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Vivier, Claude: Liebesgedichte (1975) 28'
for soprano, alto, tenor, bass soloists and ensemble

Music Text

Virgil 'Bucolics'; 'Le psaume de l'enfance spirituelle'; Claude Vivier (L-F-imaginary language)

Scoring

S,A,T,B; 0.2.1.1-2.2.0.0

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Territory

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

World Premiere

02/10/1975
McGill University - Pollack Hall, Montréal, QC
Pauline Vaillancourt, soprano / Nicolas Desjardins, bass / Société de musique contemporaine du Québec / Serge Garant

Composer's Notes

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This piece is a piece of love, a childlike love, naïve and tender. The love of God and of mankind which human beings often express brutally and blindly. I willed this music to be sensitive, I willed it to be human in the sense of a being who is aware of his smallness and, thus, of his limitlessness.

— Claude Vivier

Reproduction Rights:
This program note may be reproduced free of charge in concert programs with a credit to the composer.



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