a media luz

for orchestra

Silvina Milstein

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Composer Silvina Milstein
Year of Composition 1999
Duration ca.18'
ISMN 9790570681327



fl/picc, fl/picc/afl, ob, ob/ca, bn, bn/cbn, 4hn, 3tpt, 3tbn, tba, timp, 3perc, hp, pf, strings (

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Catalogue ID ce-sm1aml1


Commissioned by the BBC; first performance BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra conducted by Rumon Gamba, Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama, Glasgow, 11 February 2000.


‘Milstein’s rich and dense orchestral study … is crammed full of darting energy and activity … a voice of considerable assurance and imagination’

Kenneth Walton, The Scotsman, 14 February 2000


‘the Debussian voluptuousness of Milstein’s work was the most ambitious on the programme … There was an overall abundance of colour’

Tom Service, The Guardian, 17 February 2000


‘Possibly the highlight of the programme was Silvina Milstein’s highly poetic a media luz, a work of half-light, murmurings, muted rustlings and reminiscences that treats the orchestra with post-expressionist expertise. Milstein intended a work of rich texture in which, by analogy with Cézanne, the canvas showed through. The resulting balance of static and dynamic was beautifully controlled’

Anthony Payne, The Independent, 18 February 2000