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April 17, 2004

Ghost Dances (Imaginary Ballet for Five Players) (1988) 28:08

Composer: Maw, Nicholas

Movements:

  • 1 Intrada (Allegro frenetico)
  • I. Dialogue at Night (Largo e sinistro)
  • II. The Demon (Molto agitato)
  • III. Lullaby (Larghetto, quasi andante)
  • III. b. The Demon (Reprise)
  • 2 Ritornello I (Tempo sostenuto e giusto)
  • IV. The Ballerina Overwhelmed (Vivo)
  • V. Pas de deux (Moderato con moto e flessibile)
  • VI. La Kermesse (Allegro moderato e molto pesante)
  • 3 Ritornello II (Agitato)
  • VII. Ruckblick (Romanza) (Moderato mosso, ma tranquillo)
  • VIII. The Frozen Moment (Grave)
  • IX. Bacchanale (Allegro molto e inquieto)
  • 4 Epilogue (Tempo molto moderato)
 

Instrumentation: cello, clarinet, conductor, flute, piano, violin

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Concert Title: Running Backward

Concert Location: Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC