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Tabea Zimmermann Premieres Charlotte Bray Aix-en-Provence Festival Commission

Charlotte Bray’s In Black Light for solo viola will receive it’s world premiere by Tabea Zimmermann at the 2018 Festival d’Aix in July

Bray writes about the work:

The theme inhabits a delicate, dream-like surreal place with the viola traversing extremes in register, floating from low to very high in a hushed, serene and intimate sound world. Elegant melodic fragments slowly emerge. Always contrasting stylistically and displaying heights of exquisiteness and virtuosic power, successive passages evolve as quasi variations on the theme. The pitch structure of the theme, serving as a starting point for each, is then elaborated upon and developed in different ways. The first variation is jagged and fiery. The second gently dances along, a kind of broken waltz, followed by a mysterious pizzicato miniature. Dark and longing, a full-bodied intense section succeeds, leading to the height of the piece, energetic and syncopated, climbing high on the instrument before sinking to its’ depths. The theme itself is absent until its return in the final part, urgently present and expressively charged.

The commission is supported by Société des Auteurs, Compositieurs et Éditeurs de Musique.

Concert details:

Friday 13 July 20:30
Auditorium Campra, Conservatoire Darius Milhaud
Aix-en-Provence, France
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Other works for Viola

Aleksandra Vrebalov Spell no.7 for viola solo
Bernd Asmus How Many Parts for alto flute and viola
Charlotte Bray Elegy for George for solo viola
Charlotte Bray Invisible Cities for viola and piano
Colin Riley All My Failings Exposed for solo viola or solo cello
Francis Pott Sonata for viola and piano
John Palmer nowhere to hide for viola
John Palmer verso l’alto for viola
John Palmer trans-solo 6 for viola
Linda Catlin Smith Cantilena for viola and vibraphone
Philip Cashian jarl for solo viola
Phillip Neil Martin Shattered Spectra (viola version) for solo viola
Richard Bullen Rite for solo viola
Rob Keeley Sonatina for violin and viola
Stephen Roberts Al Jalala for flute and viola
Tim Souster Songs of Three Seasons for soprano voice and viola
Tim Souster Spectral for viola, tape-delay system and live electronics

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