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Joan Tower

Publisher: AMP

Fanfare for the Uncommon Woman (1986),
Publisher
Associated Music Publishers Inc
Category
Large Ensemble (7 or more players)
Year Composed
1986
Duration
3 Minutes
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Programme Note
Joan Tower Fanfare for the Uncommon Woman (1986),
Composer Note:

Fanfare for the Uncommon Woman, No. 1 was inspired by Copland's Fanfare for the Common Man and employs, in fact, the same instrumentation. In addition, the original theme resembles the first theme in the Copland. It is dedicated to women who take risks and who are adventurous. Written under the Fanfare Project and commissioned by the Houston Symphony, the premiere performance was on January 10, 1987, with the Houston Symphony, Hans Vonk, conductor. This work is dedicated to the conductor Marin Alsop.

-- Joan Tower

  • Ensemble
    St. Louis Symphony Orchestra
    Conductor
    Leonard Slatkin
    RCA Victor Red Seal:
  • Ensemble
    Colorado Symphony Orchestra
    Conductor
    Marin Alsop
    Koch Intl. Classics:
Performances
Date
Title
  • 12 APR 2019
    Ware Recital Hall, West Chester, PA
    West Chester University Ensemble
    Andrew Yozviak, conductor
  • 08 MAY 2019
    Orchestra Hall, Minneapolis, MN
    Minnesota Orchestra
    Family/Youth Concert; Akiko Fujimoto, conductor

    Other Dates:
    14 July 2018; 9 May; 28 July 2018; 21,22 September 2018; 20 October 2018; 13,14 February - Orchestra Hall, Minneapolis, MN
  • 23 JUN 2019
    St Magnus International Festival 2019
    Pickaquoy Centre Arena, Kirkwall, Orkney, Scotland
    BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
    Ben Gernon, conductor
  • 01 AUG 2019
    Classical Tahoe Pavillion, Incline Village, NV
    Classical Tahoe Ensemble
    Joel Revzen, conductor

Reviews
Joan Tower, the Distinguished Visiting Composer [at the DuMaurier New Music Festival], describes her music as being lyrical. Certainly in her Fanfare for the Uncommon Woman (wonderful title) and her violin concerto there were moments of lyrical beauty, but the prevailing emotion seems to be one of great strength.
Neil Harris, Winnipeg Free Press,24/01/1996
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