Concertino for Piano and Four Diverse Instruments (or String Orchestra)
About this work:
This version of the work (the slow movement) was most recently performed on May 6, 2010 by students of the Hoff-Barthelson Music School, at the Hoff-Barthelson Contemporary Music Festival, held in Scarsdale, NY, from May 2-8, 2010. The work, which is a miniature piano concerto, is very flexible and can be performed with piano solo and any three treble instruments and any one bass instrument. Mixed strings and winds are fine. For example, on December 6, 2009, at a faculty recital at the University of Maine, School of the Performing Arts, Orono, ME, the ensemble was piano, violin, oboe, clarinet and bassoon (Laura Artesani, Anatole Wieck, Laura Estey, Kristen Finkbeiner, Lynn Flagg). Another example, on August 22, 2009, at the Winter Harbor Music Festival in Hammond Hall, Winter Harbor, Maine, the faculty ensemble was two flutes, viola and cello, plus piano solo (Carol Wincenc, Deirdre McArdle-Manning, Anatole Wieck, Stanley Kushel, Gena Raps). The work is neoclassical, with three movements: Moderato, Andante, and Allegretto. It is accessible and melodic. (See also the piano and woodwind quartet version, as well as the string orchestra version.)
Version: piano and string quartet
Year composed: 1985
Ensemble type: Chamber or Jazz Ensemble, Without Voice
Instrumentation: ,1 Piano soloist(s), 2 Violin, 1 Viola, 1 Cello
Instrumentation notes: This work is for piano solo and any three treble instruments and one bass instrument.
Can combine strings, winds, or mixed strings and winds.