Concerto
per viola e orchestra
Instruments: 1st version: solo viola, piccolo, 2 flutes, 2 oboes, cor anglais, 2 clarinets, bass clarinet, 2 bassoons, double bassoon, 4 horns, 3 trumpets, 3 trombones, bass tuba, 4 percussionists (2 vibraphones, 3 triangles, 3 suspended cymbals, 4 tom toms, 5 woodblocks, 2 glockenspiels, 2 marimbas, 2 antique cymbals, xylophone, 7 temple-blocks, 2 gongs, timpani), harp, celesta, strings (14.12.10.8.6)
2nd version: solo viola, piccolo, 2 flutes, 2 oboes, cor anglais, 2 clarinets, bass clarinet, 2 bassoons, double bassoon, 4 horns, 3 trumpets, 3 trombones, bass tuba, 4 percussionists (2 vibraphones, 2 triangles, 3 suspended cymbals, 4 tom toms, 10 woodblocks, 2 marimbas, 2 bass drums, antique cymbals, xylophone, 2 temple-blocks, 2 gongs, timpani), harp, celesta, strings (8.8.6.6.4)
Composition year: 1990
(c): Suvini Zerboni 1990
Catalogue number: 10108 (score on sale or supplied with the hire material and on perusal)
10109 (material on hire)
Commissions: ver. 1: Orchestra Sinfonica della RAI di Roma;
ver. 2: Festival Musica
First performance: Rome, RAI, 20.4.1991 - va. A. Vismara, cond. J. Hirokami
New version 1995: Strasbourg, Festival des Musiques d’Aujourd’hui, 7.10.1995 - va. Ch. Desjardins, cond. J.R. Encinar
Duration: 20'