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Boosey & Hawkes (Hendon Music)

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


World Premiere
Queen Elizabeth Hall, London
London Sinfonietta / George Benjamin
Composer's Notes

The title of this piece was suggested by Arnold Schoenberg’s short story "To the Wharfs" in which he describes the mounting anxiety of the members of a French fishing village as the boats and the sea-bound fisherman failed to appear after a storm and several days’ absence. When they were suddenly sighted all shouted "to the wharfs, aux quais, O.K."

Elliott Carter

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

Recommended Recording

Peter Kolkay/Maureen Gallagher
Bridge Records 9128

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