Theodor Berger: Impressions

Theodor Berger Impressions
Impressions

Theodor Berger: Impressions

Opus:
op. 8
Year of composition:
1947
Scored for:
for orchestra
Composer:
Theodor Berger
Instrumentation:
2 2 2 2 - 4 2 3 0 - timp, perc, hp - str
Instrumentation details:
2 2 2 2 - 4 2 3 0 - 3 timp., perc., glock., bells, xyl., vib. - hp. - str.
Duration:
20’
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Impressions
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Work introduction

Although they last only a few minutes, Impressions are yet a creation of brilliant, differently characterised mosaics, Berger’s virtuosity not limited to the orchestral fireworks (as in Sägewerk [“Sawmill”] and Werkstattrhythmen [“Workshop Rhythms”]); it extends to the art of tone-painting, including his imaginative scoring for glockenspiel, bells, harp, xylophone and vibraphone. The result is a cycle of bucolic landscape images which, as the composer’s subtitle suggests, listeners can hear and also see in their mind’s eye.

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World première

Location:
Wien
Date:
13.11.1946
Orchestra:
Wiener Symphoniker
Conductor:
Hans Swarowsky

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