Tales of love suite (trios: clarinet, piano, cello)
by Richard Vella (1990)
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Performance by Margery Smith, Adrian Wallis, Denise Papaluca from the CD Selected Works by AMC Represented Artists, vol. 92.
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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.
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.
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.
Performances of this work
24 Oct 10: Recital Hall West, Conservatorium, Macquarie St. Featuring Charisma.
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)