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Donnacha Dennehy

Publisher: G. Schirmer

A Fatal Optimist (2008)
G Schirmer Inc
Small Ensemble (2-6 players)
Year Composed
4 Minutes
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Donnacha Dennehy A Fatal Optimist (2008)

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Composer Note:
Francis Bacon: But I’m profoundly optimistic about nothing.

Melvyn Bragg: How can you be optimistic about nothing, Francis?

Francis Bacon: I can be.

Melvyn Bragg: Why?

Francis Bacon: Just existing for a moment. Existing today makes me optimistic.

Melvyn Bragg: Optimistic about what?

Francis Bacon: Nothing!

(a slightly drunken conversation between the two of them, captured on the South Bank Show)
— Donnacha Dennehy

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