Concertino for Piano and Percussion Ensemble (Fine, Vivian)

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Performances

Recordings

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Performers Fredonia Percussion Ensemble; Robert Marvel, piano
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Peggy Karp (2012/2/3)

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Peggy Karp (2012/2/3)

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General Information

Work Title Concertino for Piano and Percussion Ensemble
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Composer Fine, Vivian
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 5 sections
Allegretto agitato
Lento appassionato
Tempi di giga
Andante tranquillo
Moderato
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1965
First Performance. 1965-03-18 in New York, Manhattan School of Music.
Paul Price Ensemble, Vivian Fine, piano, Paul Price, conductor
Average DurationAvg. Duration 11 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Modern
Piece Style Modern
Instrumentation Piano, xylophone, vibraphone, marimba, tom-toms (3) and timpani
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Misc. Comments

Although the Concertino is in one movement, it is divided into five sections, reflecting the usual interpretation of a concertino as a small-scaled concerto….However, Fine blurs the distinction between soloist and ensemble. At times the mallet percussion instruments are an extension of the piano and vice versa. Often the piano and percussion are treated as equals, sharing phrases. The piano does have a cadenza at the end of the first section, and the "Lento appassionato" features the percussion ensemble, especially the timpani, portraying a seductive dance rhythm, with the piano participating at the end of the section.

—Heidi Von Gunden, The Music of Vivian Fine, Scarecrow Press, 1999