concerto grosso Nr. 2

concerto grosso Nr. 2

Year of composition
2014
Scored for
for chamber ensemble and orchestra
Composer
Georg Friedrich Haas
Instrumentation
CHAMBER ENSEMBLE: 1 1 1 1 – 1 1 1 0 – perc(1), acc, pno – vln(2), vla, vc, cb // ORCHESTRA: 2 2 2 2 – 3 2 2 1 – timp, perc(3) – vln.I(10), vln.II(10), vla(8), vc(7), cb(6)
Instrumentation details

CHAMBER ENSEMBLE: flute (+picc)
oboe
clarinet in Bb
bassoon
horn in F
trumpet in C
trombone
percussion
piano
accordion
1st violin
2nd violin
viola
violoncello
double bass
ORCHESTRA: 1st flute
2nd flute
1st oboe
2nd oboe
1st clarinet in Bb
2nd clarinet in Bb
1st bassoon
2nd bassoon
1st horn in F
2nd horn in F
3rd horn in F
1st trumpet in C
2nd trumpet in C
1st trombone
2nd trombone
tuba
timpani
1st percussion
2nd percussion
3rd percussion
violin I
violin II
viola
violoncello
double bass

Commissioned by

Commissioned by BBC Radio 3, the ORF Radio Symphony Orchestra Vienna, and WIEN MODERN. First performed in Glasgow by the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Ilan Volkov, during the 2014 Tectonics Festival.

Duration
22′

World Premiere

Location: City Halls Glasgow / Great Britain
Date: 10.05.2014
Orchestra: BBC Scottish SO
Conductor: Ilan Volkov

Work introduction

concerto grosso no. 2 also sees two worlds collide: the contrast between the intimacy of chamber music and the fullness of an orchestra. “concerto grosso no. 2 was a highlight, all lucid textures and gutsy elemental harmonies,” wrote the Guardian. And Andrew Clark from the Financial Times added: “In the 18-minute [piece], the ear is teased and stimulated by a constantly developing/enveloping skein of siren sounds […].”

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