for Orchestra

Ellen Taaffe Zwilich

Performing Ensemble: Orchestra
Duration: 12:00
Publisher: Merion Music, Inc.
Print Status: Rental

Quick Overview

"Symposium for Orchestra" is a one-movement work for virtuoso orchestra, in which, as the title suggests, each player is viewed as having something of particular interest to contribute. The topic under discussion is presented in an opening statement, and the remainder of the piece is given to variations (sometimes character variations, sometimes more abstract permutations), elaboration, and commentary on the subjects at hand.

Additional Information

Composition Date 1974
Orchestration 3 3 4 3 - 4 3 3 1; Timp. Perc. 2Hp. Str.
Premiere 31st January, 1975. Juilliard Orchestra, Pierre Boulez conducting

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