Scrivo In Vento for Flute Alone by Elliott Carter
Publisher: Boosey and Hawkes
Duration: c. 5:00
For Robert Aitken
Scrivo In Vento, for flute alone, dedicated to the wonderful flutist and friend, Robert Aitken, takes its title from a poem of Petrarch who lived in and around Avignon from 1326 to 1353. It uses the flute to present contrasting musical ideas and registers to suggest the paradoxical nature of the poem. It was first performed July 20, 1991, (coincidentally on Petrach’s 687th birthday) at the XVIIIe Rencontres de la Chartreuse of the Centre Acanthes devoted to my music at the Festival of Avignon, France by Robert Aitken. — E.C.