Composer: Oliver Knussen (b. 1952)
Performance date: 01/07/2017
Venue: St. Brendan’s Church
Composition Year: 2016-17
Recording Engineer: Richard McCullough, RTÉ lyric fm
Instrumentation: vn, pf
Commission: written for and dedicated to Tamsin Waley-Cohen and Huw Watkins.
Huw Watkins -
Tamsin Waley-Cohen - [violin]
beautifully crafted work is made of tiny brushstrokes suggesting
water, ripples mirroring each other and bursting out in expression
and high line.
a ravishing 8-minute interlude between the two Sonatas from 1917,
today’s performers have offered to play this musical reflection
composed a hundred years later. Reflection
the composer’s first work since Ophelia’s
from 2010 and it was written for and dedicated to Tamsin Waley-Cohen
and Huw Watkins.
composer says: The
main melody began as a response to Gauguin’s painting of a Breton
woman painting and there is also, perhaps, an echo of the lonely
underwater world of an ondine, eventually breaking the surface at the
end of the piece.
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