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Viola concerto (viola with orchestra)

by Brett Dean (2005)

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Performance by Brett Dean, Sydney Symphony, Simone Young from the CD Viola concerto

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Brett Dean, Sydney Symphony / Simone Young ; Hugh Wolff.

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Viola concerto


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Viola concerto / Brett Dean.

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Work Details

Year: 2005

Instrumentation: 3 flutes (2 doubling piccolo, 1 doubling alto flute), 2 oboes (1 doubling cor anglais), 2 clarinet (1 doubling bass clarinet), 2 bassoons (1 doubling contra-bassoon), 3 horns, 2 trumpets, 2 trombones, tuba, timpani, percussion (3 players), harp, celeste, piano, strings.

Duration: 22 min.

Difficulty: Advanced

Contents note: I. Fragment -- II. Pursuit -- III. Veiled and Mysterious.

Commission note: Commissioned by BBC Symphony Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra, Symphony Australia, Sydney Symphony.

First performance: by Brett Dean, BBC Symphony Orchestra, Rumon Gamba — 15 Apr 05. Barbican Hall, London

Awards & Prizes

Year Award Placing Awarded for/to
2006 Paul Lowin Orchestral Prize Winner Brett Dean


Article: Concerto makes vivid addition to viola repertoire
by William Dart
Source: Source: The New Zealand Herald, 18 April 2007

Program note: Brett Dean's "Viola concerto"
Brett Dean


Performances of this work

28 Feb 2020: at National Symphony Orchestra, Taiwan (National Concert Hall, Taipei). Featuring Brett Dean, Shao-Chia Lü, National Symphony Orchestra, Taiwan.

5 Mar 2016: at Toronto Symphony: Pateras & Dean (Roy Thomson Hall (Toronto, Canada)). Featuring Brett Dean, Peter Oundjian, Toronto Symphony Orchestra.

8 Aug 2014: at Simone Young & ANAM (Melbourne Recital Centre). Featuring Simone Young, Musicians of the National Academy of Music.

10 Nov 2011: at Stockholm Composer Festival (Stockholm Concert Hall (Konserthuset)).

4 May 2011: at MSO: Dean Plays Dean (The Malthouse). Featuring Brett Dean, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra.

15 Apr 05: Barbican Hall, London. Featuring Rumon Gamba, BBC Symphony Orchestra, Brett Dean.

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