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Esa-Pekka Salonen

Publisher: Chester Music

Second Meeting (1992)
Publisher
Chester Music Ltd
Category
Works for 2-6 Players
Year Composed
1992
Duration
11 Minutes
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Esa-Pekka Salonen Second Meeting (1992)
Second Meeting was written in January 1992. The first performance took place in Stockholm in February (Bengt Rosengren, oboe and Stefan Bojsten, piano). The work belongs to a planned series of virtuoso duos, "meetings". The first one (from 1982) is written for clarinet and harpsichord.

Formally, Second Meeting is very close to a familiar "theme and variations" category, although there are seven themes, or melodies, all quite closely related.

In the autumn of the same year I decided to write a version of the piece for oboe and a small orchestra, trying to remain reasonably faithful to the original (a la Ravel, perhaps). The orchestral version is called Mimo 1).


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  • Soloist(s)
    Carolyn Hove, oboe / Gloria Cheng, piano
    Crystal Records:
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