A one movement work in six parts: Fantaisie I -- Fantaisie II -- Fantaisie III -- Fantaisie IV -- Fantaisie V -- Fantaisie VI. The large ensemble calls for flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, horn, trumpet, two percussion, celesta, piano, three violins, two violas, cello, and double bass.
Commissioned by l'Orchestre de Paris. Dedicated to Christoph Eschenbach, who conducted the premiere, which took place in New York, January 2002. With an instrumentation list. Duration ca. 22 minutes.
In one movement. Commissioned by the NDR Symphony Orchestra Hamburg. Dedicated to Kaija Saariaho on her 50th birthday. For large orchestra.
In one movement. Dedicated to Emmanuel Pahud. Commissioned by the Berlin Philharmonic and the Zurich Tonhalle Orchestra. Premiered by Emmanuel Pahud and the Berlin Philharmonic, October 2006. Of advanced difficulty. Duration ca. 17 minutes.
In one movement. Commissioned by BBC Radio 3, the Cleveland Orchestra, and the Chicago Symphony. Dedicated to Leif Ove Andsnes. Premiered in London, August 2005 by Leif Ove Andsnes and the BBC Symphony Orchestra. Custom print edition.
Composers: Bent Sørensen, György Kurtág, Marc-André Dalbavie, Witold Lutoslawski. Symphponieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, Franz Welser-Möst, conductor.
Dalbavie conducts performances of his Variations sur une oeuvre de Janacek; Sinfonietta; and Rocks Under the Water.
A single-movement work in three distinct sections. Commissioned by l'Etat and Percussions de Strasbourg. Dedicated to Percussions de Strasbourg. Each of the six players performs on a large array of instruments. Duration ca. 12 minutes.
In one movement. Commissioned by BBC Radio 3 and the Borletti-Buitoni Trust. Scored for a full orchestra. Custom print edition.
In one movement. Commissioned by the Luzerner Sinfonieorchester. Scored for a full orchestra. Duration ca. 19 minutes. Custom print edition.
Commissioned by the Baroque Orchestra in Freiburg for Thomas Hengelbrock. Premiered in September 1994. With seating chart. Duration: 14 minutes.
Premiered by the Cleveland Symphony Orchestra under Pierre Boulez, May 2000. A work for large orchestra, split into several groupings. The composer uses these groupings to create a variety of different textures, and relies on gestures and ostinati to create atmospheric sounds. Duration ca 24…
Commissioned by the Staatsorchester Rheinische Philharmonie, which premiered the work in May 1999 with soloists Sabine Meyer and Wolfgang Meyer. A work for full-sized orchestra. With an instrumentation list. Duration ca. 24 minutes.
Commissioned for Emmanuel Ax by the Carnegie Hall Corporation. Premiered by Ax in April 2004, along with David Shifrin, Milan Turkovic and Philip Smith. A challenging, cascading work in one movement, dedicated to Ligeti. Duration ca. 20 minutes.
Dedicated to violinist Philippe Aiche, hornist Andre Cazalet and pianist Dimitri Vassilakis, who premiered the work in Paris, March 2004. A challenging showpiece full of flourishes in all instruments. Duration ca. 16 minutes.
Commissioned by Radio France and premiered in October 1996 by the Orchestra National de France, directed by Lothar Zagrosek, with Eiichi Chijiiwa, soloist. Seating chart; instrumentation. Note by the editor.
Commissioned by the Minnesota Orchestra for its 100th anniversary season, and premiered in May 1999. The large orchestra is spread around the first floor of the concert hall for this atmospheric piece. With a staging diagram and instrumentation list. Duration ca. 22 minutes.
In one movement. Co-commissioned by The Carnegie Hall Corporation and the Aspen Music Festival and School. Premiered in New York, May 2008 by Yefim Bronfman, Gil Shaham and Lynn Harrel. Of advanced difficulty. Duration ca. 18 minutes.
In one movement. Dedicated to Eric Picard. An unmetered and fluid work with a slow and calm beginning and end, and a more agitated middle section. The score uses a few aleatoric ideas and special techniques. Duration ca. 11 minutes.