Concerto for Marimba and Orchestra (Ptaszynska)

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Marta Ptaszyńska

General Info

Year of Published: 1985
Publisher: Theodore Presser Company
Duration: 00:28:00
Commissioner: Szymon Kawalla
ISMN: 979-0-2740-1582-4

Movement

Movement 1: The Echo of Fear
Movement 2: The Eye of Silence
Movement 3: Thorn Trees

Instrumentation

Soloist

Marimba

Orchestra

Woodwinds

Flute 1/2
Oboe 1/2
Clarinet 1/2
Bassoon 1/2
Contrabassoon 1/2

Brass

French Horns 1/2/3/4
Trumpets 1/2/3
Trombones 1/2/3
Tuba

Percussion

Strings

Violin 1
Violin 2
Viola
Violoncello
Double bass
Harp

Premiere Details

Soloist: Stanisław Skoczyński
Orchestra: Symphony Orchestra in Zielona Góra

Description

The first movement, resembling sonata-allegro form, is built on a descending tri-tone B(-E, while E usually sustains at the bottom of the orchestra. This movement begins with a characteristic theme introduced in marimba and is repeated in modified forms during the entire part. The second movement brings a broad, lyrical and expanding melodic line in an arch-like form. The third movement, in the form of a theme with seven variations, gives priority to the vital dynamism in solo marimba as well as in the orchestra. While writing this concerto, I was interested not only in the virtuoso piece for the marimba with an accompaniment of orchestra, but mainly I wanted to create a work where a harmonious partner-like relationship exists between soloist and orchestra and they are both inseparable.

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