Selected Works

THE BRONZE HORSEMAN

Composition date:  1997

Instrumentation: trumpet and electronics

Length: 17 minutes

Funding credit: Arts Council Electroacoustic bursary

Premiere:

Date: June 1997

Venue: West Road Concert Hall, Cambridge

Performers: Anthony Aarons, the composer

Piece Description:

The Bronze Horseman is a narrative poem by Pushkin, which describes a young man struggling against the overwhelming power of a terrible flood in St Petersburg. The famous bronze statue of Peter the Great on horseback remains implacable and unyielding against the rising flood while Pushkin’s hero, Yevgeny is tormented and confused. 

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