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Leon Kirchner

Publisher: AMP

Music for Twelve (1985)
Associated Music Publishers Inc
Large Ensemble (7 or more players)
Year Composed
10 Minutes

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  • Ensemble
    Boston Symphony Chamber Players
    Leon Kirchner
    Nonesuch :
  • Large Ensemble (7 or more players):
  • 17 AUG 2013
    Aspen, CO
    Aspen Contemporary Ensemble
    Sydney Hodkinson, conductor
  • 09 MAR 2012
    Oberlin, OH
    Oberlin College
    Timothy Weiss, conductor
  • 13 OCT 2011
    St Paul, MN
    Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra
    Scott Yoo, conductor

    Other Dates:
    14,15 October - St Paul, MN
  • 30 JAN 2011
    Carnegie Hall, New York, NY
    MET Chamber Ensemble
    James Levine, conductor
  • 30 JAN 2011
    New York, NY
    MET Chamber Ensemble
    James Levine, conductor
  • 15 OCT 2010
    Williamstown, MA
    Berkshire Symphony
    Ronald Feldman, conductor
  • 12 MAY 2006
    Oberlin, OH
    Oberlin College, Ensemble Lib.
    Timothy Weill, conductor
  • 26 JAN 2006
    Malaysian Philharmonic
    Kevin Field, conductor
  • 04 DEC 2005
    Woodland Hills, CA
    Nimbus Ensemble
    Young Riddle, conductor

The 85-year-old American composer wrote this score in 1985 partly in homage to his teacher, Arnold Schoenberg... The 12 players - strings, winds, brasses, piano (doubling on celesta) - are participants in a narrative that travels elusive and tender routes. Kirchner treats each instrument as a soloist, while maintaining a conversational sharing of lines. Yearning phrases rub shoulders with spiky gestures, and a constant shifting of textures and colors keep the ear along for the ride...
Donald Rosenberg, Cleveland Plain Dealer,01/01/0001
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