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Violin Concerto : violin with orchestra

by Barry McKimm (1980)

Also known as: Concerto for violin ; Viola Concerto

Violin Concerto

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Violin Concerto / Barry McKimm.

Library shelf no. 784.272186/MCK 1 [Available for loan]

Violin Concerto

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Work Overview

This concerto is a lyric work in the traditional concerto form of three movements. The content and structure is dependent on melodic development.

Work Details

Year: 1980

Instrumentation: Piccolo (doubling alto flute), 2 flutes (2nd doubling piccolo), 2 oboes, cor anglais, 2 clarinets in B flat, bass clarinet in B flat, 2 bassoons, contrabassoon, 4 horns in F, 3 trumpets in C, 2 trombones, bass trombone, tuba, timpani, percussion (4 players), harp, strings.Solo violin for Movements 1, 2, 3, symphony orchestra.Alternative Movement 2, Solo Viola, symphony orchestra

Duration: 37 min.

Difficulty: Advanced

Contents note: In three movements with alternative second movement for solo viola and orchestra.

Dedication note: Dedicated to Leonard Dommett. Edition of 2016 is dedicated to Tobias Broeker for his amazing catalogue of violin music composed over the last 10 years

Commission note: This work was composed on request from Leonard Dommett.

First performance: by Leonard Dommett, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Patrick Thomas — 1980. ABC studios, Glen Waverley, Melbourne

The composer notes:
Hiroyuki Iwaki and Sir Charles Mackerras were interested in this work. Nothing came of it. This work was composed in 1980, long before computers. In those days I used a 3B pencil. Recently Tobias Broeker asked to include this work in his catalogue of Violin Concertos. I rescued the pencil copy and notated it onto computer for this 2016 edition.

The composer notes the following styles, genres, influences, etc associated with this work:
Influences come from everywhere. It is hard to pinpoint. Melodic development is an essential part of my work. One of the lines in Mov. 3 reminds me a bit of Sibelius. The development is very different.

This violin concerto was composed in 1980 for Leonard Dommett, concert master for Melbourne Symphony Orchestra. For this performance Leonard Dommett played Movement 2, "Andante Tranquillo", as a solo work for viola and orchestra Later "Andante Tranquillo" for viola became a stand alone work and has been played as a recital piece by soloists on tuba, flugel horn, tenor horn. The second movement for violin and orchestra has never been played.

The premier performance was in 1980 at ABC studio Glen Waverley, with MSO, conductor Patrick Thomas. For this performance Leonard Dommett played Movement 2, "Andante Tranquillo", as a solo work for viola and orchestra. This was a special request from Leonard Dommett. Later "Andante Tranquillo" for viola became a stand alone work and has been played as a recital piece by soloists on tuba, flugel horn, tenor horn. "Andante Tranquillo" has been recordered with MSO, conductor Richard Divall, soloist Lawrence Jacks The second movement for violin and orchestra has never been played. Thie second (typeset) edition 2016 is for Tobias Broeker.

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Performances of this work

13 Sep 2009: at Zelman Symphony Orchestra (Yea Shire Hall). Featuring John North, Zelman Symphony Orchestra, Michael Woods.

29 Aug 2009: at Zelman Symphony Orchestra (James Tatoulis Auditorium, Methodist Ladies' College). Featuring John North, Zelman Symphony Orchestra, Michael Woods.

1980: ABC studios, Glen Waverley, Melbourne. Featuring Leonard Dommett, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Patrick Thomas.

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