Présages Op. 53 Elisabeth Lutyens

Duration
9 mins
Composed
1963
Published
1996
Categories

Solos, Duos & Trios Solos •• Solo oboe

Instrumentation
1 Oboe

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Programme note

Présages consists of a theme, seven variations and a coda that returns to the opening material. Throughout, it reflects Lutyens’ interest in lyrical serial techniques where strict applications of those rules are not to be found in any substantive way, but do allow for each variation to be highly characterised through repeated pitches, or series of pitches; from lyrical, dynamically wide registral leaps, to capricious, virtuosic tonguing, this is music that demands of the oboist a strong attention to detail to make each variation breathe. This is a work that should be in the central repertory of the contemporary oboist.

Premiere
Janet Craxton, Wigmore Hall, 1965
Performances
  • 20 Nov 2010 | 12:00pm |

    Sir Jack Lyons Concert Hall, University of York

    |

    Melinda Maxwell

  • 1 Dec 2006 | 7:45pm |

    Purcell Room, South Bank Centre, London

    |

    Endymion (Melinda Maxwell, oboe)

Included in
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    Signals

    New British music for solo oboe, aimed at university and conservatoire-level students and professionals.

Recordings