concerto for piano and instrumental septet


Duration: 23’

Commissioned by 2014 Donaueschinger Musiktage SWR Festival

Instrumentation: Solo Piano (Grand Piano), flute (also playing flute in G and piccolo), B flat clarinet, bassoon (also playing mouth harmonica in C), Percussion (1 musician), 1 violin, 1 viola, double bass (4-string)

Percussions in detail: six metal cooking pans of different heights (from app. 30 cm to app. 10 cm), wood block (6 heights), Metal chimes, crotales (3 heights F, A, B), 2 beach pebbles (25cm), vibraslap, slapstick, snare, jingle bells, castanets

Premiere: Hermann Kretschmar (Solo Piano), Ensemble Modern, Jonathan Stockhammer (conducting) - October 2014 - Donaueschinger Musiktage SWR Festival

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Melodictionary, concerto for piano and instrumental septet favours above all the part of the piano as solo instrument of the work, the sound richness of which is almost always manifested through the idea of “​melody”, even in passages of successive chords, rhythmic parts or enthused glissandi.

This idea of ​​melisma, of chant, phrase, of melody, is present in every instrument of the ensemble and sculpts the face and the inner character of the whole composition.