Towards the Pinnacle - Vers les sommets - Înspre Înalt
Poem for soprano and orchestra / Poem pentru soprană și orchestră [Romanian text]

Maya Badian
Composer
Maya Badian
Composition Date: 1973
Revision Date: 1994
Duration: 00:10:00
Genre: Solo Voice, With Full Orchestra

Instrumentation:

Instrumentation Set Number 1:
  • 1 x Soprano ( Solo )
  • 1 x Full orchestra
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Programme Note:
”TOWARDS THE PINNACLE, the one-movement poem by Maya Badian is a complete sound-block with well-structured melodic designs. It presents several inner climaxes and has three sections: an orchestral introduction; the main body of the work featuring voice and orchestra; and an orchestral conclusion mirroring the introduction. With a female voice as the soloist, "Towards the Pinnacle" establishes an intimate link between music and poetry. The text is from a work by Ana Blandiana, a Romanian poetess. The sonic material of this poem is based on two six-tone complementary series summarizing the twelve-tone set. These series are applied to all aspects of the work, including the macrostructure of the form.” - Fred Popovici, “Maya Badian, Her Life and Her Music: A Privilege to Soar” (Pro Ars Publications, Ottawa, Canada, 2010)

Premiere Information:
8 June 1981, Season public concert, Botosani, Romania
Emilia Petrescu, soprano; Botosani Symphony Orchestra; Modest Cichirdan, conductor

CATALOGUE INFO:

  • Call Number:
  • MV 1400 B136ve
  • Genre:
  • Solo Voice, With Full Orchestra
  • Date of Acquisition:
  • March 12, 1993
  • Type:
  • Print-music, Published by CMC
  • Physical Description:
  • 1 score (42 p.);
    42 Pages
    Height: 30 cm
    Width: 23 cm
    Parts page count: 88
    19 parts ([88] p.);
    Height: 30 cm
    Width: 23 cm
    1 solo part (5 p.);
    Height: 30 cm
    Width: 23 cm
  • Additional Information:
  • Text in Romanian by Ana Blandiana.
    Instrumentation: 2+picc-0-2+bcl-2 /0-1-1-0/perc/str (18-16-12-10-8)
    Commissioned by: Union of Romanian Composers and Musicologists, in 1972, Bucharest, Romania
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