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Ixion's Wheel

for clarinet and piano

Year:  1993   ·  Duration:  14m

Year:  1993
Duration:  14m

Composer:   Helen Bowater

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Ixion's Wheel was written during the composer's term as Mozart Fellow in 1993. The work is dedicated to Katherine Austin (piano) and Richard Foreman (clarinet), who gave the premiere performance in the Ilott Concert Chamber, Wellington, during the ExtravaCANZa festival of November 1994. Mythology tells that on account of his aggression and lust, Ixion was lashed to a blazing wheel by Zeus, and sent whirling through the air to eternity. This work is the composer's response to the sad fate of Ixion.

Dedication note

To Katherine Austin and Richard Foreman

Contents note

Single movement

Performance history

New Zealand Composers; CD

Performed by Richard Foreman (clarinet) and Katherine Austin (piano) at the Ilott Concert Chamber, Town Hall, Wellington in November 1994

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