CONCERTO FOR PERCUSSION, VIOLIN, CELLO, AND PIANO

CONCERTO FOR PERCUSSION, VIOLIN, CELLO, AND PIANO

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perc,vln,vcl,pf
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Alternate Title
CONCERTO FPR PERCUSSION, VIOLIN, CELLO, AND PIANO
Year Authored (or revised)
Duration (min)
18
Movements
I. Grave
II. Allegro
III. Cantabile ed agitato

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Composer's note:  CONCERTO FOR PERCUSSION, VIOLIN, CELLO AND PIANO
came about in 1967, when the players on this recording asked
me for a piece for piano trio, my musical imagination, always
stimulated by unusual instrumental combinations, simply refused
to function, benumbed by the memories of sound-patterns from the
past. I found myself ready to write only after joining to the
ensemble a percussionist with four busy limbs. (The percussion
plays xylophone, bells, vibes, tam-tam, triangle, ratchet, and
a drum-set consisting of side drum, tom-toms, pedal bass,
hi-hat and cymbal. The pianist also plays celesta). The
addition of one player to the group not only disproportionately
increased its coloristic and expressive resources, but
effectively destroyed the limiting and discomfiting
piano-trio-idea.

The piece was originally in two movements, and was played for
the first time in the Hall of the Americas of the Pan American
Union in Washington D.C. on October 5, 1967. In the summer of
1977, the second movement was considerably shortened and the
last movement added.

Comments

Quartet for piano, violin, cello, percussion.

First Perfomance

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Recording
CRi 231
Text Language - Non English

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Text Source/Author

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Ensemble Type
instrumental quartet
Genre/Theme

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Instrument
violin , cello , piano , Percussion

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