Works

File
Category / Instrument
Viola
Duration
4'
Publisher
Published
01/01/1976
Premiere
06/06/1978
Lisboa
Fondation Gulbenkian
Geneviève Renon (viola)
Audio sample

C'est un jardin secret, ma soeur, ma fiancée, une source scellée, une fontaine close...

Note

C'est un jardin secret..., for viola, written as a wedding present for two of the composer's friends, is an exquisite miniature encapsulating many characteristics of Murail's music on an intimate scale. A short sequence of processes, featuring sliding tempi and subtle fluctuations of finger and bowing pressure, is neatly concluded by a mysterious ascending figure. The title is a quotation from the Song of Songs.

Julian Anderson

Recordings

1 CD Accord, AC4659002
Mémoire/Erosion - Ethers - C'est un jardin secret, ma soeur, ma fiancée, une source scellée, une fontaine close... - Les Courants de l'espace
Alain Noël (horn), Ensemble l'Itinéraire, Charles Bruck (conductor) - Pierre-Yves artaud (flute), Ami Flammer (violin), Geneviève Renon (viola), David Simpson (cello), Joëlle Léandre (doublebass), Christian Marchand (trombone), Jacques Mercier (conductor) - Sylvie Altenburger (viola) - Jeanne Loriod (ondes Martenot), Orchestre National de France, Yves Prin (conductor)

1 CD Edition Zeitklang, EZ-10012, Spectral Viola
Garth Knox (viola)

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