THE SCHUMANN TRILOGY

Composer: 

Year Authored (or revised): 

2010

Scoring: 

sop, msop, alto, ten, actor, 2.2.2.2 - 2.2.1.0 – perc, pno, strings

Duration (min): 

35

Movements-Titles: 

Figments and Fragments
Cool Night
Genealogie

Text Source/Author: 

Figments and Fragmenhts - no text Cool Night - German text by Heine Genealogie - Memoirs of Eugenie Schumann, English trans. Marie Busch Hyperion Books 1979 OK

A consortium of orchestras, including The Idyllwild Arts Academy Orchestra, the Salt Lake Symphony, the Boise Philharmonic, the Mansfield Symphony and the University of Utah Philharmonia have commissioned the Schumann Trilogy to celebrate the bicentennial of Robert Schumann’s birth in 2010.  The trilogy was premiered at the REDCAT Theater in Los Angeles by the Idyllwild Arts Academy Orchestra, Peter Askim, Music Director on May 8th, 2010.  It is comprised of three pieces -- Figments and Fragments, Cool Night and Genealogie -- which can be performed together or separately.

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