Konzertouvertüre für Orchester
Commissioned work: Auftragswerk des Bayerischen Rundfunks
Premiere: September 25, 2008 München, Gasteig, Philharmonie (D) · Conductor: Mariss Jansons · Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks
Orchestra instrumentation: 2 (2. auch Picc.) · 2 · 2 · 2 - 2 · 2 · 0 · 0 - P. (1 Spieler) - Str. (14 · 12 · 10 · 8 · 6)
Publisher: Schott Music
Duration: 12' 0''
Year of composition: 2008
Material on hire
Delivery rights: worldwide
It was at the suggestion of the conductor of the World Première, Mariss Jansons, that Jörg Widmann refers to musical characteristics of Beethoven’s 7th and 8th Symphony. His starting points primarily are specific fast types of movement in the Beethoven works which he translates into his tonal language. Widmann has chosen the same instrumentation as the Beethoven symphonies and takes on the task of causing a similar ‘stir and rhythmic pressure’ (Widmann) with these economical means.
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