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Concerto for violin and five instruments : for solo violin and five instruments

by Lawrence Whiffin (1999)

Concerto for violin and five instruments

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Concerto for violin and five instruments / Lawrence Whiffin.

Library shelf no. 785.2416/WHI 1 [Available for loan]

Concerto for violin and five instruments

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Work Overview

There are three movements, each setting out to resolve an unusual compositional problem. The first 'allegro' type movement demonstrates the contradiction of atonal writing within traditional sonata form; the second slow movement does the opposite - a free atonal melody unfolding in lush surroundings making it sound tonal; the third movement juxtaposes disparate ideas, notably 'allegro' themes with the Bach choral Christus, der ist mein Leben which brings the work to its conclusion.

Work Details

Year: 1999

Instrumentation: Solo violin, flute/piccolo, clarinet in B flat, bassoon, piano/studio organ, cello.

Duration: 26 min.

Difficulty: Advanced — Virtuoso playing by the solo violin throughout

Contents note: In three movements.

Dedication note: Dedicated to Miwako Abe

Commission note: Commissioned by Astra Chamber Music Society.

First performance: by Miwako Abe, Craig Hill, Elise Millman, Nicholas Bochner, Mardi McSullea — 23 Sep 01. Elm Street Hall, North Melbourne

Awards & Prizes

Year Award Placing Awarded for/to
2002 Albert H Maggs Composition Award First Prize Lawrence Whiffin

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Performances of this work

23 Sep 01: Elm Street Hall, North Melbourne. Featuring Miwako Abe, Craig Hill, Elise Millman, Nicholas Bochner, Mardi McSullea.

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