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Violin Concerto

Violin Concerto

for violin and chamber orchestra


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

 
description
My Violin Concerto is in two movements of contrasting character. The first movement, marked 'soulful and mysterious', begins with a slow introduction and eventually transitions into a scherzando section. The opening explores the violin’s lyrical and expressive qualities as it hovers above an ethereal strings and percussion texture. The middle section of the movement is a dynamic scherzo of sorts, almost becoming a separate movement in itself before the opening finally returns to conclude the movement.

 

The second movement, marked 'with great energy' moves freely back and forth between frenetic, pulse-oriented music and freely slow, non-pulsed music. These slower sections contain lyrical quarter-tone pitch-bending in the violin, and this serves as the primary motivic material in this section. Eventually, the fast music takes over and leads to a fiery cadenza.

 

This work was commissioned by a consortium of orchestras and their concertmasters as soloists; the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra with Steven Copes, the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra with Margaret Batjer, and the Milwaukee Symphony with Frank Almond. Pierre Jalbert
Details
Auftragswerk : Commissioned by the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra for Margaret Batjer, Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra for Steven Copes, and the Milwaukee Symphony for Frank Almond
Content text: I Soulful, mysterious; Scherzando
II With great energy
Performance duration: 26'0"
Publisher: Schott Helicon Music Corporation
Subtitle: for violin and chamber orchestra
Year of composition: 2017
instrumentation: 2(2.pic).2.2.2-2.2.0.0-1perc(vib, xylo, crot [2 octaves], 1 timp, b.d)-pno-str
My Violin Concerto is in two movements of contrasting character. The first movement, marked 'soulful and mysterious', begins with a slow introduction and eventually transitions into a scherzando section. The opening explores the violin’s lyrical and expressive qualities as it hovers above an ethereal strings and percussion texture. The middle section of the movement is a dynamic scherzo of sorts, almost becoming a separate movement in itself before the opening finally returns to conclude the movement.

 

The second movement, marked 'with great energy' moves freely back and forth between frenetic, pulse-oriented music and freely slow, non-pulsed music. These slower sections contain lyrical quarter-tone pitch-bending in the violin, and this serves as the primary motivic material in this section. Eventually, the fast music takes over and leads to a fiery cadenza.

 

This work was commissioned by a consortium of orchestras and their concertmasters as soloists; the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra with Steven Copes, the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra with Margaret Batjer, and the Milwaukee Symphony with Frank Almond. Pierre Jalbert
Auftragswerk : Commissioned by the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra for Margaret Batjer, Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra for Steven Copes, and the Milwaukee Symphony for Frank Almond
Content text: I Soulful, mysterious; Scherzando
II With great energy
Performance duration: 26'0"
Publisher: Schott Helicon Music Corporation
Subtitle: for violin and chamber orchestra
Year of composition: 2017
instrumentation: 2(2.pic).2.2.2-2.2.0.0-1perc(vib, xylo, crot [2 octaves], 1 timp, b.d)-pno-str
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