The Imaginary Museum

Julian Anderson (1967)

The Imaginary Museum 2016

3333 - 4331 - timp - 3 perc - harp/synthesizer - strings
Duration 
26
Solist 
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My new piano concerto is in many short movements, each very different in timbre, acoustic, speed. The orchestra is split up into smaller groups that dialogue both with the piano and with each other. This creates the feeling of the piano travelling in a perpetually changing musical landscape, encountering new colours and climates at every turn. Steven Osborneā€™s repertoire is huge and highly varied, ranging all the way from Bach to Feldman, including free improvisation and jazz. I have tried to make use of the full range of his playing styles in this work.

Julian Anderson

Performances 
26.7.17 BBC Proms, Royal Albert Hall, London: Steven Osborne/BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra/Ilan Volkov
14.9.17 Grieghallen, Bergen, Norway: Steven Osborne/Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra/Edward Gardner
3
Flute
3rd doubling piccolo
3
Oboe
3rd doubling cor anglais
3
Clarinet
3rd doubling bass clarinet
3
Bassoon
3rd doubling contrabassoon
4
Horn
3
Trumpet
3
Trombone
1
Tuba
1
Timpani
3
Percussion
crotales, vibraphone, tubular bells, marimba, 3 suspended cymbals, 2 tam-tam, 3 antique cymbals, side drum, bass drum, rainstick, maracas, large ratchet
14
Violin
12
Violin II
10
Viola
8
Cello
6
Double bass
1
Other
synethsizer
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