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Divertimento : for violin, woodwind, brass, timpani and bass

by Miloslav Penicka (1963)



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Divertimento : pro housle, dechy, tympany a bas / Miloslav Penicka.

Library shelf no. Q 784.3/PEN 2 [Available for loan]

Work Details

Year: 1963

Instrumentation: Solo violin, piccolo, 2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons, 4 horns, 3 trumpets, 3 trombones, tuba, timpani, violoncelli and double basses pizz.

Duration: 12 min.

Difficulty: Advanced

Dedication note: Dedicated to Pilsen Radio Orchestra

First performance: by Milan Vitek , Prague Philharmonic Orchestra, Vaclav Neumann — 24 Apr 63. Smetana Hall, Prague

My former colleague at the Uni asked me to write something without strings, as in his (he was a sound master) orchestra the poor strings never get any time off! As all orchestras have the same problem I felt it a good idea!! As soloists don't suffer from this ailment, solo violin was the way to go. Unfortunately cellos and basses only relief was leaving the bow at home, but, of course they asked if I will be content with out of tune pizzicatos?

Performances of this work

24 Apr 63: Smetana Hall, Prague. Featuring Milan Vitek , Prague Philharmonic Orchestra, Vaclav Neumann.

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