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Dreams within Dreams

Besætning:
3-0-3-2, 4-2-3-1, 2 perc., piano., harp, solo violin., strings
Year of creation:
1990
Premiered:
1998
Duration:
25 min.
Dedicated to/originally written for:
Ricardo Odriozola, Sjællands Symfoniorkester/Copenhagen Phil
About the work:

In music history there is – with Wagner’s prelude to the Rheingold as the best example – some music, which has come to its composer while he was half-asleep. This also goes for the main melody of the violin concerto. Although this concerto moves through many very different landscapes, the melody is the whole backbone of the work.

The concerto has, furthermore, resulted in a number of other works, like the three violin soloes, a cello solo, and the chamber piece Dream within Dream.

 

Reviews:

… sært drømmeagtige væsen, en poetisk stilstand, eller snarere tilstand, der hen mod slutningen synes at træde i karakter i soloviolinens melodi, som blev så sanseligt og smukt ført af Ricardo Odriozola. Et glasagtigt og klart gennemlyst forløb, der undervejs når ud i mange af drømmens uransagelige afkroge.
(Jyllands-Posten)