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Zubel, Agata: Violin Concerto 

 

 

Basic information

  • Title: 
    Violin Concerto
  • Composer: 
  • Duration (in minutes): 
    13
  • Year of composition: 
    2014
  • First performance (year): 
    2014
  • First performance (venue): 
    Katowice/Poland
  • First performance (performers): 
    Katarzyna Duda / violin, New Music Orchestra, Szymon Bywalec - conductor
  • Solo Voice(s)/Instrument(s): 
  • Conductor: 
    Obligatory
 

Notes

  • Program notes: 

    In the Violin Concerto, the soloist is supposed to shimmer in a kaleidoscope of the MANY functions implied by this role. The soloist does not have a monopoly on the audience’s attention, nor is the soloist the one for whom everyone else is supposed to just build up a musical background on the principle of an accompaniment. The key role assigned to the soloist is worked out not in opposition to the rest of the instrumentalists, but rather by entering into the role of a titanic protagonist-leader. The soloist does not dominate the rest on account of the place occupied on the stage, nor does the soloist fight with them as one against all. After all, the soloist stands IN FRONT OF the orchestra, but not hierarchically OVER it. On the other hand, the soloist is a virtuoso and is comfortable with his or her strong personality. And most importantly – in the face of two completely different accompanying instrumental groups that sometimes clash – the soloist fights for the role of LEADER. And being a leader does not only mean domination, but above all an attempt to carry one’s surroundings away with oneself, to inspire others. So if the musical material brings internal opposition, it plays out within the orchestra, in the confrontation of its various components. The soloist, on the other hand, starts from the role of a star, taking over the task of authority and leadership, providing the strongest inspiration, setting others afire [giving them wings], showing them what is possible.

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Instruments

Total number of musicians: 
14
Musicians1st player2nd player
Flute
1
C
Piccolo
G alto
C bass
Oboe
1
Oboe
Cor anglais
Clarinet
1
B-flat
Bass
Bassoon
1
Bassoon
Horn (F)
1
Trumpet
1
C
Trombone
1
Tenor
MusiciansInstruments
Harp
1
 
Musicians1st player2nd player
Violin
2
Viola
1
Cello
1
Double Bass
1
4-string

 

 

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