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Bouchard, Linda
Exquisite FiresComposer: Bouchard, Linda
Performance date: October 22, 1993

Date composed: 1992


Inspired by medieval stories “filled with magical, passionate images: ‘Knights worthy, brave and fierce,’ ‘love potions,’ ‘the naked sword’ lying between the lovers’” and more, composer Linda Bouchard created a series of short pieces that do indeed flicker, flare and throw off sparks like fire.


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Bouchard, Linda
RessacComposer: Bouchard, Linda
Performance date: November 10, 1992

Date composed: 1991


This is a piece of “water music.” Its creation was, in the composer’s words, “influenced by the sound of the ebb and flow of the sea. The different shades of color of the Mediterranean, the extremes of expression from tranquility to violence, the effect the blowing Mistral has on the surface of the sea” all went into the musical material that forms Ressac (surf).


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Bouchard, Linda
Songs for an AcrobatComposer: Bouchard, Linda
Performance date: May 04, 1995

Date composed: 1995


Songs for an Acrobat might best be approached with this observation from the composer in mind: “In the poems [which she sets in the composition], there are many instances where the challenges of life, illness, loss are conjured through a lost of balance. I think we all need to become ‘Acrobats’ to juggle the difficulties that life brings on.”


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Bouchard, Linda
Songs for an acrobatComposer: Bouchard, Linda
Performance date: October 09, 2009

Date composed: 1995


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Bouchard, Linda
VertigeComposer: Bouchard, Linda
Performance date: February 08, 1995

Date composed: 1994


In this short, six-minute piece, the composer uses the orchestra as a “virtuosic instrument capable of agility, subtlety, and power. [Its] inspiration lies in the variety of rhythms and shapes found in nature, from absolute order to saturated chaos.”
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