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2(II=picc).2.2.2-2.2.0.0-timp-strings


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

World Premiere
12/31/1999
Mozarteum, Salzburg
Camerata Salzburg / Roger Norrington CBE
Composer's Notes
Deutsch Français

Shrunken Symphony:
                                 
What is the meaning of this?


A form dried up and shrivelled like those
shrunken heads -
therefore a corporate shrinkage?


Or does the title lead astray and we have
here an embryonic form:
incomplete, unmatured, a seedling in need of
development -
therefore not viable?


Possibly also the idea of a concentrated form,
to be diluted to taste, pasteurised, homogenised
without artificial flavourings -
therefore no danger to health?


In the end still the possibility of a symphony
in a nut shell, a toy symphony;
intriguing craftsmanship, beguiling form -
therefore not without depth?


And what is the meaning of this?


Kurt Schwertsik
(Translation: Elke Hockings/Kurt Schwertsik)

Recommended Recording
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Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra/Dennis Russell Davies
(p) and © 2000 Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra
Oehms Classics OC342


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