Night Migrations takes as its point of departure the writings of Louise Glück (New York, 1943), in particular the poem “The Night Migrations” from the poet’s Averno series. The composition’s structure consists of four nocturnal movements, each of which features contrasting sections that are continually interspersed; mystical and dark music alternates with fleet, darting episodes that emulate the flight of birds.
Night Migrations was written for for the Horszowski Trio and is dedicated with gratitude and admiration to composer John Harbison.
This commission has been made possible by the Chamber Music America Classic Commission Program, with generous funding provided by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and the Chamber Music America Endowment Fund
Photo credit: Veronica Gerber Bicecci