Fanfare for a New Theater, for 2 trumpets

At a mere 30 seconds' duration, the Fanfare, for two trumpets, isdefinitely Stravinsky's shortest work. It was written for the inauguration of Lincoln Center in New York, and was first performed at the State Theater on 19 April, 1964. Stravinsky approached even such a tiny occasional work with the richness of invention characteristic of everything he did. A basic three-note motif evolves, within a few moments, into a quite complicated web of sonorities; to quote the beautiful image by Eric Walter White, “the effect of the two trumpet is like that of two pennants flying and crackling in a brisk wind.”

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