Primavera is a short virtuosic work for Flute and Coloratura Soprano. It was written in 1971, and premiered by Dorothy Dorow at her concert at the Zagreb Festival of Contemporary Music. It takes its lyrics from a poem by the Peruvian poet Amalia Elguera, with whom the composer collaborated on several projects, including two operas.
Thea Musgrave (b. 1928) is a Scottish-American composer. Over a career spanning more than 60 years, she has established herself as one of the leading contemporary composers on both sides of the Atlantic.