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Publisher: Chester Music

I am an Unusual Thing (from Letters, Riddles & Writs) (1991),
Text Writer
Mozart
Publisher
Chester Music Ltd
Category
Solo Voice(s) and up to 6 players
Year Composed
1991
Duration
5 Minutes
Orchestration
Alternate Orchestration
also available for C/Michael Nyman Band
Availability
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Michael Nyman I am an Unusual Thing (from Letters, Riddles & Writs) (1991),
A song composed for Letters, Riddles and Writs directed by Jeremy Newson in 1990/1. Devised for the Artifax/BBC 'NOT MOZART' series commemorating the bicentenary of Mozart's death, the film takes as song texts extracts from Mozart's letters and a set of riddles he wrote and distributed in Vienna during the 1787 Carnival. This song combines one such riddle with a remark Mozart made about his professional prospects shortly before his death, and is based entirely on extracts from two of his Haydn quarters.

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  • Ensemble
    Michael Nyman Band
    Soloist(s)
    Ute Lemper, contralto
  • Ensemble
    Michael Nyman Band
    Soloist(s)
    Michael Nyman and Ute Lemper
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