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Category / Instrument
Viola, horn, piano and percussions
Duration
4'30
Publisher
Published
18/04/2011
Commissioned by
Nieuw Ensemble, Amsterdam
Premiere
21/04/2011
Amsterdam (Netherlands), Muziekgebouw
Nieuw Ensemble, Ed Spanjaard (conductor)

Dernières nouvelles du vent d'ouest

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On the coast, the Normandy coast, westerly winds prevail. They bring clouds and rain, but also promises and dreams of a distant continent, where everything begins anew, where everything will be better...
Unfortunately, the latest news from the west does not shine with the expected brightness - the western wind did not reveal everything...
Virtuosity from the viola harmonics and the horn, strange punctuations from the piano and the percussion.
Several memories, twisted, distorted, of musical "winds" from the past (Paganini: Le Vent - Debussy: Ce qu'a vu le vent d'ouest - Messiaen: Un reflet dans le vent).

Tristan Murail

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