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Offline 12tone.

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Help for double concerto!
« on: November 05, 2007, 09:22:54 PM »
So this concert is on tv (Knowledge Network) and it was the slow movement from this concerto that was playing.  I really couldn't tell what era it was from till the next movement started, which was faster.  It was from the classical period. 

But!  It's some kind of 'double' concerto where two guys are playing: one, a violin, and the other, a viola.

Who during the classical period would have written a double concerto for violin and viola?  It seems one of the instruments is bigger, and has a deeper tone. 

Unless there are different sizes of violins themselves?

Anyways, back to the question above...  ??? ???  I'm stumped!

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Re: Help for double concerto!
« Reply #1 on: November 05, 2007, 09:50:47 PM »
Mozart silly! My guess is it was one of his most amazing compositions, his sinfonia concertante for violin and viola K.364.
Violins are always the same sizes, so it was a viola.

Your description of not being able to place the 2nd movement to an era fits the description perfectly.

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Re: Help for double concerto!
« Reply #2 on: November 05, 2007, 09:52:08 PM »
Mozart silly! My guess is it was one of his most amazing compositions, his sinfonia concertante for violin and viola K.364.
Violins are always the same sizes, so it was a viola.

That was probably it.  Thanks  :)  I'm not familiar with the Sinfonia Concertante  :(

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Re: Help for double concerto!
« Reply #3 on: November 05, 2007, 09:58:01 PM »
That was probably it.  Thanks  :)  I'm not familiar with the Sinfonia Concertante  :(
It is my favorite Mozart instrumental composition, once in awhile composers just have a piece of music that is just more inspired than the rest, and this is definitely one of Mozart's most inspired works. Listen to it and you will see.

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Re: Help for double concerto!
« Reply #4 on: November 06, 2007, 08:21:29 AM »
The slow movement of K 364 is indeed one of Mzt's most "romantic" outpourings ..........  0:)

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Re: Help for double concerto!
« Reply #5 on: November 06, 2007, 02:15:56 PM »
That's a great piece indeed.  And be sure to try the Sinfonia Concertante for four winds, K.297.

Haydn also wrote a very fine Sinfonia Concertante for (IIRC) violin, cello, oboe and bassoon.
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Re: Help for double concerto!
« Reply #6 on: November 06, 2007, 02:48:07 PM »
That's a great piece indeed.  And be sure to try the Sinfonia Concertante for four winds, K.297.

Haydn also wrote a very fine Sinfonia Concertante for (IIRC) violin, cello, oboe and bassoon.

......... it was only a matter of time ......... for jochanaan to mention k 297 ..........

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Re: Help for double concerto!
« Reply #7 on: November 07, 2007, 12:21:19 PM »
......... it was only a matter of time ......... for jochanaan to mention k 297 ..........
Touché! ;D
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Re: Help for double concerto!
« Reply #8 on: November 08, 2007, 11:51:50 AM »
Michael Nyman wrote the soundtrack to the movie Drowing by Numbers based on just a few measures of the second movement of the Sinfonia Concertante.  It is one of his best soundtracks, actually.
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Re: Help for double concerto!
« Reply #9 on: November 29, 2007, 05:05:00 PM »
Violins are always the same sizes,


I suppose you never saw a 3 year old chinese super star playing the Tchaikovsky concerto in her 1/4 fiddle.

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Re: Help for double concerto!
« Reply #10 on: December 06, 2007, 08:07:14 AM »
Michael Nyman wrote the soundtrack to the movie Drowing by Numbers based on just a few measures of the second movement of the Sinfonia Concertante.  It is one of his best soundtracks, actually.

I agree. And here's a page of its score.  ;D

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Re: Help for double concerto!
« Reply #11 on: December 15, 2007, 07:18:41 PM »
I agree. And here's a page of its score.  ;D

Thanks for the score. :)