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Focus

Concerto for saxophone and orchestra
saxophone and orchestra
Product number: LS 6182-01
Edition: Performance material

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The idea for Focus came from the world of the film camera. In the same manner that a camera concentrates on a single figure or object on film, my work also possesses a background (the orchestra) and a foreground (the solo instrument). I alternate the focus of my ‘sound camera’ slowly on one or the other. The saxophone has been very close to me since my childhood because it sounds like I’m singing myself. While composing, I was constantly searching for an individual voice for this work and the characteristics of this instrument. Saxophones feature frequently in my orchestral compositions and I’ve written a saxophone quartet, but Focus is my first work with the saxophone as a solo instrument. – Peter Eötvös

Orchestral Cast

2 (2. auch Picc. u. Afl.) · 2 (2. auch Engl. Hr.) · 2 (2. auch Es-Klar.) · Bassklar. · 2 - 0 · 2 · 1 · 0 - S. (I: Glcksp. · Rgl. · Beck. · Nietenbeck. · Tamb. [h.] · Vibra Slap · 2 Mar. [h./m.] - II: Vib. · 2 Cow-Bells [h./kl. Terz] · chin. Beck. [t.] · Snare Drum · 3 Cong. · Clav. [h.] · hg. Zeitungspapier [1 Bogen]) (2 Spieler) - Klav. (auch Cel.) - Sax. solo (Tenor und Sopran) - Str. (12 · 10 · 8 · 6 · 4 oder 6 · 5 · 4 · 3 · 2)

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Title:
Focus
Concerto for saxophone and orchestra
Edition:
Performance material
Publisher/Label:
Schott Music
Year of composition:
2021
Duration:
20 ′
World Premiere:
Jan 15, 2022 · Köln, Funkhaus am Wallrafplatz (D)
Marcus Weiss, Saxophon · Conductor: Elena Schwarz · WDR Sinfonieorchester Köln

Commissioned work :
Jointly co-commissioned by WDR Sinfonieorchester Köln, Sinfonieorchester Basel and L’Orchestre National de Lille

Technical Details

Product number:
LS 6182-01

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    Focus
    Orchestra: Orchestre National de Lille
    November 24, 2022 | Lille (France) — National premiere
  • Focus
    Focus
    Conductor: Peter Eötvös
    Orchestra: Sinfonieorchester Basel
    February 16, 2022 | Basel (Switzerland) , Stadtcasino — National premiere
  • Focus
    Focus
    Conductor: Elena Schwarz
    Orchestra: WDR Sinfonieorchester Köln
    January 15, 2022 | Köln (Germany) , Funkhaus am Wallrafplatz — World premiere
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