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PAUL DESENNE

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Complete Works | Symphonic | Concertos | Chamber | Brass and Percussion | Guitar / Theorbo / Cuatro

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84- "Diásporas "(2017)
String Quartet in 5 movements:
1-Minute Dance
2-Kletzlama
3-Gnossienne Tonada
4-Gymnosophie
5-Tanganadanza

 

82- Shabono, Danzas de Guerra Yanomami (2016)
for 12 Cellos
Composed for the Cello ensemble of the Orquesta Sinfónica Simón Bolívar

 

77. Bossa do Fim (duration ca. 6'30'')
Piece for Cello Quartet,
Commissioned by the Boston Cello Quartet, 2014

 

71. UYTRE (2011-2012) ca. 27'
For cello quartet

 

70. SONATA FOR VIOLIN AND CELLO (2011-2012) ca. 18'
Delta Seis
Tañido sobre una canción larense
Pilón Collider

 

Private commission


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


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


63. DRAGONCELLO (2008) ca. 9'
For six cellos and string orchestra
solo cello-strings (4.3.2.2.1 minimum)

 

Dragoncello
I Musici de Montréal and cello students of Yuli Turovksy, with Yuli Turovsky, conductor
Commissioned by I Musici de Montréal

 

YouTube video (Part 1)
YouTube video (Part 2)


Premiered at the Place des Arts in Montréal on Sept. 17, 2008 by I Musici de Montréal and cello students of Yuli Turovsky with Yuli Turovsky, conductor


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

55. SUITE FOR VIOLIN SOLO (2006) ca. 15’

Prélude Ethno-Mathématique
Sentimentallemande
Eau Courante
Vampire
Japonaise-Bourrée
Jungle Jig


Commissioned by Airi Yoshioka
Premiered by Airi Yoshioka at the Americas Society in New York City in February 2010


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

44. NID D’ABEILLE, NID D’AMOUR (2003) ca. 11’
Trio for violin, arpegina (five-string viola with a low E) or viola and cello
Chansonnettes
Musette de la Ruche
Bransle Bourgeoise


Commissioned by Guy Prim
Premiered at Château Barreyre near Bordeaux, France in May 2003 by Virginie Robilliard, violin / Jean-Paul Minalli, arpegina / Paul Desenne, cello


39. JAGUAR SONGS FOR SOLO CELLO (2002) ca. 20’

Gitane
Tombeau pour l'Amazonie
Gavotte
Birimbao / Jaguar

Paul Desenne, cello

 

Program Notes

 

Composed for French cellist Iseut Chuat
Premiered at Galería Sextante in Bogotá, Colombia on May 7, 2003 by Paul Desenne, cello; European premiere at the Venezuelan Cultural Centre in London, July 2003, with Paul Desenne, cello


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

33. PAJARO-GUARACHA (2001) ca. 3' 30''
For four celli (or multiples of)

 

Pájaro-guaracha
Nancy Green, cello


Commissioned by Cello in New York
12 celli version premiered at Teatro Teresa Carreño in Caracas in August 2005 by members of the Simón Bolívar Youth Orchestra


32. KALIGUASA (2001) ca. 3'
For four celli (or more)

 

Commissioned by Cello in New York
12 celli version premiered at Teatro Teresa Carreño in Caracas in August 2005 by members of the Simón Bolívar Youth Orchestra


31. THE GLASS BAMBOO FROG CONSORT (1995-2001) ca. 9' 30''
For four celli (or more)


The Glass Bamboo Frog Consort
Nancy Green, cello

 

Commissioned by Cello in New York
Premiered at the Beauvais Cello Festival in France in May 2001 by Cello
12 celli version premiered at Teatro Teresa Carreño in Caracas in August 2005 by members of the Simón Bolívar Youth Orchestra


24. SONATA FOR SOLO VIOLIN (1998) ca. 18’

Spiral Capriccio
Epaves

The Worm's Belly Dance
Andante con yopo / Alegrías

 

Program Notes


Commissioned by the Carlos and Alegría Beracasa Foundation
Premiered at the Royal Academy of Music in London in February 1999 by Virginie Robilliard, violin


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


16. PRELUDIO Y QUITIGLASS OCTET (1995) ca. 8'
Version for eight celli

15. PRELUDIO Y QUITIGLASS (1995) ca. 8’
For three celli

14. AEROGLIFOS OCTET (1994) ca. 4'
Version for eight celli

13. AEROGLIFOS (1994) ca. 4'
For three celli (or viola and two celli)

 

Viola version premiered at Weill Recital Hall in New York, Dec. 1994 by Paul Desenne and members of the
Cuarteto Latinoamericano of Mexico


12. PIZZIQUITIPLAS OCTET (1988-89) ca. 6’30”
For eight celli

11. PIZZIQUITIPLAS (1988-89) ca. 6’30”
For three celli (or viola and 2 celli).
A version of this piece has also been written for alto flute, cello and harp - see #6.


Pizziquitiplas

Miguel Rojas, cello / Manuel Mijares, cello / Paul Desenne, cello


Premiered at Teatro Teresa Carreño in Caracas in 1990 by the Paul Desenne Ensemble; US premiere at the Focus! Festival, Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center, New York in 1994; Viola version premiered at Weill Recital Hall in New York, December 1994 by Paul Desenne and members of the Cuarteto Latinoamericano of Mexico

10. LOS RICOCHELOS (1987) ca. 6'

For three celli

9. PIZZIGUASA (1985) ca. 4'
For three celli


5. GUASA NO. 1 (1983, rev. 1989) ca. 5'
For eight celli in one movement

Premiered at the Conservatoire de Paris Auditorium in March 1983 by the Conservatoire Octet; Recorded for a television series on Venezuelan orchestral youth in 1988

 

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