LE VISIONI DI PAURA (VISIONS OF FEAR)

for orchestra



LE VISIONI DI PAURA (Visions of fear) for orchestra was commissioned by the New Belgian Chamber Orchestra and deSingel, International Arts Centre in Antwerp.

The inspiration for this orchestral work came from 'Inferno' by 15th century Dutch painter Hieronymus Bosch.
While composing Le Visioni die Paura - in August 1990 - the beginning of the Gulf War provided an element of underlying tragedy.

Le Visioni di Paura sometimes sounds aggressive, but never bombastic, and has a limited percussion section. In this work, Wim Henderickx wants to evoke a more or less poetic interpretation of fear.

Very high registers in the last part are followed by an anti-climax, fading into silence.

 




RECORDINGS

TEJAS Wim Henderickx Cd 'TEJAS and other orchestral works' (2011)
with TEJAS , VARIATIONS , SKRIET and LE VISIONI DI PAURA 
by Wim Henderickx
Royal Flemish Philharmonic, cond. Martyn Brabbins 
www.defilharmonie.be  
(part III)  

book and cd

Book with CD
CONTEMPORARY MUSIC IN FLANDERS III
Flemish Symphonic Music since 1950
Matrix, New Music Documenation Centre (2006)
(Mark Delaere and Joris Compeers)
On the CD : 'LE VISIONI DI PAURA' 
(live recording 1993)

SCORE

Norsk Musikforlag (publisher)

Download PDF (sample)





INSTRUMENTATION / EXTRA INFORMATION

LE VISIONI DI PAURA for orchestra
commissioned by the Nieuw Belgisch Kamerorkest and de Singel
(+/- 12’)
instrumentation: 2.2.2.2. / 2.2.0.0. / perc (2 pl) / strings
first performance: 6 March 1991, deSingel, Antwerp
Nieuw Belgisch Kamerorkest, cond. Robert Groslot






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