Two Tributes


chamber ensemble of 16 players
Mixed Chamber Ensemble
Instrumentation - hn.tpt.trbn - perc(1): vib/2 tam-t - harp - pno - 2 vln.vla.vlc.db
First Performance
24.5.00, Queen Elizabeth Hall, London: London Sinfonietta/Oliver Knussen

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Programme Notes
Colin Matthews Two Tributes (1998-9) i Little Continuum ii Elegeia The Continuum is a 90th birthday present for Elliott Carter, an attempt to encapsulate some of the energy of a remarkable man. ('Little' because it will form part of a larger Continuum at a later stage.) Chris van Kampen was one of the first professional musicians I met, in 1968; a piece of mine for the Nash Ensemble, Elegiac Chaconne, was the last new work he played, shortly before his death in September 1997. As a tribute to him, I have recomposed it for a much larger ensemble, although the cello remains silent. Chris's musicianship and his commitment to new music were beyond praise. Colin Matthews

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‘… again Matthews has come up with some brilliant imagined music. The first tribute … is intended to form part of a larger continuum. Matthews invests much of his music with enormous energy and momentum, but even though there are lots of notes, each seems relevant. The second piece … is darkly reflective.’ (Stephen Pettitt), May 2000 Read more

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