Portrait derives its origins from my days still as a student. It is a portrait of a composer as a thirty year old man at a starting post of his career. It is also a portrait of the violin as an instrument, which I wanted to put up into a thoroughgoing musical fluoroscopy. From the view of the present day, Portrait seems to manifest itself as a short story with some poetical dimensions, as well as a clear-cut reference to what was to come later...
© Harri Suilamo, 2000 Instrumentation
Works for Solo Instrument Premiere
Eeva Koskinen, Finnish Broadcasting Company, 1985. Fp: Yoshinori Sato, Nordic Music Festival, Tokio, May 25, 2000. PDF for promotional use
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