FANTASY FOR VIOLIN & ORCHESTRA


Instrumentation:

Flute 1 Timpani
Flute 2 / Piccolo Percussion I/II/III
Oboe 1 Bass Drum, Tambourine, Snare Drum
Oboe 2 / English Horn Mark-Tree, Sus. Cymbal, Piatti
Clarinet in Bb 1 Anvil, Triangle, Sistrum 
Clarinet in Bb 2 / Bass Clarinet  Tubular Bells, Crotales
Bassoon 1 Glockenspiel, Vibraphone 
Bassoon 2 / Contrabassoon  
  Harp 
F Horn 1  
F Horn 2 Solo Violin
F Horn 3  
F Horn 4 Violin I
Bb Trumpet 1 Violin II
Bb Trumpet 2 Viola
 Trombone 1 Violoncello
 Trombone 2  Contrabass
 Basstrombone  
   

Duration: ~25:00


I have a lot of personal history with Baden-Baden and the Baden-Baden Philharmonics.

Not only did they premiered several of my compositions but some members of the orchestra I've known since my childhood - Yasushi, the concertmaster, being one of those.

 

In 2016, whilst sitting in a restaurant after a succesful premiere with my father and Judith Kubitz, former Kapellmeister of the Baden-Baden Philharmonics, Yasushi wrote me a WhatsApp asking if I'd be interested in writing a solo work for him, I was flabbergasted and floored.

I can't put into words how highly I think of him as a person and as an artist.  

Yasushi envisioned this Fantasy to pay homage to Baden-Baden, the town that served the both of us as a home for close to 30 years now, I liked the of this proposition. Very much aware of the challenge ahead of me I accepted and began working on the piece.

 

Every movement describes a certain landmark in Baden-Baden.

 

 

I. The Creek

II. The Peak and Beyond

III. The Old Oak

IV. The Boulevard of Flowers

 

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Photo: Baden-Baden Kur & Tourismus GmbH
Photo: Baden-Baden Kur & Tourismus GmbH

Scheduled premiere: 01.04.2022

Soloist: Yasushi Ideue

Orchestra: Philharmonie Baden-Baden

Conductor: Pavel Baleff

Weinbrennersaal Baden-Baden

Tickets (Sinfoniekonzert Nr.8)