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Áskell Másson (*1953)
Played by the best orchestras, ensembles and soloists, his music reflects a powerful sense of drama. The variety of rhythms and sounds, the combination of lyrical and percussive moments, give to his compositions a unique intensity.
Áskell Másson (b. 21. November 1953) is amongst Iceland´s leading composers. With a varied background as a woodwind player and percussionist, he was...
The two main organizational elements that form the basis of this work are a rhythmic motive and a tone row that mirrors around its middle. Premiered in September 1982 by the Swede Roger Carlsson with the Icelandic Symphony Orchestra, this work has since then been performed widely. Evelyn Glennie has in particular performed the work frequently with many of the finest orchestras, a.o. with the Cleveland Orchestra, National Symphony Orchestra, Washington, Cincinnati Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, BBC Symphony Orchestra.
- 18.104.22.168 - 6 (horn 5 & 6 ad lib.).2.3.1 - 3 percussion, timpani(4), strings
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October 19, 2020 | London, Great Britain. Dame Evelyn Glennie (snare drum), World Doctors Orchestra, Stefan Willich (conducting).
October 18, 2020 | Cardiff, Great Britain. Dame Evelyn Glennie (snare drum), World Doctors Orchestra, Stefan Willich (conducting).
May 24, 2019 | Buenos Aires, Argentina. Christian Frette (snare drum), Orquesta Filarmonica de Buenos Aires, Ezequiel Silberstein (conducting).
April 22, 2018 | Mexico City, Mexico. Evelyn Glennie (snare drum), National Symphony Orchestra Mexico, Sylvain Gasançon (conductor).
April 21, 2018 | Immaculata (PA), USA. Ralf Sorrento (snare drum), Immaculata Symphony, Joseph Guering (conductor).
April 20, 2018 | Mexico City, Mexico. Evelyn Glennie (snare drum), National Symphony Orchestra Mexico, Sylvain Gasançon (conductor).
January 25, 2017 | Mississippi State, USA. Mississippi State Orchestra, Winner of the Competition (snare drum), Barry E. Kopetz (conductor).