Concerto for violin and five instruments : for solo violin and five instruments
by Lawrence Whiffin (1999)
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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.
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.
Awards & Prizes
|2002||Albert H Maggs Composition Award||First Prize||Lawrence Whiffin|
- In the form/style of: Concertos
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