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Peter Maxwell Davies

Publisher: Chester Music

Two Dances from the ballet 'Caroline Mathilde' (1993),
Publisher
Chester Music Ltd
Category
Works for 2-6 Players
Year Composed
1993
Duration
8 Minutes
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Peter Maxwell Davies Two Dances from the ballet 'Caroline Mathilde' (1993),
A new instrumentation restores this linked pair of dances from Davies's second full-length ballet, Caroline Mathilde based on the story of the eighteenth-century British princess sent in marriage to Denmark, to the eighteenth-century milieu of the work's setting and musical world. The period manners - a gavotte in the first dance, a gigue at the start of the second - are typically overlaid with the composer's Scottishness. In general the harp has an accompanying role, but it comes forward alone in the second movement, which ends with bravura from both instruments.


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  • Soloist(s)
    David Nicholson (flute), Eluned Pierce (harp)
    Birnam CD:
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