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Richard Rodney Bennett

Publisher: Novello & Co

Arethusa (1989),
commissioned by North West Arts, John Wates and John Lewis plc for Graham Salter and Arethusa
Publisher
Novello & Co Ltd
Category
Works for 2-6 Players
Year Composed
1989
Orchestration
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Programme Note
Richard Rodney Bennett Arethusa (1989),
Arethusa was a wood nymph who was pursued by Alpheus, the river god. To escape him, she turned into a fountain. The river went underground and returned to the surface, uniting them.

Allegro lirica - Cadenza I (cello) - Presto - Cadenza II (oboe) - Poco adagio (played without a break)

Commissioned by Graham Salter and Emer Calthorpe for the Arethusa Oboe Quartet, with funds made available by the John Lewis Partnership, John Wates Esq. And North West Arts.

Performances
Date
Title
  • 02 FEB 2002
    HHH Concerts
    Haslemere, Surrey

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