Sur le même accord
composer: Henri Dutilleux
Nocturne for Violin and Orchestra
Œuvre commanditée: Auftragswerk des London Philharmonic Orchestra
Première: 28. April 2002 London, Royal Festival Hall - London Philharmonic Orchestra - Dirigent: Kurt Masur - Anne-Sophe Mutter, Violine
Instrumentation: violin and orchestra
Instrumentation: 2 Flutes (1st doubling Piccolo) · 2 Oboes · 2 Clarinets in Bb · 1 Bass Clarinet in Bb · 2 Bassoons · 2 Horns in F · 2 Trumpets in C · 2 Trombones · 1 Tuba · Timpani · Percussion (3 Players) · Harp · Violins I · Violins II · Violas · Violoncellos · Double Basses
Éditeur : Schott Music
Durée de la représentation: 10' 0''
Année de composition: 2001-2002
Édition: study score
Série: Music Of Our Time
44 Pages - Saddle stitching
N° d'édition : ED 9856
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Sur le même accord (about a single chord) is - as the subtitle suggests - a nocturne-like work. Although in one mouvement, at its centre are two expressive sections, which alternate with more rapid writing. The soloist plays a concertante role with the orchestra.
In both the solo part and the orchestral texture, a six-note chord can be heard throughout the work, either concealed or more overtly, given to soloists drawn from the orchestra. At the start of the work, the solo violin announces these six pitches, first as a monody, then double-stopped; this material is then distributed vertically (played as a chord) by various instrumental groups. Mirror writing and different orchestral colours transform this chord, but it is omnipresent, an obsession.
This relatively short work is dedicated to Anne-Sophie Mutter, to whom I was introduced by Paul Sacher about fifteen years ago. Since then, this great artist, who captivates so many composers, has unceasingly added to her repertoire music of our time by commissioning new works in many genres from contemporary composers.
- Henry Dutilleux