Rolf Martinsson: Violin Concerto No.1, Op.78 (Solo violin part)
Violin Concerto No.1, Op.78 (Solo violin part)
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Work note by the composer:
"The violin concerto is my fifth solo concerto. Each concerto is influenced by the collaboration with the soloist I have written for, but also by the instrument itself and by my earlier solo concertos. In this particular violin concerto I have made an extra effort to emphasize the solo part in my instrumentation of chosen parts. In other parts the violin plays tutti together with the orchestra. This focusing is of course a striving not to drown the dynamically somewhat weak violin, but it also expresses a wish to orchestrate more transparently than I have done in earlier orchestral works. Doing so, I have also been able to expose the intimate expressions and nuances of the violin. The form of the work is, if anything, the result of an intuitive and improvised work, a growing progress rather than a structured model made up in advance. This gives the form an unpredictability that I like very much. The work contains solo cadenzas and distinct solo parts exposing the entire register of the violin's range and expression. It is a great challenge to write a violin concerto, especially considering all the masterpieces of the genre in music history. But this has incited me to try to find the best for the instrument and for my soloist, Jan Stigmer, who has supported my work in all ways through the whole process, from the first note on!"
Rolf Martinsson(ISMN 9790070109994)