Johannes Maria Staud: Oskar (Towards a Brighter Hue II)

  • for violin solo, string orchestra and percussion
  • Duration: 18’
  • Instrumentation details:
    1st percussion
    2nd percussion
    3rd percussion
    violin I
    violin II
    double bass
  • Composer: Johannes Maria Staud
  • Dedication: für Midori
  • Commission: Das Werk wurde in Auftrag gegeben von Lucerne Festival, Luzerner Sinfonieorchester, dem Wiener Konzerthaus und ORF Radio-Symphonieorchester Wien. Die Uraufführung findet im Rahmen von Lucerne Festival statt mit der Widmungsträgerin Midori und dem Luzerner Sinfonieorchester unter Leitung von James Gaffigan.

Work introduction

Towards a Brighter Hue for solo violin (2004) was commissioned for the ARD International Music Competition. Midori was so taken by this piece that she asked Staud to compose a work for violin and chamber orchestra, which she premiered at Lucerne Festival. In this work, Staud has clearly built on elements from Towards a Brighter Hue, but would not be Staud if he did not surprise us with an array of tonal delicacies as well.


The complete perusal score (PDF-preview)

Next performances

World première

KKL, Luzern (CH)
Luzerner SO
James Gaffigan
Main soloists:
Midori, vln

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