Evening Land Symphony

For soprano and orchestra
Year
1995
Duration
30'
Category
Orchestra
Instrumentation
3(3.pic).3(3.ca).3(3.bcl).3(3.cbsn)-4.3.3.1-timp.2perc(lg b.d, timb, tom-t, sus cym, tam-t, crot, tri)-hp.amp pno(hpd)-str
Texts
text by Par Lagerkvist | translation by Wystan Hugh Auden and Leif Sjoberg
Commission
Commissioned by the Barlow Endowment and the Saint Louis Symphony
Premiere
Premiere performance by the St. Louis Symphony, Leonard Slakin, Conductor, Linda Hohenfeld, Soprano, November 24, 1995, St. Louis Missouri
Purchase
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  • Program Notes

    Evening Land Symphony is an orchestral setting of the ninth collection of poems of Swedish nobel laureate Pär Lagerkvist, in which the writer considers universal themes of old age, the mystery of life and of God, loneliness and alienation.

Video

Joseph Schwantner (b. 1943) : "Evening Land" Symphony (1995)