Liebelei was commissioned by the Time of Music Festival in Viitasaari and premiered in summer 2001 by the NYYD Ensemble, Olari Elts as a conductor. In Liebelei I wanted to express a "life is short, let us rejoice" attitude. I also had in my mind the beauty and shadows of the films directed by Max Ophuls. The name Liebelei derives from one of them.
Seppo Pohjola 2003 Instrumentation
1111 1110, pno, 2vln, vla, vlc, db Category
Works for Orchestra or Large Ensemble Premiere
NYYD Ensemble, cond. Olari Elts, Time of Music, Viitasaari, July 7, 2001 Commisioned by / dedications
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