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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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Canto infernale : per soprano e 3 gruppi strumentali, 1978 (revisione 1980) / testo: Dante Alighieri; Eustache Deschamps, musica: Wim Laman

Genre: Vocal music
Subgenre: Voice and orchestra
Instruments: sopr 2032 heck sax-b 4331 2perc str(8.8.8.8.1.)

Violin concerto no. 1 : for violin and 15 instruments, 1990, revision 1998 / Micha Hamel

Genre: Orchestra
Subgenre: Violin and large ensemble
Instruments: 4rec-a 0300 0000 port 5vl 2vla vl-solo

Concerto da camera : for violin and chamber ensemble, 1993 / Carlos Micháns

Genre: Orchestra
Subgenre: Violin and large ensemble
Instruments: 1111 1110 perc pf 2vl vla vc cb vl-solo

Concerto per violino, strumenti a fiato e percussione : opus 104, 1978 / Lex van Delden

Genre: Orchestra
Subgenre: Violin and large ensemble
Instruments: 2333 4000 perc vl-solo

 

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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"
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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