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dc.contributor.other Miklós Rózsa es
dc.contributor.other Gilad Karni es
dc.contributor.other Budapest Concert Orchestra es
dc.contributor.other Mariusz Smolij es
dc.coverage.spatial Budapest - Hungary es
dc.date.accessioned 2012-07-29T06:01:50Z
dc.date.available 2012-07-29T06:01:50Z
dc.date.copyright 2008 es
dc.date.issued 2012-07-29
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/1865
dc.description.abstract The last of Rózsa's five concertos, this, for viola, was written in 1979, toward the end of the composer's career; he lived until 1995, but ill health prevented him from writing much more than short chamber and solo pieces after his retirement from movie scoring in 1981. The concerto is, in fact, Rózsa's last concert composition for full orchestra. The work was tardily premiered in 1984 by Pinchas Zukerman, Andre Previn and the Pittsburgh Symphony. The viola's colors are particularly suited to Rózsa's dark Hungarian style, which is inspired by folk song and given an edgy thrust. Unusually for Rózsa, this concerto is cast in four movements rather than the traditional three. It opens with a Moderato assai movement, the soloist winding through a nocturnal soundscape. Much of the melodic material, for both soloist and orchestra, carries a nostalgic yearning, and sometimes a very private sort of striving. The cadenza, full of double stops, seems about to give in to desperation, when the orchestra relieves it with gentle lines in the woodwinds. The movement meanders to its conclusion, revisiting the principal themes (this is, after all, the recapitulation in a sonata-allegro format), and drifting away in music of solitude and, again, nostalgia. The mood is abruptly broken by the Allegro giocoso movement, a witty, hyperactive scherzo (at least for the soloist) that manages to work a few folk inflections into the ever-so-slightly broader material in the B section. Next, the heartfelt Adagio returns the viola to its darker, more lyrical mode with sinuous material that almost could be borrowed from a Hungarian folk song. The music rises and falls gradually, avoiding extreme dynamic contrasts; in the final bars, the viola ascends to a high tessitura and fades away. The finale, Allegro con spirito, bursts in like a beefier version of the second movement. A rondo, it quickly subsides into gentler material, again recalling a lonely folk song; the substance alternates in this manner, up to a carefully paced and surprisingly unflashy conclusion. © All Music Guide es
dc.description.tableofcontents Concerto for viola and orchestra Op. 37 ; Moderato assai, Allegro giocoso, Adagio, Allegro con spirito-- Hungarian serenade Op. 25 ; Marcia, Serenata, Scherzo, Notturno, Danza-- es
dc.format.medium 1 CD Rom (60 min., 41 seg.) : Stereo ; 4 3/4 plg es
dc.language.iso en_US es
dc.rights Uninorte fm stereo es
dc.subject.lcc 275934358 es
dc.subject.lcsh Concertos (Viola), Suites es
dc.title Viola Concerto es
dc.title.alternative Hungarian Serenade es
dc.language.rfc3066 eng es
dc.rights.holder Naxos Rights International Ltd. es
dc.identifier.classification 747313092574 es
dc.subject.cdu Roz.03 es


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1. Concerto for ... p. 37 - Moderato assai.mp3 14:45 20.22Mb Unknown mp3
2. Concerto for ... . 37 - Allegro giocoso.mp3 5:27 7.480Mb Unknown mp3
3. Concerto for ... hestra Op. 37 - Adagio.mp3 7:16 9.980Mb Unknown mp3
4. Concerto for ... 7 - Allegro con sprito.mp3 8:40 11.88Mb Unknown mp3
5. Hungarian serenade Op. 25 - Marcia.mp3 4:32 6.232Mb Unknown mp3
6. Hungarian serenade Op. 25 - Serenata.mp3 6:54 9.470Mb Unknown mp3
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8. Hungarian serenade Op. 25 - Notturno.mp3 3:52 5.308Mb Unknown mp3
9. Hungarian serenade Op. 25 - Danza.mp3 4:02 5.531Mb Unknown mp3
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