Five Poems

James Primosch

Score and Part(s)
Performing Ensemble: Violin with Piano
Instrumentation: Violin, Piano
Item Number: 144-40705
Number of Pages: 28+12
Duration: 20:00
Publisher: Theodore Presser Company
Print Status: Custom Print, 4-5 days


Quick Overview

Celebrating 30 years, the Philadelphia Chamber Music Society commissioned a work of 20-25 minutes for violin and piano from James Primosch, University of Pennsylvania professor of music. Primosch had originally thought to create a new sonata, but what developed is more appropriately a set of five character pieces, two of which were directly inspired by poems. Five Poems was premiered in May, 2016, and Primosch's thoughts are recorded at his website:

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Additional Information

Commission Commissioned by the Philadelphia Chamber Music Society
Composition Date 2015


I. Dreamscape
II. The Work Lies in Returning (after Susan Stewart)
III. Nightsong
IV. Nothing Gold Can Stay (after Robert Frost)
V. Vision