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The Infant Minstrel and His Peculiar Menagerie

Composer: Auerbach, Lera
Title: The Infant Minstrel and His Peculiar Menagerie
Subtitle: Symphony No. 3 for violin, choir and orchestra
Edition: Study Score
Edition series: exempla nova 652
Instrumentation: V-solo,Ch,Orch
Binding, cover: KT
Number of pages: 153
Format: 29,7 x 21,0 cm
Edition number: SIK8852
ISMN: 9790003041841
Price: € 63,00

Work information

Auftragswerk des Philharmonischen Orchesters Bergen, des Orchestre de la Suisse Romande und der BBC Proms.


Commissioned work by the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande and the BBC Proms.

The Infant Minstrel and His Peculiar Menagerie is a symphonic fantasy for solo violin, choir, and orchestra. Violinist Vadim Gluzman performs the lead role of a traveling musical storyteller who introduces a collection of wondrous tales by the mysterious author Erroneous Anonymous. The Infant Minstrel guides listeners in a voyage of imagination. Auerbachs new composition speaks to the young and the young at heart with child-like, yet enigmatic and humorous poems in the tradition of nonsense authors such as Edward Lear, Lewis Carol, Hilaire Belloc, and Mother Goose, as well as Edith Sitwell, Shel Silverstein, Edward Gorey, and Tim Burton. The text is relevant, yet timeless; absurd, yet profound; simple, yet multi-layered. We meet characters such as the Common Corporant, the Moon Rider, and the Flying Pig that enjoys sitting on a cloud watching the crowd. The work embraces with humor the traditions of the British and Gaelic bard and the troubadour, whose songs told embellished and exotic tales. It also finds inspiration in the menagerie a diverse collection of creatures and curiosities and the sideshow presentation of oddities and the bizarre. (Lera Auerbach)

€ 63,00

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