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Nikolai Badinski: Berlin Divertimento

  • for flute, clarinet, percussion and double bass
  • Duration: 26’
  • Instrumentation details:
    clarinet in Bb
    double bass
  • Composer: Nikolai Badinski
  • Dedication: Meinem verehrten Lehrer Rudolf Wagner-Régeny und Walter Felsenstein gewidmet. / Dedicated to my revered teacher Rudolf Wagner-Régeny and Walter Felsenstein.
  • Commission: Kompositionsauftrag von Walter Felsenstein und der Komischen Oper Berlin. / Commissioned by Walter Felsenstein and the Komische Oper Berlin.

Work introduction

In their demanding roles, all four artists involved are able to apply their musicality and the quality of their instrumental technique both imaginatively and inventively. They are all on an equal footing in their ensemble and complement each other as soloists. The idea for this instrumentation originated in my early childhood when I listened to the village musicians at celebrations in Bulgaria. So here I try to blend the inspiration from folklore, the divertimento character of this form of music, and an advanced musical language.

Nikolai Badinski


World première

Gewandhaus, Leipzig (DE)

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