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Esa-Pekka Salonen: YTA III


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Our Price: £9.95    Change Currency
Media: Sheet Music
Arrangement: Cello (VLC)
Composer: Esa-Pekka Salonen
Catalogue #: CH78177
This Item Earns 18 Musicroom Points

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Esa-Pekka Salonen's YTA III for solo Cello.

This work was written for Anssi Karttunen, who gave the first performance at the Musiikin aika Festival, Viitasaari, Finland, on 23rd July 1987.

'I began to work on the YTA series in 1982. The first piece was for solo alto flute, the second for piano and the third for cello. The title, ‘Yta’, is a Swedish word meaning ‘surface’. I wanted to write very demanding virtuoso music, where the surface is extremely busy, but the formal process, partly hidden behind the frenetic stream of fast gestures, is considerably slower. I tried to imagine what happens to the famous moth that circles around a lamp in Skryabin’s Vers la flamme, after the wings have finally touched the flame. A series of gestures is introduced in the beginning. Each gesture undergoes an individual development, culminating in spasms before dying away. YTA III is a study of the death of an organism; the music is violent and ugly.' - Esa-Pekka Salonen




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Sales Rank: Not specified
Published on: 19/06/2014
Format: Instrumental Work
Length: 5 pages
Language: English
Publisher: Chester Music

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