Bleu 3 - George Arthur Knight Prize
I took the picture on the left during the dress rehearsal for the premiere of Bleu 3. The mug is used to play glissandi in the piano part, as you can see on this excerpt:
Bleu 3 is a quartet for clarinet, violin, cello, and piano, linked in several ways to Messiaen's Quartet for the End of Time. In June 2008, it was awarded the George Arthur Knight Prize by the Harvard Music Department.
Students who recently received the prize include:
- Ashley Fure: Susurrus, 2007
- Lei Liang: Serashi Fragments, 2006
- José-Luis Hurtado: De relieve doble, 2005
- Dominique Schafer: Fluchtpunkte, 2004
- José Luis Hurtado: Of Green and Gray, 2003
- Christopher Honett: Three Deaths in a Cambridge Museum, 2002
- Christopher Trapani: History by Moonlight, 2002
- Erik Spangler: Gut Matrix, 2001
- Helen Lee: Strands, 2000
- Lansing McLoskey: Tinted, 1999
- Christoph Neidhofer: Nach Innen, 1998
Purchase the score of Bleu 3 on amazon.com.
Listen to Bleu 3 on last.fm.
Congrats! Oh, is that score excerpt in C? if so that D# up there for the clarinet is really something! Anyhow, great blog posts as usual.ReplyDelete
Thanks, Michael. No, it's a transposed score. This D# is still something, but definitely more reachable!ReplyDelete
Great piece, Jean-Francois! And also a lovely performance :-)ReplyDelete
Thanks Matthias! Yes, the performers were very good, and committed to the music. That was a real treat to work with them during the rehearsals!ReplyDelete