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PAUL DESENNE

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67. GRAN CACEROLAZO (2010) ca. 12'
For piano, strings and percussion

Program Notes


Written for Gabriela Montero

Premiered by Gabriela Montero, piano and Kremerata Baltica with
Andrei Pushkarev, percussion at Laeiszhalle, Hamburg on March 6, 2010


66. POSTCARDS FROM KANNIBALIA (2009) ca. 20'
Trio for clarinet, violin and piano

Gypjab
Cari.Kum.Ba
Gnossienne-Tonada
Sapokalypse

Program Notes


Commissioned by the Verdehr Trio and Michigan State University, co-sponsored by Chevron Corporation and the Embassy of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela
Premiere at The Phillips Collection in Washington, DC in Fall 2010 with Elsa Ludewig-Verdehr, clarinet / Walter Verdehr, violin / Silvia Roederer, piano


65. SCHTUPAK THE FISH (2009) ca. 12’
Piano quartet

Schtupak the fish
Aaron Wunsch, piano / Jennifer Curtis, violin / Nicholas Mann, viola / Sunny Yang, cello

 

Program Notes


Premiered at Yellow Barn Festival, Vermont on July 23, 2009 by Aaron Wunsch, piano / Jennifer Curtis, violin /
Nicholas Mann, viola / Sunny Yang, cello


64. NUMBER NINE (2008) ca. 10'
Quintet for flute, clarinet, violin, cello and piano in one movement

Program Notes


Commissioned by Ensamble Onix, Mexico
Premiered at Festival Cervantino in Guanajuato, Mexico in Novermber 2009 by Ensamble Onix
New York premiere at the MoMA Summergarden Series on July 11, 2010 with the New Juilliard Ensemble, conducted by Joel Sachs


62. DELTA DANCE (2008) ca. 5'
For violin and piano

54. VENEZUELAN SUITE FOR VIOLIN AND PIANO (2006) ca. 13’

Totunel de warena

Colin Sorgi, violin / Jooeun Park, piano


Donzulian
Guasa del monocordio de lata
Su pajarillo

Giovanni Guzzo, violin / Luis Pares, piano

 

Program Notes


Premiered in Limoges, France, Nov. 2006 by Virginie Robilliard, violin and Ricardo Castro, piano;

London premiere at the Venezuelan Cultural Centre on July 11, 2007 with Giovanni Guzzo, violin

and Luis Pares, piano

52. MANGOSINFONI (2005) ca. 24’
For harp and organ in six movements
Mango Haze
Vertigo Fandango
La Mer Caraïbe
Man Goes Woman Goes
Brazil Pinball
Apache Rondeau


Commissioned by Chelsea Chen and Arielle
Partial premiere at Paul Hall, Juilliard School, New York, in May 2006 with Chelsea Chen, organ and Arielle, har
p

47. THE TWO SEASONS (OF THE CARIBBEAN TROPICS) (2003) ca. 22’
Concerto for violin, strings and harpsichord

Invierno/Rainy Season
Goteras (Roof Leaks)
Coquiloquio (Frog Assembly)
Wipers Gigavalse/Deslave (Wipers Gigavalse/Landslide)

Verano/Dry Season
Noche del grillo transformado (Night of the Transfigured Cricket)
Cumbión tostao (Big Toasted Cumbia)
Polo quemao (Burnt Polo - Venezuelan song form)

Virginie Robilliard, violin with the Orchestra of the Mozarteum Foundation, conducted by Olivier Grangean

 

Program Notes


solo violin-harpsichord-strings (4.3.2.2.1)


Commissioned by the Cultural Attaché of the French Embassy in Caracas for violinist Virginie Robilliard

Premiered at Sala Corpbanca in Caracas in Dec. 2003 by Virginie Robilliard, violin and the Orchestra of the Mozarteum Foundation, conducted by Olivier Grangean; Canadian premiere in December 2004 with Alexis Cárdenas, violin and I Musici de Montréal, conducted by Yuli Turovsky; New York premiere at BAM (Brooklyn Academy of Music) in January 2009 with Virginie Robilliard, violin and the Brooklyn Philharmonic, conducted by Michael Christie

46. CANTATA MAQROLL (2003) ca. 20’
For tenor voice, flute, soprano saxophone, violin, cello and piano in seven movements

Song cycle on texts by Alvaro Mutis and Belisario Betancur

Commissioned by the Festival de Artes in Cali, Colombia

45. TANGO SABATIER (2003) ca. 12’
Three tangos for arpegina (five-string viola with low E) or viola and piano
Caceroleando
Piazzolaberintus
Rallentango-Milonga


Commissioned by luthier Bernard Sabatier, creator of the arpegina
Premiered at Château Barreyre near Bordeaux, France in May 2003 by Jean-Paul Minalli, arpegina and Véronique Goudin, piano


37. TOCATA GALEONICA PARA SEXTETO (2002) ca. 15’
For two violins, viola, cello, bass and harpsichord in three movements
Coplas del Mangle
Recuerdos de Venosa II
Tuyerias


Composed for the Accadèmia Bizantina di Ravenna


30. LA REVOLTOSA (2000) ca. 18’
Venezuelan rhapsody for violin or piccolo clarinet (Eb) and piano


La Revoltosa

Jorge Montilla, clarinet

Gail Novak, piano


Commissioned by the Cisneros Foundation for violinist Alexis Cárdenas
Transcribed for piccolo clarinet and piano in 2005 for Jorge Montilla
Clarinet version premiered and recorded at the University of Arizona in 2006 by Jorge Montilla, clarinet


25. TRIO FOR CLARINET, CELLO OR BASSOON, AND PIANO (1998-99) ca. 14’
In four movements
Also available for clarinet quartet (see #40)
Ornitolo chipoleao
Borges Triangle
Recuerdos de Venosa III
Tácata Tocata

Taqui Ensemble (Jorge Montilla, clarinet)


Commissioned by clarinetist Paquito de Rivera for his ensemble Triangulo
Premiered at Teatro Teresa Carreño in Caracas in Nov. 2000 by Continuum; Premiere of bassoon version at the Contemporary Music Festival in Puerto Rico, summer 2003, with Ensemble Taqui; Complete bassoon version premiered at the MoMA Summergarden Series in New York in 2005 by Moran Katz, clarinet / Jennifer Rhodes, bassoon / Joel Sachs, piano


22. SONATA FOR CLARINET AND PIANO (1997) ca. 12’
Tácata-tocata
Borges
Aracataca toca

Jorge Montilla, clarinet / Gail Novak, piano


Commissioned by clarinetist Eloy Salgado
Premiered at Indiana University in 2002 by Jorge Montilla, clarinet and Gail Novak, piano; Venezuelan premiere at the Sala de Conciertos de la UCV in Caracas in 2005 with Eloy Salgado, clarinet and Sadao Muraki, piano


18. TOCATA GALEONICA CUARTA (1991-94) ca. 12’
For two violins, cello and harpsichord in three movements
Version for sextet written in 2002 for the Accadèmia Bizantina di Ravenna, adding a viola and a double bass
Coplas del mangle
Recuerdos de Venosa II
Tuyerias

 

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