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Fantasia bucolica for Viola and Chamber Orchestra, op. 13f (1956)


Instrumentaion:, harp, strings

Duration: 6 Minutes

Publisher: Schott Music
Score and parts: hire material
Piano score: VAB 92 / ISMN: 979-0-001-16435-1

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(Schott music VAB 92)

The Fantasia bucolica for viola and chamber orchestra Op. 13f (original title: Fantasy in D) was composed in 1956 in response to a commission from the Kleines Unterhaltungsorchester Südwestfunk Baden-Baden and was featured in a recording produced for SWF in Freiburg in the same year, performed by this orchestra and the soloist Hans Hasselmann and conducted by Willi Stech.

The brief concert piece begins with a dreamy introduction by the solo viola which leads into a virtuoso central section before concluding with intimations of the initial section. A striking feature of the work is the diverse employment of the percussion section in the orchestral instrumentation.
(Translation: Lindsay Chalmers-Gerbracht)

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