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Andriessen, Louis: Writing to Vermeer (1997-98) 102'
Opera in six scenes for 3 women, 2 children, women's chorus and orchestra. Electronic music inserts by Michel van der Aa.

Music Text

Libretto by Peter Greenaway (E)

Scoring

2S,M,2children's voices; chorus (SA) 3(I,II,III=picc,III=afl).2(I,II=corA).0.2bcl(II=dbcl).0-2.2(II=btpt). 0.0-perc(2):cel/glsp/gongs/vib/bell-tree/BD/guiro/2lg tgl/t.bells/ breaking glass/tamb/2pairs of bongos/2lg cyms/heavy object,thrown in water/xyl/2wdbl/2sm tom-t/cast/tam-t/lg sizzle cym/timp/lg gong/lg tom-t/old clock/SD/sm bongo/hard metal/hard high metal rattle/loud log dr/lg wdbl-2pft-2harps-2elec.gtr-cimbalom-hpd(on stage)-strings (min.6.6.4.4.2)

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World Premiere

01/12/1999
Netherlands Opera, Amsterdam
Susan Narucki, Susan Bickley, Barbara Hannigan, Peter Greenaway/Saskia Boddeke, dir / Netherlands Opera/ASKO & Schoenberg Ensemble / Reinbert de Leeuw

Recommended Recording

Susan Narucki/Susan Bickley/Barbara Hannigan
Asko & Schönberg Ensembles/Reinbert de Leeuw
Nonesuch 7559798872

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