Difficulty: Advanced — rhythmic unison difficulty in An Ecstatic Interlude

Contents note: 1. Tango -- 2. Duet -- 3. An ecstatic interlude.

Commission note: The production Tales of Love was commissioned by the Australia Council for the Arts.

First performance: by Annette Tesoriero, Nigel Kellaway, Maike Kanis, Peter Jenkin, Andrew Wilke — 14 Jun 90. The Performance Space, Sydney

The composer has noted the following styles, subjects and influences associated with this work:
Suites, Tangos, chamber music, contemporary music theatre

Composer notes for the 'Tango' are available for NSW Year 12 HSC Music students.

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Performances of this work

1 Apr 2012: at Charisma Concert (Chapter Hall, St Mary's Cathedral (Sydney)). Featuring Ros Dunlop, Julia Ryder, David Miller.

31 Mar 2012: at Don'ts for Dancers (Centre of Contemporary Arts, Cairns). Featuring Nicole Canham.

30 Mar 2012: at Don'ts for Dancers (Centre of Contemporary Arts, Cairns). Featuring Nicole Canham.

30 Mar 2012: at Don'ts for Dancers (Centre of Contemporary Arts, Cairns). Featuring Nicole Canham.

23 Mar 2012: at Don'ts for Dancers (SYC Studio). Featuring Nicole Canham.

22 Mar 2012: at Don'ts for Dancers (SYC Studio). Featuring Nicole Canham.

21 Mar 2012: at Don'ts for Dancers (SYC Studio). Featuring Nicole Canham.

17 Mar 2012: at Don'ts for Dancers (The Courtyard Studio). Featuring Nicole Canham.

16 Mar 2012: at Don'ts for Dancers (The Courtyard Studio). Featuring Nicole Canham.

15 Mar 2012: at Don'ts for Dancers (The Courtyard Studio). Featuring Nicole Canham.

14 Mar 2012: at Don'ts for Dancers (The Courtyard Studio). Featuring Nicole Canham.

24 Oct 10: Recital Hall West, Conservatorium, Macquarie St. Featuring Charisma.

24 Oct 10: featuring David Miller, Ros Dunlop.

24 Oct 2010: at Charisma concert series (Recital Hall West, Sydney Conservatorium of Music). Featuring Ros Dunlop, Julia Ryder, David Miller.

12 Mar 2009: at Brigid Burke and David McNicol (Music Auditorium, Monash University). Featuring Brigid Burke, David McNicol.

14 Jun 90: The Performance Space, Sydney. Featuring Annette Tesoriero, Nigel Kellaway, Maike Kanis, Peter Jenkin, Andrew Wilke.

1990: featuring Calculated Risks Opera Productions.

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Selected works for clarinet, 2009

Posted by Australian Music Centre [] on 15 March, 2016

A raucous, grungy 3-minute tango (from Tales of love suite) uses extended techniques: multiphonics, portamentos and glissandi and extremities of range. (Ros Dunlop, 2009)