Composed: Length: c. One characteristic musical symbol of this is harmony derived from the open strings of the guitar, as heard in the harp under the solo cello statement of the theme at the beginning, and again before the final variation. These pitches — E, A, D, G, B — also supply variation material and represent the main key areas of the whole set. Two interludes the first for strings, the second for winds then frame seven character variations featuring different solo instruments with the orchestra. The first is a spunky scamper for the flute Variazione giocosa , which leads directly into an edgier romp featuring clarinet Variazione in modo di Scherzo.

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Ginastera, Alberto - Variaciones concertantes, Op. Later creations display a dynamic cosmopolitan style that won him a strong global reputation. In the late s, a Guggenheim award allowed him to spend time in the United States, where he benefited from the guidance of Aaron Copland and other prominent musicians.

Returning to South America, he assumed several prominent educational and cultural positions and continued to compose prolifically. His catalogue of music includes three operas, two ballets, concertos for harp, violin, cello and piano, incidental music for plays and films, chamber works and pieces for piano solo. He composed Variaciones concertantes Concertante Variations in Each one spotlights one or more solo instruments, displaying in insightful, often virtuoso style their personalities and capabilities.

A sombre Interlude for strings follows, then the formal variations unfold as follows: Humorous Variation, for flute; Variation in the Style of a Scherzo, for clarinet; Dramatic Variation, for viola; Canonic Variation, for oboe and bassoon; Rhythmic Variation, for trumpet and trombone; Variation in the Style of a Moto perpetuo, for violin; Pastoral Variation, for horn; Interlude for winds; Reprise of the Theme, this time with double bass partnering the harp.

The Final Variation is an exuberant rondo for full orchestra with a distinctly Latin-American flavor. Every dollar counts, and each donation helps ensure a sustainable, thriving future for ASO.


Ginastera, Alberto - Variaciones concertantes

Igor Markevitch conducted the first performance on June 2 of that year, in Buenos Aires. It is scored for two flutes, piccolo, oboe, two clarinets, bassoon; two horns, trumpet, trombone; timpani; harp; and string choir. Variaciones concertantes germinated for five years before Ginastera formally composed it during the second of four creative periods in his life. Variaciones concertantes and Pampeana No. Ginastera said that Variaciones has "a subjective character.


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