Invitation to a Beheading

2008

Details

Duration:
7'

Instrumentation:
3333 4331 timp 4perc str(16.14.12.10.8)

Commissioned by:
The Performing Arts Fund NL

Premiere:
9 May 2008, Vredenburg, Utrecht, by the Radio Filharmonisch Orkest, conducted by Claus Peter Flor.

The premiere of Theo Verbey’s Invitation to a Beheading took place during the Vrijdag van Vredenburg series in 2008 and was performed by the Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra. The work was inspired by Vladimir Nabokov’s novel of the same name, a Kafkaesque tale about a man condemned to death for obscure reasons.

Listen to a radio performance of Invitation to a Beheading.

Interview

Thea Derks interviewed Theo Verbey about 'Invitation to a Beheading' (interview in Dutch)