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Virágh, András Gábor: Sinfonietta for orchestra 

 

 

Basic information

  • Title: 
    Sinfonietta for orchestra
  • Subtitle: 
  • Duration (in minutes): 
    12
  • Year of composition: 
    2013
  • First performance (year): 
    2016
  • First performance (venue): 
    Palace of Arts, Budapest
  • First performance (performers): 
    Zuglói Filharmónia, cond.: Gergely Ménesi
  • Publisher: 
  • Conductor: 
    Obligatory
 

Notes

  • Program notes: 

    This piece was composed in 2013 at the request of the Liszt Academy. This piece was supposed to be played at the beginning of the concert, like an overture, so the composition’s duration was maximized in 12 minutes. This is how the composer gave an account of the creation of his Sinfonietta (small symphony):
    “I wanted to give a solemn tone to the beginning of the piece by using my own musical interpretation. Since I rarely compose for an orchestra, over the years I collected many ideas in my mind on what to write for an orchestra. These ideas were by-products of the creative work when I was composing the soloist and chamber music pieces. This request came in the best moment. Since the last orchestral music I composed two years ago, I reconsidered many things on how to manage the orchestra as a whole.
    I divided the time I had available for the composition into three main phases, but as I was composing the piece I decided to associate these three phases with three separate movements of the composition.”
    I believe the titles of these movements simply speak for themselves:
    Musica festiva, Notturno, Finale.
    (András Gábor Virágh)

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Instruments

Total number of musicians: 
71
Musicians1st player2nd player
Flute
3
C
C
Oboe
2
Oboe
Oboe
Clarinet
2
B-flat
B-flat
Bass
Saxophone
2
Bassoon
2
Bassoon
Bassoon
Horn (F)
4
Trumpet
3
C
C
Trombone
3
Tenor
Tenor
Tuba
1
MusiciansInstruments
Percussion
3
Glockenspiel
Vibraphone (F3)
Timpani
Xylophone
Bass Drum
Cymbals
Tamtam
Wood Blocks
Other
Musicians1st player2nd player
Violin
24
Viola
8
Cello
8
Double Bass
6
4-string
4-string

 

 

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