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Fin de Siecle
compositionposted on 2023-06-08, 08:04 authored by Martin Butler
Fin de Siècle was commissioned by the English Northern Philharmonia with support from Yorkshire and Humberside Arts and was completed in the autumn of 1996. Cast as a seven-minute prelude for orchestra, it is largely slow, lyrical in tone and is built in simple, circular melodic fragments. Intended neither as a lament nor a eulogy for the end of our own century, Fin de Siècle is, rather, a response to the flavour and character of fin de siècle music and art of a century ago: a quiet remembrance of things almost too long past to be remembered at all.
PublisherOxford University Press
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