Violin Concerto No. 1

Violin Concerto No. 1  (2018)

for Violin & Chamber Orchestra Catalogue # LMP039 • Instrumentation: 1.1.1.1(cbsn.)-2.1.1.0-2perc-pno-str(1.1.1.1.1)

Also for Violin &  Orchestra Catalogue # LMP042 • Instrumentation: 2(Picc.).2(E.H.).2.2(CBsn.).2.1.1.0.2perc-hp-VlnSolo-str.

Duration ca.  26′

Browse the score here.

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Premiered on March 6th, 2019 by Michael Barenboim (solo violin) and the Boulez Ensemble under Lahav Shani at the Pierre Boulez Saal in Berlin. Details here.

“Roustom’s Violin Concerto No. 1, a homage to Mozart’s fascination with Arabic & Turkish music, is not Mozart “alla turca”, but conversely Turkish and North African “alla Vienna”: As far as the vitality, the profound cheerfulness, the dancelike  dialogue between instruments are concerned, Roustom’s work is infected by Mozart’s élan.” Der Tagesspiegel

I. Fragments

II. Hymn

III. Rondo & Round

Photos by Peter Adamik