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Piano Concerto

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2015; arranged by the composer for piano and string quintet

 
This concerto follows the structure of the Italian overture—fast, slow, fast. The first movement is a sonata form without development, based on three themes, respectively rhythmical, oriental and waltz. The second movement is characterised by an initial theme with chopinesque-contours, followed by a more agitated theme and then a choral-theme accompanied by a carillon in the treble of the piano. The recapitulation includes a cadenza and variation on the choral-theme. The finale is a rondo with a happy refrain twirling as a tarentella. Its festive and dancing episodes are conjugated with the perpetuum mobile of the refrain and its variations, until the brilliant and luminous coda.

The world premiere was performed by Claire Foison, Quatuor Quad (Jeanne-Marie Conquer, Thierry Maurin, Isabelle Lequien & Philippe Bary) and Renaud Bary, in Château du Domaine Saint François d’Assise, La Celle Saint Cloud, France on 8th February 2015.

from notes by Naji Hakim © 2017

Recordings

Hakim: Phèdre, Caprice, Diptyque & Piano Concerto
Studio Master: SIGCD498Download onlyStudio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available

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