Boris Papandopulo
Boris Papandopulo

Vier Inventionen für die Camerata for String Orchestra

Publisher: Croatian Music Information Centre
Publish year: 2011

Edition type: score

Price: 18,58 

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printed edition
Catalogue type:
orchestral music
Catalogue subtype:
string orchestra
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. Vier Inventionen für die Camerata was composed by Boris Papandopulo for the chamber orchestra Camerata musica Berlin , an ensemble of brilliant soloists from what was then the German Democratic Republic, i.e. East Berlin, founded by his friend, the conductor Željko Straka. The work, written from June 2 to July 30, 1985, in Tribunj, was imagined on the model of the Baroque instrumental form of the same name. Highly demanding, in terms of both technique and execution, it was written in the spirit of the performance practice of the time, which posed ensemble musicians with supreme challenges to their skills and also required an outstanding artistic quality. As in many other works of his in neo-Classicist or neo-Baroque idiom, Papandopulo fills the formal pattern of the invention, instrumental kind taken from the Baroque (without question the sources need to be sought in the analogical compositions of J. S. Bach), with a contemporary and highly characteristic and distinctive harmonic expression. (Davor Merkaš)