Weir's opera, commissioned by Glasgow District Council for the 1990 City of Culture celebrations, takes three Scottish folktales, all concerned with disappearance: The Inheritance and The Stranger.
Weir's colourful tale of 14th-century China is by turns comic, melodramatic and tragic. Set during the invasion of China by Genghis Khan, it tells the story of orphaned Chao Lin.
Weir's own choice of her chamber music featuring piano explore Weir's fascination with folk music: the sparkling Piano Concerto explores her Scottish roots.
Blond Eckbert, Judith Weir's first opera, is based on Ludwig Tieck's folk-like tale of a quiet elderly couple whose secluded life eerily unravels as their fantastical past catches up with them. The music's apparent simplicity, with echoes of Weber's Freischütz - belies its underlying darkness.
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You can view scores by Judith Weir online at ScoresOnDemand.
For a full list of forthcoming and past performances please see the calendar here.
Hear Judith's recordings online here and find out more about the commercial recordings available in the gallery below.