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Peter Kolman: Konzert (1995, rev. 2016)

  • for orchestra
  • 3 3 3 3 - 4 4 3 1 - timp, perc, hp, cel, str
  • Duration: 22’
  • Instrumentation details:
    1st flute (+picc)
    2nd flute (+picc)
    3rd flute (+1st cl(Eb))
    1st oboe
    2nd oboe
    3rd oboe
    1st clarinet in Bb
    2nd clarinet in Bb
    3rd clarinet in Bb
    1st bassoon
    2nd bassoon
    3rd bassoon
    1st horn in F
    2nd horn in F
    3rd horn in F
    4th horn in F
    1st trumpet in C
    2nd trumpet in C
    3rd trumpet in C
    4th trumpet in C
    1st trombone
    2nd trombone
    3rd trombone
    celesta (+pno)
    violin I
    violin II
    double bass
  • Composer: Peter Kolman
  • Table of contents:
    "...wie das Vibrieren der Luft an einem Frühlingsmorgen"
    Flüchtige Begegnungen
    Das obligate Finale

Work introduction

For several years, I was busy with reflecting on composition techniques and style and this is reflected in my five-movement orchestral work – Concerto for Orchestra – written in 1995. The opening movement of the Concerto is something of a baroque “intrada” and is scored exclusively for 4 trumpets and percussion. The 2nd movement introduces clusters, both narrow and wide. The title of the 3rd movement is derived from the principle of constant merging and separation of voices. Dynamically oscillating sounds form the basis of the 4th movement. The 5th movement is a finale, some elements from previous movements are elaborated again and new ones are added. Through mounting ascending chords, a quotation from Wagner and a trombone trumpet cadenza the movement reaches its climax, after which it dies away in pianissimo.

Peter Kolman

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