Contrasts - Music for Orchestra
Full Orchestra - Sheet Music

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Symphony orchestra (, 4 timp., strings)


Composed by Georgi Mintchev. Contemporary. Orchestra score. Composed 2002. Duration 21'. Editions BIM #ORCH54B. Published by Editions BIM (ET.ORCH54B).

ISBN 9790207014566.

When Thomas Kalb, GMD of the Heidelberg Philharmonic Orchestra (Germany), asked me to write a new symphonic work for the 2003-2004 music season, I decided to write a poetic and emotional, yet virtuosic piece. The dynamic and rhythmic content covers a wide range of sequences, from the aggressive to the peaceful, drawing on the resources provided by contemporary schools of musical composition, but respectful of the basic tenets of traditional music.
I have tried to artfully include some jazz and chamber music elements, as well as to challenge the virtuosity of the orchestral soloists and their various sections. Additionally, and very discreetly, I have included some historical and cultural references to Bulgaria, my country.
The result is a sort of musical fireworks display or, stated differently, a kaleidoscope of sound colors with rhythmical and dynamic variations, leading me to choose the title "contrasts".

Georgi L. Mintchev.