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Concerto per orchestra

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#17 Concerto per orchestra   version B (1981)

Place of Origin

4[1/Picc.2/Picc.3/AFl.4/AFl] 4[] 4[1/Whistle.2/Whistle.3/Whistle.4/BCl] 4[1/Whistle.2/Whistle.CBsn.CBsn] — 6[1/Ocarina.2/Ocarina.3/Ocarina.4/Ocarina.5/Ocarina.6/Ocarina] 4[PiccTpt.2.3.4] 4 1 — 5Perc Harp — Strings(15/6/5/8)

ca 19'

Performing Materials
score, parts

First Performance
27.09.1984, Warszawa, The 27th 'Warsaw Autumn' International Festival of Contemporary Music, performers: Wrocław Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra, Marek Pijarowski - conductor


The composition is an instrumental firework with the simultaneous exposure of solo instruments and their various combinations. I entrust this “guidance” in particular to the harp, the alto flute, the D trumpet, the string quartet of concertmasters, the percussion group and the brass group. The texture of the composition is multifaceted and consists of the constant interplay of the instruments or their opposition to the orchestral tutti. This creates all kinds of contrasts and models the form of the work, the roots of which lie in the sonata allegro. The basis of the melodic-harmonic construction is scales dominated by quart-tritone-second systems.

Ink autograph at the Main Library of the Karol Szymanowski Academy of Music in Katowice

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    Concerto per orchestra, Andrzej Krzanowski, self-comment

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Dofinansowano ze środków Ministra Kultury, Dziedzictwa Narodowego i Sportu
pochodzących z Funduszu Promocji Kultury – państwowego funduszu celowego,
w ramach programu „Muzyka”, realizowanego przez Narodowy Instytut Muzyki i Tańca.