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I am fascinated and inspired by the concerto form and this double concerto was my fifth visit to this great genre. It is in three contrasting movements (Allegro – Adagio – Allegro) lasting around 20 minutes in total. The first movement, which is essentially highly dynamic and rhythmical, also contains contrasted moments of profound lyricism and others of almost mystical contemplation. The second movement could be called Mozartian as it is both at times light and pure and at other times tragic. The third concluding movement is fast and playful with an almost cheeky character—but still, as with the earlier movements, there is that contrast, with moments of great tension.
I am interested in the idea of using complex juxtaposition of rhythms to create a multiplicity of different atmospheres. It is my strong belief that the creation of contrasts is one of the most powerful, profound aspects of Music, and Art in general.
from notes by Nimrod Borenstein © 2017
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