Concerto for piano and orchestra : piano with orchestra
by Stephen Cronin (1989)
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Concerto for Piano and Orchestra (1989) was dedicated to and premiered by the pianist, Kevin Power. The demanding piano part represents a shift from the piano's traditional role in a concerto, and rather than engaging in a typical dialogue with orchestra maintains an almost continuous thread of sound throughout. The relative dramatic importance of the orchestral part varies from simple accompaniment to outright assertion. Throughout, the piano seems to maintain itself as an independent voice.
Instrumentation: Solo piano, 2 flutes (2nd doubling piccolo), 2 oboes, 2 clarinets in B flat, 2 bassoons, 2 horns in F, 2 trumpets in B flat, percussion (2 players), strings (22.214.171.124.1 minimum).
Duration: 19 min.
Difficulty: Advanced — Solo piano is virtuosic; orchestral parts are medium difficulty
Program note: Stephen Cronin's "Concerto for piano and orchestra"
program notes and analysis by the composer
- In the form/style of: Concertos
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