Concerto for Piano and Orchestra

Daniel Dorff

Performing Ensemble: Piano with Orchestra
Duration: 24:00
Publisher: Theodore Presser Company
Print Status: Rental

Quick Overview

Described by pianist Jeffrey Biegel as sounding like "American-flavored Poulenc", the Concerto is in 3 movements of the traditional concerto pattern. Movement 1 is in A-B-A form with a light but fiery toccata interrupted by a gentle love song. Movement 2 is a set of variations on an original song, overall arching as slow-fast-slow swelling to a lush romantic climax. Movement 3, which is labeled "scherzando, exuberant" is a bubbling and cheerful rondo including a virtuosic cadenza including overlapping themes from throughout the concerto leading to a brilliant race to the finish.

Additional Information

Commission Commissioned by the Etowah Youth Orchestras, Michael Gagliardo, Music Director & Conductor, for Jeffrey Biegel
Composition Date 2006
Orchestration Solo Pno.; 2 2 2 2 - 3 2 3 1; 3Perc., Str.
Premiere 20th May, 2007. Jeffrey Biegel, Piano, Etowah Youth Orchestra, conducted by Michael Gagliardo, Gadsden, Alabama.


I. Allegro
II. Dark
III. Scherzando, exuberant

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