Man With the Blue Guitar, The

Catalog numbers: 

EBM MR00465/ HL 358944

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Detailed Instrumentation: Timp.Perc(3): Hp.Pno: Str
Commissioned by the Rochester Philharmonic under David Zinman, this overture-like work attempts to create a highly colored, dramatic and sparkling sonic purse out of everyday musical material with the what, how, and why suggested by a painting by Pablo Picasso and a poem based on it by Wallace Stevens, both favorites of the composer.