David Sawer: Piano Concerto

David Sawer Piano Concerto
Piano Concerto

David Sawer: Piano Concerto

Year of composition:
2001-2002
Scored for:
for piano and orchestra
Composer:
David Sawer
Soloists:
piano
Instrumentation:
3 2 3 2 - 4 3 3 1 - timp, perc(3), hp, cel, str(8 6 6 6 6)
Instrumentation details:
1st flute
2nd flute (+picc
alto fl)
3rd flute (+picc)
1st oboe
2nd oboe (+c.a)
clarinet in Eb
clarinet in Bb
bass clarinet in Bb
1st bassoon
2nd bassoon (+cbsn)
1st horn in F
2nd horn in F
3rd horn in F
4th horn in F
1st trumpet in C
2nd trumpet in Bb
3rd trumpet in Bb
1st trombone
2nd trombone
3rd trombone
tuba
timpani
percussion: player 1: xylophone, marimba, 2 tuned gongs, 1 hand bell
player 2: xylophone, glockenspiel, vibraphone
player 3: glockenspiel, 6 rototoms
harp
celesta
violin I
violin II
viola
violoncello
contrabass
Commission:
Commissioned by the BBC Promenade Concerts
Duration:
16’
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Work introduction

My Piano Concerto is made up of two movements, fast/slow, played without a break. In the first movement the piano hardly ever plays with the orchestra, and in the second movement it hardly ever plays on its own.

David Sawer

World première

Location:
London
Date:
23.07.2002
Orchestra:
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Conductor:
Leonard Slatkin

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