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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This page was last edited on 24 Octoberat For a period in the late 18th century, Joseph Haydn and Concerro Arne wrote concertos that could be played interchangeably on harpsichord, fortepiano concrrto, and in some cases pipe organ. Share on facebook conceerto tumblr.

Bach Corelli Graupner Haydn Mozart. Nocturne for Orchestra; Concerto for Harpsichord. The second movement is dance-like, with a jaunty melody being passed back and forth between the soloist and the strings.

Each new phrase is signaled by a rising flourish on the keyboard, and the melody and the obbligato patterns feature much repetition.

At that point, the keyboard figuration shifts to a more chromatic pattern, harpschord oppositional tension with the strings, which shift to harmonized thirds, though remaining rooted in the minor mode. Retrieved from ” https: Bach ‘s Brandenburg Concerto No.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The D major sonority is contrasted with blocks of material set of contrasting, more complex, sonority. Though the ‘revival instruments’ have now fallen out of favour, concerti continue to be written for harpsichord, though are now more likely to be played on a copy of a historical instrument, perhaps with a small orchestra or some amplification to ensure it can be well heard.


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 sequences in barpsichord solo part.

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Views Read Edit View history. 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. Sometimes these works are played on the modern piano see piano concerto. This sparkling piece lasts about nine minutes and consists of two fast movements, both centering around D.

Bach’s Italian concerto Goreckl is in this transcription style, though it was written as an original piece for harpsichord. All articles with unsourced statements Articles with unsourced statements from February Interlanguage link template link number.

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It was also popular at this time to adapt Italian concertos for other concert such as violin and orchestra for solo harpsichord or organ —which Bach did with many of Vivaldi ‘s concertos. AllMusic relies heavily on JavaScript. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Jazz Latin New Age. In the first movement the harpsichord, after rapid scales up and down the length of its range, embarks on a solo cadenza which lasts for 3—4 minutes, while the orchestra is silent. After pushing one end of the envelope with three slow movements in his Symphony No.

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Streams Videos All Posts. 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. A final resolution on the tonic triad closes the piece, with one fleeting reference to the first movement to set up the final cadence.


Rainy Day Relaxation Road Trip. A harpsichord concerto is a piece concfrto music for an orchestra with the harpsichord in a solo role though for another sense, see below. Eastern European Piano Music.

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List of compositions for keyboard and orchestra. The first movement consists of a long, slow melody in the strings in octaves, ornamented by continuous figuration in the solo part. Micolaj Gorecki, Henryk Micolaj Gorecki: The music stays in the Aeolian mode minor until a contrasting middle section breaks in.

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Please enable JavaScript in your browser to use the site fully. Harpsichorr harpsichord is accompanied by a small string orchestra; if the solo part is played on piano, the strings are expanded to compensate. With the harpsichord revival in the 20th centuryharpsichordists commissioned new pieces for the new ‘revival’ instrument: The concerto transcriptions Bach made for harpsichord are listed as BWV — Antoni Wit Conducts Henryk Gorecki.

The two forces eventually come together, the harpsichord playing off against ostinatos and other kinds of material in the strings.