Henryk Mikołaj Górecki’s Concerto for Harpsichord (or Piano) and String Orchestra Op. 40 () was commissioned by the Polish Radio for. Harpsichord Concerto. op. 40 (). for harpsichord (or piano) and string orchestra. Duration: 9′. Scoring. if harpsichord solo: strings () if piano solo. A harpsichord concerto is a piece of music for an orchestra with the harpsichord in a solo role for Harpsichord and Chamber Orchestra (); Henryk Górecki – Harpsichord Concerto (); Walter Leigh – Concertino for Harpsichord and.

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The return to the original material carries the movement through to the end; the phrases eventually become quite fractured, finally landing up on a sustained major triad to finish. At that point, the keyboard figuration shifts to a more chromatic pattern, creating oppositional tension with the strings, which shift to harmonized thirds, though remaining rooted in the minor mode.

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The harpsichord was a common instrument, but never as popular as string or wind instruments in the concerto role, probably due to its relative lack of volume in an orchestral setting. For a period in the late 18th century, Joseph Haydn and Thomas Arne harpslchord concertos that could be played interchangeably on harpsichord, fortepianoand in some cases pipe organ.

The first movement consists of a long, slow melody in the strings in octaves, ornamented by continuous figuration in the solo part.

This page was last edited on 24 Octoberat Views Read Edit View history. Introspection Late Night Partying. The two forces eventually come together, the harpsichord playing off against ostinatos and other kinds of material in the strings.

Concedto concerto transcriptions Bach made for harpsichord are listed as BWV — Antoni Wit Conducts Henryk Gorecki.

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The harpsichord is accompanied by a small string orchestra; if the solo part is played on piano, the strings are expanded to compensate. Sometimes these works are played on the gorecji piano see piano concerto. Nocturne for Orchestra; Concerto for Harpsichord.

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Bach’s Italian concerto BWV is in this transcription style, though it was written as an original piece for harpsichord. Streams Videos All Posts. The duple, dance rhythm carries right through, but there are various kinds of sonorities making brief appearances, including sliding sounds in the strings, and chromatically descending gorecli in the solo part.


The second movement is dance-like, with a jaunty melody being passed back and harpsichprd between the soloist and the strings.

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By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Bach ‘s Brandenburg Concerto No. It was ggorecki popular at this time to adapt Italian concertos for other instruments such as violin and orchestra for solo harpsichord or organ —which Bach did with many of Vivaldi ‘s concertos.

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The music stays in the Aeolian mode minor until a contrasting middle section breaks in. Micolaj Gorecki, Henryk Micolaj Gorecki: Time Present and Time Past. A harpsichord concerto is a piece of music for cohcerto orchestra with the harpsichord in a solo role though for another sense, see below.

After pushing one end of the envelope with three slow movements in his Symphony No. Though the ‘revival instruments’ have now fallen out of favour, concerti continue to be written for harpsichord, though are now more likely to groecki played on a copy of a historical instrument, perhaps with a small orchestra or some amplification to ensure it can be well heard.