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Robert Kurka

Publisher: G. Schirmer

Concerto for Marimba
Weintraub Music
Soloist(s) and Orchestra
20 Minutes
Solo Instrument(s)

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Robert Kurka Concerto for Marimba
Robert Kurka’s Marimba Concerto was commissioned by Vida Chenoweth, who premiered the work on November 11, 1959 at Carnegie Hall.

Piano reduction 14007489 (WB10710) for sale.

  • 13 FEB 2011
    Soka Gloria Wind Orchestra
    Hidemi Murase; Mutsuo Nakamura, conductor
  • 14 FEB 2010
    Alma, MI
    Alma College Symphony
    Murray Gross, conductor
  • 04 APR 2006
    Chicago, IL
    Chicago Symphony Orchestra
    Wei; Outwater, conductor

    Other Dates:
    5,6 April - Chicago, IL
  • 09 DEC 2005
    Toronto, ON, Canada
    University Of Toronto
    Raffi Armenian, conductor

It proved to be tuneful, crisply rhythmic, shot through with jazz echoes and a spirit of jaunty sophistication. It proved again that the composer Kurka had one of the most promising original talents in U.S. music.
Time Magazine,1/1/0001
Kurka’s Concerto for Marimba saved the evening; with this piece the concert came alive; it contributed one of the salient aspects of American music: syncopated music in lighthearted melodic writing. This work is as native as the barn dance-full of spirit.
Kastendiek, New York Journal-American,1/1/0001
…innumerable means of displaying the marimba at its best... [Kurka’s] concerto is everywhere lively and zestful.
Jay Harrison, New York Herald Tribune,1/1/0001
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