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Ephemera

for clarinet and string quartet

Instrumentation:  clarinet, two violins, viola, cello

Instrumentation  clarinet, two violins, viol...

Gao Ping
Composer

Composer:   Gao Ping

About

Fu You (ephemeron in Chinese), an insect with an extremely short lifespan, is said to release a miraculous shine before it disappears into nothingness. Music, like ephemera, is transitory and has its very definite limits.


Commissioned note

Commissioned by the New Zealand String Quartet