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Bent Lorentzen

Violin Concerto (2001)
Work Notes
to Cho-Liang Lin
Publisher
Wilhelm Hansen
Category
Soloist(s) and Orchestra
Year Composed
2001
Duration
21 Minutes
Solo Instrument(s)
Violin
Programme Note
Bent Lorentzen Violin Concerto (2001)
I. Lento
II. Adagio
III. Foxtrot
IV. Lento - Ben ritmico

Skrevet 2001 til Cho-Liang Lin og bestilt af Annette Klitgaard og Vejle Amt. Statens Kunstfond har givet økonomisk støtte til komponisten.
Violinkoncerten adskiller sig en del fra mine øvrige solokoncerter for obo, cello, klaver, saxofon, trompet og horn ved at være mere traditionel i formen og lægger sig, kunne man sige, op ad den nyere russiske stil. Den store form er næsten klassisk opbygget med klare satsopdelinger, det vil sige med store kontraster mellem satserne.
Koncerten starter med at præsentere to næsten uforenelige ideer:
A) Symfonisk motiv (nogle få toner)
B) Resterne af en gammel foxtrot
Spillet efter hinanden virker de to ideer som et uforeneligt paradoks. Men efterhånden arbejdes de ind i hinanden på alle mulige måder, og til sidst har vi været vidne til en større symfonisk metamorfose via en kontrasterende Adagio, en sær påståelig Foxtror og en dyb ironisk Vals.
Bent Lorentzen

Performances
Date
Title
  • 10 OCT 2002
    Violin Concerto World Premiere
    Musikteatret, Vejle

    Other Dates:
    11 October - Odense koncerthus, Odense

Reviews
“Bent Lorentzen’s concerto has turned out to be a splendid masterpiece, bubbling with colourful orchestral writing. It is chock-a-block with ideas and sallies and is entertaining and captivating from A to Z. An abrupt symphonic eruption is immediately answered by a snatch of a foxtrot for trumpeters, bass and drums. Chaos threatens, but the music is controlled by clearly profiled recurrences and rhythms - both foxtrot and waltz - and is shot through with subtle humour that sometimes breaks through with a joke like a finger-click…”
Ole Lauritzen, Fyens Stiftstidende,10/13/2002
“It’s a marvellous concerto, a feast for the senses with imaginative treatment of its material. From the first explosion of the orchestra to the final almost Paradisiac ascent to the skies by the solo violin, the listener has been taken on a grand tour of innumerable styles, especially from the 20t century. …It is music full of exploratory curiosity and thanks to the exciting instrumentation - he knows his orchestra! - it dissolves and remixes familiar sounds into a new, subtle world. .. It is a work that deserves to be widely known.”
Erik Damberg, Jyllands Posten,10/12/2002
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