Two scenes from 'Shameful Vice'

Two scenes from 'Shameful Vice'

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An arrangement of Scenes 5 and 12 from a projected stage-work on the life of Tchaikovsky. They are indentical in structure and draw on the set of Russian folk songs that Tchaikovsky arranged for piano-duet, albeit with a high level of distortion and adaptation. The two scenes bear the following stage directions: Scene 5. Tchaikovsky and Saint-Saens dance the Grande Adage from their (improvised) ballet "Pygmalion and Galatea". Scene 12. A succession of black swans bring bottles of poison for Tchaikovsky to drink. Both pieces were written for Marshall McGuire.show more

Product details

  • Sheet music | 8 pages
  • 210 x 297mm | 25g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • 0193359626
  • 9780193359628

About Michael Finnissy

Michael Finnissy was born in Tulse Hill, London in 1946 and studied at the Royal College of Music. He later studied in Italy with Roman Vlad. He went on to create the music department of the London School of Contemporary Dance, and has been associated as composer with many notable British dance companies. He has also been musician in residence to the Victorian College of the Arts, the City of Caulfield in Australia, and the East London Late Starters Orchestra. In 1999 he was made Professor of Composition at the University of Southampton. Finnissy has been featured composer at the Bath, Huddersfield and Almeida festivals, amongst others, and his works are widely performed and broadcast worldwide. Recordings are available on various labels, notably NMC and Metier; the latter has released a cycle of CDs to great critical acclaim.show more