Henryk Mikołaj Górecki’s Concerto for Harpsichord (or Piano) and String Orchestra Op. 40 () was commissioned by the Polish Radio for. Harpsichord Concerto. op. 40 (). for harpsichord (or piano) and string orchestra. Duration: 9′. Scoring. if harpsichord solo: strings () if piano solo. A harpsichord concerto is a piece of music for an orchestra with the harpsichord in a solo role for Harpsichord and Chamber Orchestra (); Henryk Górecki – Harpsichord Concerto (); Walter Leigh – Concertino for Harpsichord and.
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Harpsichord Concerto op. 40 – Three composers – Ninateka
Views Read Edit View history. Antoni Wit Conducts Henryk Gorecki. This page was last edited on 24 Octoberat Time Present and Time Past. In the first movement the harpsichord, after rapid scales up and down the length of its range, embarks on a solo cadenza which lasts for 3—4 minutes, while the orchestra is silent.
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Rainy Day Relaxation Road Trip. The first movement consists of a long, slow melody in the strings in octaves, ornamented by continuous figuration in the solo part. Retrieved from ” https: The harpsichord is accompanied by a small string orchestra; if the solo part is played on piano, the strings are har;sichord to compensate.
Concerto for harpsichord (or piano) & orchestra, Op. 40
This sparkling piece lasts about nine minutes and consists of two fast movements, both centering around D. All articles with unsourced statements Articles with unsourced statements from February Interlanguage link template link number. Jazz Latin New Age. The music stays in the Aeolian mode minor until a contrasting middle section breaks in. Bass oboe concerto Bassoon concerto Cello concerto Clarinet concerto Concerto for solo piano Double bass concerto Double concerto for violin and cello English horn concerto Flute concerto Harmonica concerto Harp concerto Harpsichord concerto Marimba concerto Oboe concerto Organ concerto Percussion concerto Piano concerto Timpani concerto Triple concertos for violin, cello, and piano Trumpet concerto Viola concerto Violin concerto.
Though the ‘revival instruments’ have now fallen out of favour, concerti continue to be written for harpsichord, though are now more likely to be played on a copy of a historical instrument, perhaps with a small orchestra or some amplification to ensure it can be well heard.
With the harpsichord revival in the 20th centuryharpsichordists commissioned new pieces for the new ‘revival’ instrument: The second movement is dance-like, with a jaunty melody being passed back and forth between the soloist and the strings. Sexy Trippy All Moods. At that point, the keyboard figuration shifts to a more chromatic pattern, creating oppositional tension with the strings, which shift to harmonized thirds, though remaining rooted in the minor mode. The return to the original material carries the movement through to the end; the phrases eventually become quite fractured, finally landing up on a sustained major triad to finish.
The duple, dance rhythm carries right through, but there are various kinds of sonorities making brief appearances, including sliding sounds in the strings, and chromatically descending sequences in the solo part.
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The harpsichord was a common instrument, but never as popular as string or wind instruments in the concerto role, probably due to its relative lack of volume in an orchestral setting. The D major sonority is contrasted with blocks of material set of contrasting, more complex, sonority.
Bach Corelli Graupner Haydn Mozart. The concerto transcriptions Bach made for harpsichord are listed as BWV — It was also popular at this time to adapt Italian concertos for other instruments such as violin and orchestra for solo harpsichord or organ —which Bach did with many of Vivaldi ‘s concertos.
Streams Videos All Posts. Each new phrase is signaled by a rising flourish on the keyboard, and the melody and the obbligato patterns feature much repetition.
List of compositions for keyboard and orchestra. Bach’s Italian concerto BWV is in this transcription style, though it was written as an original piece for harpsichord.