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Après un rêve

Composer: Houtaf Khoury

Instrument: Flute and Piano

Level: Advanced

Published: 2015

Price: €25.00

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    • Duration: 24 min.

      This is an overwhelmingly dark piece, speaking without compromise of the disillusionment that comes after the euphoria of misplaced hopes and dreams, which is the story of Lebanon, the Middle East and beyond enduring so much injustice and violence – with no end in sight. It is an attempt to look truth straight in the eye…News coverage of countless wars all too often focuses on narrow and filtered perspectives, driven by local propaganda. Political, religious and economic injustices are never being convincingly addressed… as for the pain and suffering that are left behind – they are virtually ignored. The wordless sounds of this Sonata reveal the stark reality of death and loss, whoever the victor or vanquished are. The middle movement features a heartbreaking lament titled “Song for a Dead Child”. How can such senseless and tragic loss ever be justified?

      Wissam Boustany

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    • Flute and Piano

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  • About the composer +
    • Houtaf Khoury was born in 1967, Tripoli, Lebanon. His works are mostly orchestral, chamber, choral, vocal, and piano works that have been performed in Asia, Europe and the Middle East. Mr. Khoury studied composition with Yuri Ishenko at the National Music Academy of Ukraine in Kyiv from 1988-1997 and his music has been performed in Belarus, Brazil, Ecuador, Egypt, El- Salvador, Cuba, France, Germany, Austria, Italy, Lebanon, Mexico, Peru, Russia, Switzerland, Ukraine, Qatar , Belgium, Norway, Spain, the UK, and the USA. 

      Middle Eastern and Mediterranean expressivity, combined with high compositional technique are some of the features one can notice in Houtaf Khoury’s musical works. 

      Besides career as a composer, Dr. Khoury has taught musical composition, orchestration, history of music, history of arts in many institutions in Lebanon and abroad, as well he has served as an Artistic director for many recordings companies in Germany, Ukraine, France, Italy, Lebanon etc. The works of Dr. Khoury are presented on 7 official Cds recordings. 

      The famous flutist Wissam Boustany’s recording of “Apres un Revê” on the CD “this invisible world” (Nimbus Alliance) were highly praised by the critics.

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    • Front Cover graphics and layout: Gaia Gomes
      Engraving: Ary Golomb
      Printed in Copenhagen, Denmark
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