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Dessoff Midwinter Festival 2014: SECOND LIFE
There are many reasons why composers create different versions of the same work. Often, it is because the work is so successful that a new version will allow more ensembles to perform it and more people to hear it, such as when a work for treble voices is newly arranged for mixed voices. Other times, sections are excerpted from larger works, particularly works that are either so tied to one occasion or so large (and expensive to perform) that they would otherwise languish on a shelf. In other cases, publishers cajole composers — or commission others — to create a new version that will extend the life of the original. In next year’s Midwinter Festival, we’ll examine a wide range of “second life” compositions from all of these perspectives, finishing with the rarely-heard arrangement that Brahms made of his German Requiem for choir and four-hand piano.
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