Winter Waltz (for orchestra)
About this work:
Winter Waltz was written in December of 2005 for pianist Nada Kolundžija. The orchestral version followed in 2006. This piece is entirely composed with only five tones. I was influenced by the Viennese waltzes, Tchaikovsky, Russia, and snow in Brooklyn. There is also a more personal note, or rather, there are several very personal notes: Mi (for Miwako, my wife, in the oboe), A (Adam, my son, in the clarinet), A-A (Ana, my daughter, in the violins), and even more… The world premiere took place at the 17th International Review of Composers in Belgrade in November of 2008 with the RTS Symphony Orchestra conducted by Bojan Sudjic. It was probably just a coincidence that the first snow of that winter started to fall on Belgrade just minutes before the waltz.
This work received AMC's CAP award.
Version: for orchestra
Year composed: 2006
Ensemble type: Orchestra
Instrumentation notes: picc, fl, 222; 4231; perc, timp, strings