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Vivier, ClaudeSiddhartha (1976) 27'
for orchestra in eight groups

Scoring
3(=picc).4(=corA).4(=Ebcl).bcl.3-4.3.3.1-perc(8):vib; glsp; tamb/wdbl/Indian bells/Iranian camel bells; t.bells/Iranian camel bells; tom-t/SD/cel; tam-t(lo); Balinese gong-pft-strings.
Abbreviations (PDF).

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

World Premiere
3/14/1987
Salle Claude-Champagne, Montréal, QC
Orchestre Métropolitain / Walter Boudreau


Programme Note      Deutsch    Français
Siddhartha, inspired by the book by Hermann Hesse depicting a spiritual journey of a young man in search of enlightenment, is one of Vivier’s few works for orchestra. An attention-grabbing opening settles to focus on chamber music combinations within the ensemble, featuring music of great intimacy and delicacy. Though an Asian influence is apparent in the score, Vivier composed this ambitious piece before his own spiritual and life-changing journey to Asia.

© Bob Gilmore
Note reproduced by permission of the author.

Recommended Recording
WDR Sinfonieorchester Köln / Christian Dierstein
Kairos 0012472KAI

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