Boris Papandopulo
Boris Papandopulo

Concertino for Trumpet, Timpani and String Orchestra

Publisher: Croatian Music Information Centre
Publish year: 2012

Edition type: score

Price: 18,58 

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printed edition
Catalogue type:
music for solo instrument and orchestra
trumpet, string orchestra
tr. in Si♭ timp. solo – archi
Number of pages:
Book height:
32 cm
Publication language:
croatian, english
About the music edition:
Boris Papandopulo (1906 – 1991) is one of the most distinctive Croatian musicians of the 20th century. Papandopulo also worked as music writer, journalist, reviewer, pianist and piano accompanist; however, he achieved the peaks of his career in music as a composer. His composing oeuvre is imposing – Papandopulo composed almost 500 opuses: with great success he created instrumental (orchestral, concertante, chamber and solo), vocal and instrumental (for solo voice and choir), music-stage and film music. In all these kinds and genres he left a string of anthology-piece compositions of great artistic value. The Concerto for trumpet, timpani and strings was composed in Sarajevo in 1950. Its three movements are contrasting in character and have diverse structural materials, all merged into a compact formal whole. The introductory Capriccio gives us a neo-Baroque theme that has a lively motor rhythm, full of élan and energy, demanding a high degree of technical skill from the trumpet player. The central movement, Interludium, is graced by the kind of nostalgic yearning typical of Papandopulo and a complex theme featuring arabesque movements and an oriental mood reminiscent of the Bosnian love song, the sevdalinka. The last movement, Rondo, is based on a simple and pregnant theme of a dance nature, with characteristic repetitions of one and the same tone that often shifts from the trumpet into the string section.

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