Cristóbal Halffter: Concerto grosso

Cristóbal Halffter Concerto grosso
Concerto grosso

Cristóbal Halffter: Concerto grosso

Year of composition:
Scored for:
for string quartet and orchestra
Cristóbal Halffter
violin; violin; viola; violoncello
2 2 3 2 - 3 2 0 0 - perc(3), cel, str(16 14 12 10 8)
Instrumentation details:
1st flute
2nd flute (+picc)
1st oboe
2nd oboe
1st clarinet in Bb
2nd clarinet in Bb
3rd bass clarinet in Bb
1st bassoon
2nd bassoon
1st horn in F
2nd horn in F
3rd horn in F
1st trumpet in C
2nd trumpet in C
1st percussion
2nd percussion
3rd percussion
celesta (+e.pno)
violin I (16)
violin II (14)
viola (12)
violoncello (10)
contrabass (8)
Auftragswerk der Duisburger Philharmoniker gefördert von der Kunststiftung NRW
für das Auryn Quartett
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The complete perusal score (PDF-preview)

Work introduction

The work is “a game in the best sense of the word”. The orchestra competes with an instrument that “has four heads” (Halffter). Here and there, it merely provides an accompaniment, then at other times it interferes – and sometimes it even picks up on impulses and propels the action forward. A very productive contest indeed.

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Concerto grosso

Cristóbal Halffter: Concerto grosso

study score
for string quartet and orchestra , 25’
Instr.: 2 2 3 2 - 3 2 0 0 - perc(3), cel, str(16 14 12 10 8)

World première

Theater am Marientor, Duisburg (DE)
Duisburger Philharmoniker
Giordano Bellincampi
Main soloists:
Auryn Quartett

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