PASCAL DUSAPIN Go, Solo No.1 for orchestra
Pascal Dusapin Go, Solo No.1 for orchestra (1992) [8']
Go is the first of Pascal Dusapin's Seven Solos for Orchestra composed between 1992 and 2009. The series was envisaged as one extended work and each piece or episode seems to start where the previous one left off, sometimes reusing the musical material. He calls them 'solo' referring to the large orchestra as a single instrument and his handling of orchestral timbres and balance is truly masterful. Go opens with a forceful unison, using scale patterns of four or five notes from which most of the thematic material derives. With melodic lines and fragments of melody throughout, it is intense and has an understated energy.