HARP CONCERTINO (... after a soft Silence, an enormous Thunder ...)

for harp and orchestra



Harp Concertino (... after a soft Silence, an enormous Thunder ...) was commissioned in 2018 by La Monnaie/de Munt, Brussels.

This work will have its world premiere on 17 February 2019 with the Symphonic Orchestra of La Monnaie/de Munt, conductor Alain Altinoglu and harpist Agnès Clément at Bozar in Brussels.

It is inspired by the book of Revelation of John, the final book of the Christian Bible and also by Beethoven's Fifth and
Sixth Symphonies, which will both be performed alongside this world premiere.

The first part of Harp Concertino begins with doubt, introvert and searching, based on the main theme of Beethoven's Sixth Symphony. The second part is a fervent allegro with rhythmic basic cells, referring to the concise motif from Beethoven's Fifth.

The harp is used as a protagonist, as a connection between these two worlds (the spiritual and the intellectual). Not only as a coloristic, dreamy instrument as is often the case, but also as an enormously powerful instrument, with many expressive and virtuoso possibilities.




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INSTRUMENTATION / EXTRA INFORMATION

HARP CONCERTINO (... after a soft Silence, an enormous Thunder ...) (2018)
(+/- 15')
for harp and orchestra
commissioned by La Monnaie/de Munt, Brussels
World premiere: 17 February 2019 at Bozar, Brussels (BE)
Symphonic Orchestra of La Monnaie/de Munt, conductor Alain Altinoglu
Agnès Clément, harp







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