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Ledoux, Claude: Spazio dei sospiri 

 

 

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    Commissioned by the “Liège Philharmonic Orchestra”, and dedicated to Jean-Pierre Rousseau, its director, this «space of sighs» tells us a metaphor to be invented by each of us, as “il sospiro” in the madrigal idiom. There is however no direct reference to this musical genre, rather indirect allusions to its techniques, departing from the initial melodic expression (monody), step by step projected into polyphonic spaces before reaching its peak in homo-rhythmic writing “grandioso”. The baroque “lamento” is also featured, as is Monteverdi, and can be heard as symbolizing the “sighs” of political prisoners.  Also the Orient is never too far, appearing in the glissandi and the “melismes” of the initial melody.

    «Spazio dei sospiri» is meant to be a bridge between Ramayana and Arianne, the plaintive darkness and the hope of each unfairly deprived prisoner; all happening in a few minutes where space, movement and sighs speak to us about the contemporary soul.

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Instruments

Total number of musicians: 
63
Musicians1st player2nd player
Flute
2
C
C
Piccolo
Oboe
2
Oboe
Oboe
Cor anglais
Clarinet
2
B-flat
B-flat
Bass
Bassoon
2
Bassoon
Bassoon
Contrabassoon
Horn (F)
4
Trumpet
3
C
C
Trombone
2
Tenor
Tenor
Tuba
1
MusiciansInstruments
Percussion
4
Glockenspiel
Marimba
Vibraphone (F3)
Bass Drum
Cymbals
Harp
1
 
Musicians1st player2nd player
Violin
22
Viola
8
Cello
6
Double Bass
4
4-string
4-string

 

 

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