Concerto No. 3 for Piano and Orchestra, Op. 95

Lowell Liebermann

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Publisher: Theodore Presser Company
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Quick Overview

I do not really have much to say about the Concerto ? as usual I much prefer to let the music speak for itself. What I can say is that the emotional framework in which I composed the Concerto was perhaps more affected by extraneous (meaning non-musical) events than is usual with my music: the first movement is deeply pessimistic; the second, ruefully nostalgic with an ominous middle section that serves as a cadenza in the form of a combined passacaglia and canon; and the third, whose title ?Burlesque? is meant sarcastically, is full of anger and irony prompted by some of the things that have been going on in our country lately.

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Additional Information

Commission Concerto No. 3 for Piano and Orchestra, Op.95 was commissioned by an international consortium of orchestras, performing the work with soloist Jeffrey Biegel during the 2006-07-08 seasons. Each of the commissioning orchestras in the USA holds the distinct
Composition Date 2006
Duration 00:34:00
Orchestration Solo Piano; 2(Picc.) 2 2 2(Cbsn.) - 2 2 3 0; Timp. 4Perc. Hp. Str.
Premiere 12-14 May, 2006. Jeffrey Biegel, Piano, Milwaukee Symphony, conducted by Andreas Delfs, Milwaukee (WI).

Details

I. Risoluto
II. Largo
III. ?Burlesque?