Before All Beginning
EBM EBM0650051/ HL 45324
Solo Mezzo-Sop.; Fl. Ob. Cl./B.Cl. Vln. Vcl. Perc. Pno.
In the words of the composer: "The music was intended to evoke the timeless eternal above... on a winter’s twilight... A poem I interpret to be about the mystical origins of music, its unbelievable mysterious powers, and almost living, breathing capacity to create ‘all wonders,’ even all that exists [is] the second poem from Rainer Maria Rilke’s "Sonnets to Orpheus." Commissioned and Premiered by the Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble for Vivica Genaux, mezzo-soprano. David Stock, conductor. Premiered February 28, 1994, Pittsburgh, PA. Recorded on "MMC Chamber Music, Vol. IV" by same.