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Ritmische studies voor kamerorkest op. 58

By Géza Frid

genre
Orchestra
instrumentation
Orchestra (1212 1000 timp pf str)
duration
7 minutes
year
1959
location of manuscript
www.nederlandsmuziekinstituut.nl archive registration number 304/068
status
published score
order printed score here

Details

Allegro con brio
Allegretto
Tempo giusto
Andante moderato
Presto corrente
Deciso
Molto allegro

A version for 2 piano's (op. 58a) exists as well.

Commissioned by the Ministerie van O. K. en W

Deze zeven korte schetsen zijn, overeenkomstig de opdracht, bedoeld als oefeningen op ritmisch gebied voor nog niet geroutineerde leden van conservatoriumorkesten.
Ongewone maatindelingen (zoals 7/4 en 5/8), gelijktijdige combinaties van 3/4, 6/8 en 2/4 maat en syncopische en canonische verschuivingen wisselen elkaar af, zonder hiermee echter tot een te gecompliceerd geheel te leiden. - GEZA FRID

First performance

Jun 12, 1959 Kunstmaand Orkest o.l.v. Hans Lichtenstein

About Géza Frid

Géza Frid

The Hungarian Géza Frid was one of the key figures in the post-war Dutch music world. To escape the dictatorship of his country of origin, he fled to the Netherlands in 1927. He always remained true to the musical language of his roots. As of 1941, Frid as a stateless Jew, was prohibited from performing in public. He became involved in illegal activities and the artists' resistance movement, and it's a miracle he survived the war. After the liberation, he resumed his life as an artist. For years he was one of the most frequently performed composers in the Netherlands. Since the turn of the twentieth century there was even a sort of “Frid-Renaissance.”

by Arthur Frid