Boosey & Hawkes Composer News

Search Catalogue

FEATURED COMPOSERS
Lindberg, MagnusPartia (2001) 25'
for solo cello

Territory
This work is available from Boosey & Hawkes for the world.

World Premiere
3/7/2002
Finlandia Hall, Helsinki
Anssi Karttunen, cello /


Composer's Notes      Deutsch    Français


Partia was composed in 2001 as a commission for the Turku Cello Competition. The title has its roots in the original manuscript of Bach’s partitas for violin in which he uses the old Italian name ‘partia’. However, the movements have no direct structural similarity with baroque partitas, and their titles are borrowed from a period before Bach’s time.

Only the textures in the various movements are in some way reminiscent of their predecessors, which often consisted of an Allemande, Courante, Sarabande, Minuet or Bourrée and Gigue. As I did not like the name Allemande, my suite begins with a carousel-like Sinfonia, the movement most complex in form and one that presents the material of the piece.

The next five movements gradually filter the material, exploring different textures. The second movement is Coranto, the third Aria, a slow, singing piece. Boria is a scherzo-like, wild, textural piece. The Double points to the baroque double minuet and is followed without a pause by the final movement, Giga.

Magnus Lindberg
July 2007




Reproduction Rights:
This programme note can be reproduced free of charge in concert programmes with a credit to the composer




Mailing List

Sign up for news updates and offers via email

SIGN UP
Audio Visual Gallery
Get Adobe Flash player
ONLINE SCORES

Explore our library of over 1000 online scores

VIEW SCORES
FAQ | Contact Us | Links | About Us | Shop Directory | Careers | Terms of use | RSS Index