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Dubrovay László: Concerto for Violoncello and Orchestra (2012)
score and parts
Setting: Concerto (violoncello)
Instrumentation: Fl. picc, 2 Fl, 2 Ob, C. ingl, 2Cl, Clb, 2 Fg, 4 Cor, 3 Tr, 3 Trb, Tuba, Perc, Cel, Arp, Archi
Genre: Contemporary Hungarian Works
Period: Contemporary Music
Duration: ca 24'
Published: February 2014
Publisher: Universal Music Publishing Editio Musica Budapest
Item number: D-107
Other reference: 14893
The concerto was inspired by István Várdai's play and is dedicated to him. The triple movement structure and the character of the movements follow the patterns of classical concertos, while the thematic connections spanning the movements rather reflect the structural principles of Romantic symphonies. In the first movement, which resembles the form of a sonata, the characters of the themes are spectacularly separated. The motif of the main theme, constructed with glissandos, is supplemented by a theme the composer refers to as a "motif of fate", and the two together form a significant contrast with the minor theme with its lyrical tone and the playful, ending theme resembling a children's song. The contrasts between depth and height, as well as darkness and light, have a significant role in all three movements. The music of the first movement gradually rises to increasingly bright and higher regions, the gloomy atmosphere of the marginal parts in the second movement is offset by the tune's transcendental light in its central part, while the rondo theme of the third movement with its 6/8 metre dance-like character is supplemented with motifs of a contrasting nature from the earlier movements.