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Concert Românesc

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After spending some time in Romania in 1949/50, studying at the Folklore Institute in Bucharest, I participated in several trips to record partly Romanian, partly Hungarian folk music (in Covasint near Arad and in Inaktelke near Cluj in the region of Kalotaszeg). The present four-movement concerto for orchestra (with string and wind solos) is based on a large number of Romanian folk tunes recorded by me, most of which exist on wax cylinders and records of the Bucharest Folklore Institute. In Covasint, on the other hand, I got to know the common harmonic idioms of Romanian peasant music which I have used in the Concerto in a stylised form. This orchestral composition was one of the 'camouflage pieces', used to evade (1951) the imposed dictatorship in the field of arts. Though quite conforming to the ruies, the piece nevertheless turned out to be 'politically incorrect' because of some forbidden dissonances (e.g. F sharp in B major). For today's listener, it is hardly understandable that such minor tonal jokes were declared subversive. The 'Romanian Concerto' reflects my deep love of Romanian folk-music (and of Romanian-Ianguage culture absolute). The piece was banned at once and not performed until many decades later.

- György Ligeti

Orchestral Cast

2 (2. auch Picc.) · 2 (2. auch Engl. Hr.) · 2 · 2 - 3 (3. außerhalb des Ensembles) · 2 · 0 · 0 - S. (hg. Beck. · Beck. · kl. Tr. · gr. Tr.) (2 Spieler) - Str.

Content

I Andantino
II Allegro vivace
III Adagio ma non troppo
IV Molto vivace

More Information

Title:
Concert Românesc
für Orchester
Edition:
Performance material
Level of difficulty:
difficult
Publisher/Label:
Schott Music
Year of composition:
1951
Duration:
12 ′
Series:

Technical Details

Product number:
LS 2764-01

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  • Concert Românesc
    Conductor: Thomas Gregory
    Orchestra: Fortismere Community Symphony Orchestra
    July 6, 2024 | London (United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland) , St. Andrew's Church, Muswell Hill
  • Concert Românesc
    Conductor: Kent Nagano
    Orchestra: Philharmonisches Staatsorchester Hamburg
    June 30, 2024 | Ingolstadt (Germany) , Klenzepark
    daraus: 4. Satz
  • Concert Românesc
    Conductor: N.N.
    Orchestra: Elèves et professeurs du conservatoire Marcel Dadi
    June 15, 2024 | Créteil (France) , Conservatoire
  • Concert Românesc
    Conductor: Benjamin Shwartz
    Orchestra: Staatsorchester Rheinische Philharmonie Koblenz
    June 2, 2024 | Koblenz (Germany) , Görreshaus
  • Concert Românesc
    Conductor: Ariel Zuckermann
    Orchestra: Hong Kong Sinfonietta
    April 27, 2024 | Hong Kong (China) , HK City Hall, Concert Hall
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