Alexander Liebermann


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Rondeaux Op.3a (2013)

for Soprano and orchestra

Poems by Alain Chartier and Charles d'Orléans

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Duration: 7:00 min.

Premiere: February 14th, 2014 at Alice Tully Hall in New York City, US by Onadek Winan, Jeffrey Milarsky and the Juilliard Orchestra.

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Program Note:

Rondeaux was originally a piece for soprano and piano, and it was also the first work I composed in New York City. So far from home in France and because I missed it a lot, it obviously had to do something with my roots. To emphasize the contrast between New York and the village where my family is from, I decided to use these two French medieval poems by Alain Chartier and Charles d’Orléans, which are part of the essence of modern French poetry. One, and maybe the most essential objective of this composition, is to create a pass to that mysterious time and atmosphere. The orchestration of Rondeaux allowed me to make these landscapes even more colorful. It was realized in November 2013.