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Concerto for piano, trumpet and string orchestra, Op 74


The concerto for piano, trumpet and string orchestra was composed during 2016 and premiered at the University of Hull’s Middleton Hall (UK) on 28 of October 2016. It is dedicated to Simon Desbruslais who gave the premiere with Clare Hammond and the English String Orchestra conducted by Kenneth Woods.

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


The Art of Dancing
Studio Master: SIGCD513Download onlyStudio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available

Track-specific metadata for SIGCD513 track 18

Recording date
29 October 2016
Recording venue
Middletone Hall, University of Hull, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Tim Oldham
Recording engineer
Mike Hatch
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  1. The Art of Dancing (SIGCD513)
    Disc 1 Track 18
    Release date: September 2017
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