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Gran Duo

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Magnus Lindberg

Magnus Lindberg


Subtitle: For Woodwind and Brass


General Info

Year: 2000
Duration: c. 20:00
Difficulty: VII (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Orchestra
Publisher: Boosey & Hawkes
Cost: Score and Parts - Unknown   |   Score Only - $39.22


Instrumentation

Full Score
Flute I-II-III (III doubling Piccolo)
Oboe I-II
English Horn
Bassoon I-II
Contrabassoon
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
F Horn I-II-III-IV
C Trumpet I-II-III (III doubling D Trumpet)
Trombone I-II-III
Tuba


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

"Lindberg, a master of orchestral sound, has chosen virtually the same forces as Stravinsky in his Symphonies of Wind Instruments, and with its five connected movements Gran Duo is a symphony in the modern sense ... a darkly brooding yet peaceful work that reflects something of a unique landscape."

- Program Note from The Times


Gran Duo was composed in 1999-2000 and is a dialogue between the two orchestral families of woodwind and brass, each with their respective material. Their initial characters, equating to the poetic stereotypes of 'masculine' and 'feminine', become progressively blurred and androgynised during the course of the work as larger sound masses give way to chamber music-style sub-groupings and individual instrumental solos.

- Program Note from publisher


Commercial Discography


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


Performances

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  • Maastricht (Netherlands) Academy of Music Wind Ensemble (Ivan Meylemans, conductor) - 14 October 2020
  • City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra (Simon Rattle, conductor) - 8 March 2000 *Premiere Performance*


Works for Winds by this Composer


Resources

  • Lindberg, M. (2005). Gran Duo: For Woodwind and Brass [score]. Boosey & Hawkes: London.
  • Peltz, Charles. "Gran Duo." In Teaching Music through Performance in Band. Volume 6, edit. & comp. by Richard Miles, 830-835. Chicago: GIA Publications, 2007.