Year: 2013

Heading: music for 8 musicians

Movement Titles:

I. Iphigenia’s solo                
II. Iphigenia/Clytemnestra duet            
III. Agamemnon and his warriors            
IV. Iphigenia and Achilles            
V. Iphigenia and the Father            
VI. Clytemnestra and Agamemnon        
VII. The Transfiguration of Iphigenia

First Performance:
RIOULT Dance, New York
Joyce Theater
New York City
June 4-9, 2013
Camerata New York
Richard Owen, conductor


Duration: 22'

Recording: Iphigenia can be found on the recording, concerto for orchestra

...[it] conveys the tone of the mythology well but is wholly engaging even without that context. —Daniel Coombs, Audiophile Audition    

Iphegenia is a suite for an octet of six winds and two strings - really a tone poem on the Aeschylus legend. Its episodes are mostly jovial. By no means coldly neoclassical, it is diverting and will make you smile. —American Record Guide

Its clean lines and sharp rhythms suggest Stravinsky in Dumbarton Oaks vein Phillip Scott

Program Note:
This dance theater piece was commissioned by RIOULT dance NY, with original choreography by Pascal Rioult. It tells the story of Euripides' Iphigenia in Aulis. The suite of seven movements is available for concert performance.