Orchestral and ensemble works Film music 1980 2003

Triplo concerto barocco

for chamber orchestra

I (composed tuning of the instruments)
II Allegro vivace
III Tarantella

Year of composition 1980 (revised 2003)
Duration 10 minutes

World premieres

First TV transmission of the movie „Montezuma“ with Henzes music 1980

WDR · Cologne

 

World premiere of the concert version August 9 2004

Berlin • Konzerthaus

young.euro.classic 2004

Joven Orquesta Sinfónica del Principado de Asturias

Conductor Arturo Tamayo

Comment

It all started with music for a movie about the shirt story „Concierto barroco“ by Cuban poet Alejo Carpentier, in which G.F. Händel, Domenico Scarlatti und Antonio Vivaldi meet in Venice, and they play music together and do improvisations. The basis for that all is the well-known „Devil’s Fugue“ of Scarlatti.

Hans Werner Henze
Marino am 1. Juni 2004

Instrumentation

1 Piccolo                      
2 Flöten
1 Oboe
1 Zink(oder Altflöte)            
1 Trompete in D
Pauken
Schlagzeug (2 Spieler)4 hängende Becken
Zimbeln
3 Gongs
Schellentrommel
2 Bongos
Tomtom
2 afrikanische Trommeln (hoch/tief)   
Trinidad Steel Drum
Tempelblocks
Schüttelrohr
Marimbaphon
Klavier (ad lib.
Cembalo (konzertierend)  
Orgel (konzertierend)
Trumscheit
Violinen I
Violinen II
Violen
Violoncelli
Kontrabässe