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Concerto for Piano and Orchestra

Concerto for Piano and Orchestra


  • Instrumentation: piano and orchestra
  • Edition: performance material

 
description
Though this work is in a conventional three-movement format, each of the three movements has a unique form, with no traditional patterns. The first is generated from the opening music, which reappears in faster tempi with each manifestation. Movement two incorporates music from Aubade, the second of Bernard Rands’ Three Pieces for Piano, and is based on the slow unfolding of a tiny musical object. The form of the third movement evolves from an ever-increasing pitch-interval; beginning with a minor second trill, it expands to tremolandi covering all interval options. Initiated by the piano, these trigger orchestral responses, which create complex harmonic, rhythmic and timbral textures and give rise to a perpetuum mobile character.
Details
Auftragswerk : Commissioned by the Boston Symphony Orchestra for Jonathan Biss and to celebrate the composer's eightieth birthday.
Content text: I Fantasia
II Slow, quiet, vague and mysterious
III Delicate and playful
Performance duration: 25'0"
Publisher: Schott Helicon Music Corporation
Uraufführung : 3. April 2014 Boston, MA, Symphony Hall (USA) · Jonathan Biss, piano · Dirigent: Robert Spano · Boston Symphony Orchestra
Year of composition: 2013
instrumentation: 4(4.afl).2.ca.4(4.bcl).2-4.3.2ttbn.1btbn.1-timp.4perc(I. mar, sus cym [sm], sus cym [sm], tam-t [med], bng; II. vib, cong, tempbl; III. xyl, tub bells, sus cym [med], b.d; IV. glsp, mar, sus cym [lg], tam-t [lg], 3tom-t)-2hp.cel-str
Performances
Conductor: Markus Stenz
Orchestra: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
2014-08-15 | London (United Kingdom), Royal Albert Hall — 19:30 | national Premiere
Conductor: Andrew Davis
Orchestra: Gewandhausorchester Leipzig
2014-05-09 | Leipzig (Germany), Gewandhaus — 20:00
Conductor: Andrew Davis
Orchestra: Gewandhausorchester Leipzig
2014-05-08 | Leipzig (Germany), Gewandhaus — 20:00
Conductor: Andrew Davis
Orchestra: Gewandhausorchester Leipzig
2014-05-07 | Leipzig (Germany), Gewandhaus — 20:00 | national Premiere
Conductor: Robert Spano
Orchestra: Boston Symphony Orchestra
2014-04-08 | Boston, MA (United States of America), Symphony Hall
Conductor: Robert Spano
Orchestra: Boston Symphony Orchestra
2014-04-05 | Boston, MA (United States of America), Symphony Hall
Conductor: Robert Spano
Orchestra: Boston Symphony Orchestra
2014-04-04 | Boston, MA (United States of America), Symphony Hall
Conductor: Robert Spano
Orchestra: Boston Symphony Orchestra
2014-04-03 | Boston, MA (United States of America), Symphony Hall | World Premiere
Though this work is in a conventional three-movement format, each of the three movements has a unique form, with no traditional patterns. The first is generated from the opening music, which reappears in faster tempi with each manifestation. Movement two incorporates music from Aubade, the second of Bernard Rands’ Three Pieces for Piano, and is based on the slow unfolding of a tiny musical object. The form of the third movement evolves from an ever-increasing pitch-interval; beginning with a minor second trill, it expands to tremolandi covering all interval options. Initiated by the piano, these trigger orchestral responses, which create complex harmonic, rhythmic and timbral textures and give rise to a perpetuum mobile character.
Auftragswerk : Commissioned by the Boston Symphony Orchestra for Jonathan Biss and to celebrate the composer's eightieth birthday.
Content text: I Fantasia
II Slow, quiet, vague and mysterious
III Delicate and playful
Performance duration: 25'0"
Publisher: Schott Helicon Music Corporation
Uraufführung : 3. April 2014 Boston, MA, Symphony Hall (USA) · Jonathan Biss, piano · Dirigent: Robert Spano · Boston Symphony Orchestra
Year of composition: 2013
instrumentation: 4(4.afl).2.ca.4(4.bcl).2-4.3.2ttbn.1btbn.1-timp.4perc(I. mar, sus cym [sm], sus cym [sm], tam-t [med], bng; II. vib, cong, tempbl; III. xyl, tub bells, sus cym [med], b.d; IV. glsp, mar, sus cym [lg], tam-t [lg], 3tom-t)-2hp.cel-str
Conductor: Markus Stenz
Orchestra: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
2014-08-15 | London (United Kingdom), Royal Albert Hall — 19:30 | national Premiere
Conductor: Andrew Davis
Orchestra: Gewandhausorchester Leipzig
2014-05-09 | Leipzig (Germany), Gewandhaus — 20:00
Conductor: Andrew Davis
Orchestra: Gewandhausorchester Leipzig
2014-05-08 | Leipzig (Germany), Gewandhaus — 20:00
Conductor: Andrew Davis
Orchestra: Gewandhausorchester Leipzig
2014-05-07 | Leipzig (Germany), Gewandhaus — 20:00 | national Premiere
Conductor: Robert Spano
Orchestra: Boston Symphony Orchestra
2014-04-08 | Boston, MA (United States of America), Symphony Hall
Conductor: Robert Spano
Orchestra: Boston Symphony Orchestra
2014-04-05 | Boston, MA (United States of America), Symphony Hall
Conductor: Robert Spano
Orchestra: Boston Symphony Orchestra
2014-04-04 | Boston, MA (United States of America), Symphony Hall
Conductor: Robert Spano
Orchestra: Boston Symphony Orchestra
2014-04-03 | Boston, MA (United States of America), Symphony Hall | World Premiere