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Electra

for piano, percussion and orchestra

Year:  1955 Instrumentation:  3333*; 4331; timp., perc.; piano, harp; strings

Year:  1955
Instrumentation  3333*; 4331; timp., perc.; ...

Edwin Carr
Composer

Composer:   Edwin Carr

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Edwin Carr: Electra; audio

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About

In 1954, Edwin Carr spent some time in Rome, working as musical director for the newly-formed ballet company Il Nuova Balletto d’Italia. The director and choreographer, Grant Mouradoff, had at one time been a member of the Diaghilev Company. While there, Carr collaborated with Mouradoff on Electra, a ballet of the ancient Greek tragedy, dramatised by both Sophocles and Euripides. Originally scored for piano and percussion, this orchestral version was adapted for a London production in 1955.


Commissioned note

Written for Il Nuova Balletto d’Italia


Performance history

Performed by the NZBCSO conductor John Hopkins in 1960