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for clarinet, piano and chamber orchestra

Year:  1976   ·  Duration:  25m
Instrumentation:  solo cl.; 0000; 0210; strings

Year:  1976
Duration:  25m
Instrumentation  solo cl.; 0000; 0210; strings

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Alexander Cowdell: Cressida...

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Two soloists represent the roles of Shakespeare's Troilus and Cressida encapsulating the instinctive elements of musical expression – love caught in a world of rational but destructive emotion – war.

Performance history

27 Apr 1979: Performed by Anthony Lamb (clarinet) and John Fidler (piano) at New Zealand House, London, United Kingdom

21 Jun 2020: Performed by the Auckland Youth Orchestra, conductor Antun Poljanich, with Kiara Kong (clarinet) and Kent Isomura (piano) at the Auckland Town Hall

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