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a song concert upon sonnets by Luís Vaz de Camões and fados by Amália Rodrigues
for: for fado singer, baritone, large ensemble and live electronics
detailed instrumentation: fado singer (female), baritone, flute (also piccolo and G-Flute), oboe (also English horn), clarinet in B flat (also basset horn and bass clarinet), bassoon (also Contrabassoon), horn in F, trumpet in B flat (also piccolo trumpet in B flat), trombone (also bass trumpet in B flat), percussion I, percussion II, Cimbalom and Percussion III, Portuguese guitar, Spanish guitar, harp, accordion, piano (also celesta - five octaves), violin I, violin II (also played with e-bow), viola, violoncello, double-bass and live electronics
text by: Luís Vaz de Camões and various (fados by Amália Rodrigues)
duration: 1h 20'
commission: Ircam, Casa da Música (Porto), Ensemble Modern and Radio France (1st version); Nieuw Ensemble (2nd version)
first performance: 1st version: 17.2.08, Porto, Casa da Música, Cristina Branco (voice), Frank Wörner (baritone), Ensemble Modern, Franck Ollu (conductor); revised version: 10.2.10, Utrecht, Vredenburg Leidsche RIjn, Cristina Branco (voice), Frank Wörner (baritone), Nieuw Ensemble, Etienne Siebens (conductor)
publisher: Edizioni Suvini Zerboni
catalogue number: S. 13151 Z.
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