Concerto for Flute, Harp and Orchestra, Op. 48

Lowell Liebermann

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The Concerto for Flute, Harp and Orchestra was commissioned by a consortium consisting of harpist Hyun-Sun Na, the Florida Philharmonic, the Minnesota Orchestra, the Cincinnati Symphony and the Dallas Symphony. It is dedicated to James Galway who premiered the work with harpist Kathy Kienzle and the Minnesota Orchestra on November 1st, 1995. The Concerto is scored for an orchestra consisting of two oboes, two horns, timpani, vibraphone, marimba, celesta, piano and strings. Omitting the last four instruments, this is the same orchestration as the Mozart Concerto for Flute, Harp and Orchestra.

The work was written at the request of James Galway, who commissioned and premiered my Concerto for Flute and Orchestra, Op. 39. While the latter work stressed the virtuoso capabilities of the flute, the present concerto emphasizes the lyrical capabilities of the two instruments. The Concerto is in one unbroken movement of about twenty minutes duration. It is in a binary form whose harmonic and thematic material are derived from the opening accompanimental and melodic phrases of the work.

The Concerto for Flute, Harp and Orchestra has been recorded for release on the BMG label by flautist James Galway, harpist Hyun-Sun Na, and the London Mozart Players conducted by the composer.

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Commission Commissioned by a consortium consisting of harpist Hyun-Sun Na, the Florida Philharmonic, the Minnesota Orchestra, the Cincinnati Symphony and the Dallas Symphony.
Composition Date 1995
Duration 00:20:00
Orchestration Fl. Hp. soli; 0 2 0 0 - 2 0 0 0; Timp. Marim. Vibr. Pno.(Cel.) Str.
Premiere 1st November, 1995. James Galway/Flute, Kathy Kienzle/Harp, Minnesota Orchestra, conducted by Eiji Oue.