Alexander Wassiljewitsch Mossolow: Konzert

Alexander Wassiljewitsch Mossolow Konzert
Konzert

Alexander Wassiljewitsch Mossolow: Konzert

Opus:
op. 14
Year of composition:
1927
Scored for:
for piano and orchestra
Composer:
Alexander Wassiljewitsch Mossolow
Instrumentation:
1 1 1 1 - 2 1 1 0 - timp, perc, str
Instrumentation details:
flute (+picc)
oboe
clarinet in A
bassoon
1st horn in F
2nd horn in F
trumpet in A
trombone
timpani
percussion (triangle, cymbals, tam-tam, military drum, bass drum)
violin I
violin II
viola
violoncello
contrabass
Duration:
23’
Dedication:
Herrn N. Malka zugeeignet
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Work introduction

There are traces of American jazz in the slow sections of the concerto’s first movement, whereas the con moto parts are evocative of the world of machinery – a favourite subject of cultural interest in the 1920s. The second movement is wonderfully original – swinging theatre music, now abstract, now richly suggestive, in a way Mossolov’s teacher Prokofiev would have liked. The third movement is excited and exciting, its rhythms hugely compelling, rousing and virtuosic.

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