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The Choreographic Archive of Siobhan Davies Dance

Title: Gerald Barry

Work: Profile

Summary

Gerald Barry was born in 1952 in Ireland. He studied composition with Stockhausen and Kagel and has written a wide range of orchestral music, including Chevaux de frise for the BBC and The Road for the Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra. He has written several operas, The Intelligence Park, The Triumph of Beauty and Deceit, The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant and La Plus Forte (The Stronger). The Bitter tears of Petra von Kant was staged at English National Opera and at the Basle Opera. The Triumph of Beauty and Deceit and La Plus Forte received their American premieres with the Los Angeles Philharmonic and the New World Symphony Orchestra, followed by performances with the Toronto Symphony and Netherlands Philharmonic. 

His most recent music includes the orchestral work, No other people for the RTE NSO, and Le Vieux Sourd for Betty Freeman. The Los Angeles Philharmonic and the Barbican have commissioned a new opera for 2011, The Importance of Being Earnest.

Analysis

Davies collaborations include:
1992 - White Bird Featherless
1996 - Trespass
1996 - Affections

Gerald Barry

  • Series Title: Profile
  • Title: Gerald Barry
  • Music: Gerald Barry
  • Summary: Gerald Barry was born in 1952 in Ireland. He studied composition with Stockhausen and Kagel and has written a wide range of orchestral music, including Chevaux de frise for the BBC and The Road for the Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra. He has written several operas, The Intelligence Park, The Triumph of Beauty and Deceit, The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant and La Plus Forte (The Stronger). The Bitter tears of Petra von Kant was staged at English National Opera and at the Basle Opera. The Triumph of Beauty and Deceit and La Plus Forte received their American premieres with the Los Angeles Philharmonic and the New World Symphony Orchestra, followed by performances with the Toronto Symphony and Netherlands Philharmonic. 

    His most recent music includes the orchestral work, No other people for the RTE NSO, and Le Vieux Sourd for Betty Freeman. The Los Angeles Philharmonic and the Barbican have commissioned a new opera for 2011, The Importance of Being Earnest.
  • Analysis: Davies collaborations include: 1992 - White Bird Featherless 1996 - Trespass 1996 - Affections
  • Publisher: SDR
  • Production Date - SDDO: 2010-08-25
  • Media type: Profile
  • Word Count: 0
  • Subscription - only: Public
  • Permanenent URL: http://siobhandaviesarchive.com/record/2871