This is the beginning of my Special List of works and pomps ( no particular order of time or pleasure) that I treasure in my works accomplished. No mean list. I´ll be decade – hopping . Of course. To write it out in a verse:
1981 My SYMPHONY Nr. 1. ( “Symphonies of Symphonies Of Wind” ) premiered in Vienna by the O.R.F. Symphony Orchestra / Lothar Zagrosek.
2006 The American premiere of ” MAD SWEENEY ” with Boston Musica Viva / Richard Pittman , Speaker: Frank Corcoran.
2005 Zagreb Philharmonic / Conductor Chikawara premiere of ” QUASI UN CANTO” at the World Music Days. ( The N.S:O:I. did it later that year in Dublin. )
1980 for Sender Freies Berlin : Concorde / Jane O´Leary / soprano : Anne Woodworth premiered ” CÚIG AMHRÁIN DE CHUID GABRIEL ROSENSTOCK” in the divided city I was then living in as a D.A.A.D. Berliner Künstlerprogramm invitee.
1990 University of Milwaukee Library commissioned ” MUSIC FOR THE BOOK OF KELLS” ( UWM Percussion / Pavel Burda ; Frank Corcoran, Klavier ). I was a Fulbright Professor there.
2007 ” QUASI UNA FUGA” at the Shannon Festival ; in Limerick Cathedral with the Irish Chamber Orchestra / Anthony Marwood .
2010 National Symphony Of Ireland / ColmanPearce / soprano: Chloe Hinton. My
” FOUR ORCHESTRAL PRAYERS” for Mezzosoprano and Orchestra.
2009 North German Radio Choir / Phillip Ahmann: ” NINE ASPECTSOF AN IRISH POEM ” for Solo Violin and Large Choir.
( And , oh yes, its 2007 Irish premiere with the National Chamber Choir and Celso Antunes ! Catherine Leonard, violin ! Wow ! )
2005 at the Dublin Festival. Sian Edwards and Ensemble Modern premiered my Festival commission , ” QUASI UNA VISIONE”.
2009 the Swiss Ensemble , “Antipodes” , premiered ” QUASI UNA SARABANDA” in Basle, Zürich and Bern ( Radio DRS recorded it ).