Boris Papandopulo
Boris Papandopulo

Three Movements for Wind Quintet

Publisher: Croatian Music Information Centre, Vatroslav Lisinski Concert Hall
Publish year: 2021

Edition type: score, parts

Price: 33,18 

In stock

printed edition
Catalogue type:
chamber music
Catalogue subtype:
non-standard ensemble
fl. ob. cl. in Si♭ fg. cor. in Fa
Number of pages:
Book height:
32 cm
Publication language:
croatian, english
About the music edition:
With its charm, its neo-classicist beauty and sophistication, its authentic musicality and fully lived emotionality, its lively, ardent dance pulse, it has created a musical miniature that without doubt will always be heard with pleasure at concerts, providing the artists with a real pleasure and joy in music making. In terms of its formal characteristics, this is a typical Papandopulo composition. The first movement is rapid in tempo, written with wit and a deal of élan; the second is a kind of an updated replica of Baroque arias with expressive, rhythmically complex and long-breathed melodies. The third is a rapid dance movement based on elements of folk music. Particularly impressive is the second movement, which features an inspired, expressive and cantabile theme of a highly complicated rhythmical structure and musical substance from which wells the composer’s refined emotionality and a strong charge of feeling. This movement is indeed highly touching and almost has that vivid, ultimately impassioned emotional charge characteristic of love with its the pains and delights known in Bosnia as sevdah, in the best sense of the word. Papandopulo finished the Three Movements for Wind Quintet in Opatija in 1954, the first work of music he had written after a stay in Sarajevo of almost five years (1949-1953).

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