Lars-Erik Larsson: Divertimento

  • for small orchestra
  • 1 1 1 1 - 1 0 0 0, str
  • Duration: 12’
  • Instrumentation details:
    flute
    oboe
    clarinet in Bb
    bassoon
    horn in F
    violin I
    violin II
    viola
    violoncello
    contrabass
  • Composer: Lars-Erik Larsson
  • Remarks: Study score available at Musikproduktion Höflich: www.musikmph.de

Work introduction

Although Larsson studied composition with Alban Berg in Vienna, his encounter with the “new classicism” of Hindemith and others left a more lasting impression on him. The spontaneity and freshness of his music guaranteed its success at the 1934 IGNM Festival in Florence with audiences fatigued by “advanced” pieces (where his Sinfonietta was first performed and immediately taken on for publication by Universal Edition) and in Paris, where his Divertimento was the high-point of the final concert in 1937.

World première

Location:
Göteborg (SE)
Date:
14.12.1932
Orchestra:
Göteborg Orkesterförening
Conductor:
Tor Mann

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