for violin & piano
Inspired by the writings of Rabindranath Tagore, the listener will discern the influence of classical Indian raga in this work. Nocturne mirrors the layout of Tagore’s poem depicting a night journey of the soul addressed as a bird: ‘Bird, O my bird, listen to me, do not close your wings’.
violin & piano
DATE OF COMPOSITION
12 April 2007 (World Premiere) Carolyn Lam/Wendy Hiscocks
29 April 2007 (UK Premiere) Carolyn Lam/Wendy Hiscocks
Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge
St. Nicholas Church, Abingdon, UK. Abbey Chamber Recitals.
1 August 2010 (Australian Premiere) Sophie Rowell/Wendy Hiscocks
Australian Chamber Music Festival, Townsville, Queensland, Australia
2011 Madeleine Mitchell/Wendy Hiscocks
Arts & Humanities Festival, King’s College, London.
2013 Madeleine Mitchell/Wendy Hiscocks
2017 Madeleine Mitchell/Wendy Hiscocks
St. George’s Hanover Square, London.
Chamber Music by Wendy Hiscocks Symposium 1389
Madeleine Mitchell/Wendy Hiscocks
“Nocturne (2007) is a deceptively rhapsodic translation of verse by Rabrindranath Tagore” Gramophone.
“Nocturne is a very fine piece of many moods with moments of beauty and power” Stringendo: Australian Strings Association
Madeleine Mitchell and the composer performing Nocturne in Paris