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Concerto No. 1

Concerto No. 1

for harp and chamber orchestra


  • Instrumentation: harp and chamber orchestra
  • Edition: performance material

 
Description
Concerto for Harp and Chamber Orchestra is a piece that takes an intimate look at the harp: an instrument we often associate with beauty, otherness, ephemera. For me, these descriptors spawn associations with loneliness and isolation. And from these arise other more pointed emotions: anger, fear. I wanted to make a concerto for the harp that could take on all the ramifications of our perception of this instrument's character. I wanted to create a music that was mysterious and beautiful and at the same time fearful, aggressive, lonely. The harp's role as soloist is a strong one, it does not shrink from being foregrounded. But I do not intend to fight the harp's strengths and resonances nor do I want to turn it into something it is not. Hannah Lash
Details
Auftragswerk : Co-commissioned by Carnegie Hall and Orchestra of the Swan
Performance duration: 20'0"
Publisher: Schott Helicon Music Corporation
Uraufführung : 23. Oktober 2015 New York, NY, Carnegie Hall, Zankel Hall (USA) · Hannah Lash, harp · Dirigent: George Manahan · American Composers Orchestra
Year of composition: 2015
instrumentation: 1.1.1.1-1.1.0.0-timp.perc(b.d)-str
Delivery rights: worldwide
Performances
Conductor: George Manahan
Orchestra: American Composers Orchestra
2015-10-23 | New York, NY (United States of America), Carnegie Hall, Zankel Hall | World Premiere
Concerto for Harp and Chamber Orchestra is a piece that takes an intimate look at the harp: an instrument we often associate with beauty, otherness, ephemera. For me, these descriptors spawn associations with loneliness and isolation. And from these arise other more pointed emotions: anger, fear. I wanted to make a concerto for the harp that could take on all the ramifications of our perception of this instrument's character. I wanted to create a music that was mysterious and beautiful and at the same time fearful, aggressive, lonely. The harp's role as soloist is a strong one, it does not shrink from being foregrounded. But I do not intend to fight the harp's strengths and resonances nor do I want to turn it into something it is not. Hannah Lash
Auftragswerk : Co-commissioned by Carnegie Hall and Orchestra of the Swan
Performance duration: 20'0"
Publisher: Schott Helicon Music Corporation
Uraufführung : 23. Oktober 2015 New York, NY, Carnegie Hall, Zankel Hall (USA) · Hannah Lash, harp · Dirigent: George Manahan · American Composers Orchestra
Year of composition: 2015
instrumentation: 1.1.1.1-1.1.0.0-timp.perc(b.d)-str
Delivery rights: worldwide
Conductor: George Manahan
Orchestra: American Composers Orchestra
2015-10-23 | New York, NY (United States of America), Carnegie Hall, Zankel Hall | World Premiere