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Publisher: Chester Music

Dhyāna (2007)
Publisher
Chester Music Ltd
Category
Soloist(s) and Orchestra
Sub Category
String Orchestra
Year Composed
2007
Duration
5 Minutes
Solo Instrument(s)
violin
Orchestration
Programme Note
John Tavener Dhyāna (2007)
The Sanskrit word Dhyana means "meditation". This short work pays tribute to Nicola Benedetti’s contemplative style of playing.

John Tavener 2007


Preview the score:

  • Ensemble
    London Philharmonic Orchestra
    Soloist(s)
    Nicola Benedetti, violin
    Conductor
    Andrew Litton
    UCJ Music:
Performances
Reviews
Working under conductor Nicholas Cleobury, ASMF gave the UK and World premiers of two short works by Sir John Tavener. Dhyana (Meditation) and Song for Athene were both written in 2007, and both suggest a world of repose and contemplation--did Tavener foresee how necessary such a world would be, only two years later? Dyana opens in an appropriately calm manner...and arrives at a melodious conclusion....In this beautiful arrangement, the ASMF strings demontrated Tavener's immense ability to generate an atmosphere and mood by apparently spare and simple means...This was a thoroughly satisfying, if rather short, concert.
The Oxford Time,08/07/2009
As with a significant proportion of Tavener's catalogue, both pieces Dhyana (Meditation) and Song For Athene are odes to the spiritual world, yet different by design if you like. It found the venue bathed in a brooding drama that crept across the audience. From my place high in the stands I could view the crowd's personal reveries while the Academy delievered a prestine a rendition as a recorded CD!
Kelvin Hayes, Daily Info, Oxford,02/07/2009
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