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Magnus Lindberg

Publisher: Chester Music

Coyote Blues (1993)
commissioned by Svenska Rikskonserter (the Swedish National Concert Institute)
Work Notes
see also "Two Coyotes": arrangement of "Coyote Blues" for cello and piano.
Publisher
Chester Music Ltd
Category
Large Ensemble (7 or more players)
Year Composed
1993
Duration
11 Minutes


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Programme Note
Magnus Lindberg Coyote Blues (1993)
Magnus Lindberg’s catalogue demonstrates the difficulty this composer of rhythm and harmony has in writing for the voice. When the Swedish national concert association Rikskonserter awarded him a commission for a work for the Stockholm New Music festival, where he was one of three invited composers, along with Xenakis and Gubaidulina, he attempted to produce a piece for solo voice and ensemble. In spite of melodic sketches for baritone, the end result is once again an instrumental work. But the genesis of the work includes enough elements for us to get a sense of the spirit of Coyote Blues, with its plaintive expressions, its melismatic writing, its short, stuttering phrases, its pastoral melodies, and its glissandi. Lindberg himself provided the key to understanding the piece in his contribution to the programme accompanying the work, where he reveals that during the project’s conception he carried out an analysis of the three different versions of Stravinsky’s Les Noces, and apparently allowed the work to influence his own composition.

© Risto Nieminen

In: Magnus Lindberg, Edition Ircam – Centre Georges-Pompidou, 1993.

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    Agora Festival
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    Paris, France
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    Heidelberg Atelier
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    Festival Ensemble
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  • 26 MAR 2010
    Heidelberg, Germany
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  • 01 OCT 2009
    Royal Festival Hall, London
    Philharmonia Orchestra
    Diego Masson, conductor
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    Funkhaus Köln, Cologne, Germany
    Olari Elts, conductor
  • 03 DEC 2008
    University of Cariff, Cardiff, Wales
    University of Cardiff
  • 07 NOV 2008
    Nordic Focus 2008
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    Remix Ensemble
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    Guildhall School of Music Orchestra
    Richard Baker, conductor
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    Guildhall School of Music and Drama, London
    Guildhall New Music Ensemble
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    Paris, France
    Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France
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    Concert Hall, Sibelius Academy, Helsinki, Finland
    Ensemble 27 (Sibelius Academy)
    Arturo Alvarado, conductor
  • 12 DEC 2007
    Bucharest, Romania
    Caput Ensemble
  • 20 OCT 2007
    Arena Festival
    Riga, Latvia
    Caput Ensemble
  • 14 OCT 2007
    Cologne, Germany
    Koln Musikhochschule
  • 04 MAR 2007
    Esbjerg, Denmark
    Esbjerg Ensemble
    Jesper Nordin, conductor
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    Theatre Hall, Jyvakyla, Finland
    Jyvaskyla City Orchestra
  • 16 MAR 2006
    Cherbourg, France
    Ensemble InterContemporain
    Jean Deroyer, conductor

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    Cité de la musique, Paris
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    Nacho de Paz, conductor
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    L'Auditori, Barcelona
    Grup Instrumental BCN 216
    Nacho de Paz, conductor
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    Maison de Radio France
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