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Laman, Wim

Wim Laman is a largely self-taught composer. While he was at university, his first compositions were performed by student orchestras. His work later came to the attention of the professional ...

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Syntopoi : concerto for violoncello and chamber orchestra, 2004 / Wim Laman

Genre: Orchestra
Subgenre: Cello and orchestra
Instruments: pic fl ob eh cl cl-b fg cfg 2h 2trp trb perc str(8.6.5.4.2.) vc-solo

Echoing purple : for violin and ensemble, 1992 / Calliope Tsoupaki

Genre: Orchestra
Subgenre: Violin and large ensemble
Instruments: fl ob cl-b fg h trp trb 2perc pf vl vla vc cb vl-solo

Three Curious Loves (Tri cudne ljubavi) : Concerto for violin and chamber orchestra / Isidora Žebeljan

Genre: Orchestra
Subgenre: Violin and large ensemble
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Boréal : voor viool en slagwerk, 1980/81 / Maarten Bon

Genre: Orchestra
Subgenre: Violin and large ensemble
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Syntagma : concerto for violin and small orchestra, 1989-1991 / Wim Laman

Publisher: Amsterdam: Donemus, cop. 1991
Publisher's number: 06491
Genre: Orchestra
Subgenre: Violin and large ensemble
Instruments: fl(pic) ob eh cl cl-b fg cfg 4h trp trb tb 2perc 4vl 4vla 4vc cb vl-solo
Remarks: T.g.v. het honderd-jarig bestaan van het Koninklijk Concertgebouworkest . - Met financiële steun van het Fonds voor de Scheppende Toonkunst. - Tijdsduur: 20'
Duration: 20'00"
Year of composition: 1991
Status: fully digitized (real-time delivery)

Other authors:
Bach, Johann Sebastian (on a theme by)
Description:
Program note (English): (Première: 25-4-1991 - Concertgebouw, Amsterdam - Isabelle van Keulen with the Concertgebouworkest, Riccardo Chailly, conducting). Syntagma has two departure points: on the one hand the principle of antagonism and the combined action of solo-instrument and ensemble, and on the other hand, term 'integration' (Greek for syntagma); both points have already been master for about four centuries to the 'concerto' as compositional form (...), the musical material arose from a few measures from a more or less unknown work by J.S. Bach. One of these elements is enlarged in the slow movement of syntagma to an ostinato motive in the strings, which dominates the composition for a considerable amount of time. Scales (modi) are composed of respectively 6, 8 and 12 tones - each with their own harmonious and melodic characterisations. These modi form together the targeting principles which achieve an interaction between soloist and ensemble by integration. In the composition several musics
are used, which are presented in the very first measures - as a sort of explosion in slow-motion. Gradually these musics are split up in elements, which in different ways are joined or set against each other. Thus a progression which is alternatively multi-layered (heterogeneously, complex), or in a straight line and homogeneous, arose. Of course the solo violin is here the main character - as an exponent of the traditional virtuosity. But at the same time it is possible for the ensemble as a whole, or the individual groups out of that to perform as soloists. - WIM LAMAN

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