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Concerto no. 2

Concerto no. 2

"Vakara gaismā" / "In Evening Light " / "Im Abendlicht"

per violino e orchestra d'archi


  • Instrumentation: violin and string orchestra
  • Edition: performance material

Description
Almost 25 years after the internationally successful first violin concerto Distant Light, Pēteris Vasks has composed a second concerto for violin and string orchestra. The theme of light also plays a role in the content of the new work in which Vasks reflects on evening light as a metaphor for the twilight years of human beings. The central of the three movements, which flow seamlessly into one another, focuses on the individual looking back on life with its intermittent dramas, and leads into a virtuoso cadenza of ecstasy. In contrast, the slow and cantabile outer movements are characterised by a calm and melancholy atmosphere of farewell to life with a hopeful expectation of the (evening) light on the horizon.
Details
Auftragswerk : Commissioned by O/MODƏRNT and Nina Balabina, State Chamber Orchestra “Sinfonietta Riga”, Swedish Chamber Orchestra, Danish National Youth Ensemble and Ostrobothnian Chamber Orchestra
Content text: I Andante con passione
II Andante cantabile
III Andante con amore
Performance duration: 30'0"
Publisher: Schott Music
Year of composition: 2020
Performances
Conductor: Morten Ryelund
Orchestra: DUEN Orkester
2021-09-01 | København (Denmark)
2021-09-01 | København (Denmark) | national Premiere
Conductor: Normunds Šnē
Orchestra: Sinfonietta Rīga
2021-08-21 | Cēsis (Latvia), Concert Hall | national Premiere
Orchestra: O/Modernt
2021-06-16 | Stockholm (Sweden) | World Premiere
Almost 25 years after the internationally successful first violin concerto Distant Light, Pēteris Vasks has composed a second concerto for violin and string orchestra. The theme of light also plays a role in the content of the new work in which Vasks reflects on evening light as a metaphor for the twilight years of human beings. The central of the three movements, which flow seamlessly into one another, focuses on the individual looking back on life with its intermittent dramas, and leads into a virtuoso cadenza of ecstasy. In contrast, the slow and cantabile outer movements are characterised by a calm and melancholy atmosphere of farewell to life with a hopeful expectation of the (evening) light on the horizon.
Auftragswerk : Commissioned by O/MODƏRNT and Nina Balabina, State Chamber Orchestra “Sinfonietta Riga”, Swedish Chamber Orchestra, Danish National Youth Ensemble and Ostrobothnian Chamber Orchestra
Content text: I Andante con passione
II Andante cantabile
III Andante con amore
Performance duration: 30'0"
Publisher: Schott Music
Year of composition: 2020
Conductor: Morten Ryelund
Orchestra: DUEN Orkester
2021-09-01 | København (Denmark)
2021-09-01 | København (Denmark) | national Premiere
Conductor: Normunds Šnē
Orchestra: Sinfonietta Rīga
2021-08-21 | Cēsis (Latvia), Concert Hall | national Premiere
Orchestra: O/Modernt
2021-06-16 | Stockholm (Sweden) | World Premiere