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Loveday, Clare: Three Portraits of Intimacy 

 

 

Basic information

  • Title: 
    Three Portraits of Intimacy
  • Subtitle: 
    A concerto for piano and chamber orchestra
  • Composer: 
  • Duration (in minutes): 
    18
  • Year of composition: 
    2013
  • First performance (year): 
    0
 

Notes

  • Program notes: 

    Extending on the theme of the 2014 Mozart Festival, "Un'aura amorosa", this concerto explores themes of intimacy. It was inspired by some photographs by Juan Orrantia, a Columbian photographer working and living in South Africa, taken "as a way of documenting the intimate spaces and moments of life in the aftermath of terror in Colombia." (http://orrantiajuan.wordpress.com/2011/12/12/normalcy)
    Two photographs were particularly evocative: the first features a young couple in a close and loving embrace; the second, a close up of the woman's face, reveals a black eye. I was struck by the alarming intimacy of violence and the value of silence in such environments.
    This concerto features three musical portraits of intimacy, each exploring a particular theme of intimacy and considers how this might translate in the relationships of the piano and ensemble.
    The first portrait looks at the interwoven, playful intimacy of relationships through a back and forth exchange and textural (textual) weaving between the piano and ensemble.
    The second portrait seeks to evoke the haunting loneliness that can exist within intimate relationships. Here the orchestra and piano work very closely together, seeking to create a sense of loneliness that is in itself a form of intimacy.
    The third portrait is an aggressive expression of violence, both visible and invisible.

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Instruments

Total number of musicians: 
12
Musicians1st player2nd player
Flute
1
C
Oboe
1
Oboe
Clarinet
1
B-flat
Bassoon
1
Bassoon
Horn (F)
1
MusiciansInstruments
Percussion
2
Marimba
Vibraphone (F3)
Keyboard
1
Piano
Musicians1st player2nd player
Violin
2
Viola
1
Cello
1

 

 

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