Capriccio Ballo
double concerto for violin, piano, and strings

Composition Date: 2005
Duration: 00:14:00
Genre: Orchestra / Large Ensembles, String Orchestra With Multiple Soloists, Misc Mixed Ensemble Soloists

Instrumentation:

Instrumentation Set Number 1:
  • 1 x Piano ( Solo )
  • 1 x Violin ( Solo )
  • 1 x String orchestra
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Programme Note:
Capriccio is a title used by various 19th century composers, among them Mendelssoln and Brahms. In a similar way I use Capriccio Ballo to describe this single movement composition which is whimsical and capricious in nature. Inspired by the classical spirit of clarity and virtuosity, this piece is created by adapting a free rondo form with a variety of motifs based on repeated note figures. Throughout the composition, the music is dramatized by vigorous dynamic variations, and there is a constant intensive interplay between the solo violin, piano, and strings. Bearing a similar instrumentation to Mendelssohn's Concerto for Violin, Piano, and Strings in D minor, this composition is written as a tribute to all classically trained instrumentalists. The up-lifting spirit and energetic demeanor of the piece generate a showcase for both soloists and string orchestra.

Premiere Information:
26/04/2006, Cook Hall, Memorial University, St. John's, NFL. Duo Concertante- Nancy Dahn (violin) and Timothy Steeves (piano); Newfoundland Sinfonia; Peter Gardner, conductor.

CATALOGUE INFO:

  • Call Number:
  • MI 1750 H678cap 2004
  • Genre:
  • Orchestra / Large Ensembles, String Orchestra With Multiple Soloists, Misc Mixed Ensemble Soloists
  • Date of Acquisition:
  • October 28, 2005
  • Type:
  • Print-music, Published by CMC
  • Physical Description:
  • 1 score (ii, 98 p.) ; 22 cm x 28 cm
    100 Pages
    Height: 28 cm
    Width: 22 cm
    Parts page count: 61
    5 parts ([61] p.) ;
    Height: 28 cm
    Width: 22 cm
    2 solo parts ([46] p.) ;
    Height: 28 cm
    Width: 22 cm
  • Language Information
  • Main language: English
  • Additional Information:
  • Double concerto for violin, piano, and strings. Commissioned by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation for performance by Duo Concertante with Newfoundland Symphony Orchestra's Sinfonia.

    Photocopy; master of score at CMC Toronto.
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