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Scoring

1.0.1.bcl.1-4.1.2.1-perc(2):vib/BD/pedal BD/SD/2bongo/sizzle cym/crash sym/washboard/vibraslap/whip/sm tgl/log dr/bamboo chimes/key chimes/cabasa/marimba/med maraca/church bell(G)-harp-strings(10.10.10.8.6)


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

World Premiere
5/9/2019
Philharmonie, Köln
Patricia Kopatchinskaja, violin / Sol Gabetta, cello / Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra / Peter Eötvös
Press Quotes

“...mysteriously beautiful and wonderfully exhilarating...”
De Trouw

“Although akin is a purely instrumental composition, it also contains theatre… Van der Aa’s musical universe is one of reflections and splits, in which instruments develop into each other’s alter egos through clever interchanges of motifs and gestures. In akin Van der Aa drives this duplication process with a compelling tension that leads to a blistering battle of strings to the rhythm of pounding toms and sharply striking percussion… High-quality, vintage Van der Aa.”
NRC Handelsblad

“Jubilation was sparked by the world premiere of Michel van der Aa’s two movement double concerto… this is not about a contest between the soloists to command the airspace above the orchestra, but rather a portrait of two intertwining concertante instruments working in harmony… With appropriately explosive soloists this piece has what it takes to join the repertoire.”
Neue Musikzeitung



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