VIOL[IN]KONZERT

The composer Ludwig van Beethoven and the violinist Maxim Vengerov are two musical personalities who influence and inspire me a lot, because I used to want to be a violinist and now am a composer. The Vengerov recording of Beethoven's Violin Concerto is something very special for me, as it is about the traces of these two outstanding musicians. Beethoven's violin concerto begins with four slow timpani beats, which act as a motif throughout the work. I took up this motif in viol[IN]konzert, but vary its speed in order to create a wealth of variations. Furthermore, the fragments of the D major triads and the frequently used open D string as a reminiscence of Beethoven represent important sound events in my work. The timpani rhythm becomes more important and prominent from the cadenza onwards and the end of the cadenza uses many slow moments like them Maxim Vengerov succeeds when the cadenza plays in Beethoven's concerto. The title, viol[IN]konzert alludes to my attempt to move IN the direction of these two great musicians.

 
 

Fragment 1 : from Violin Concerto of L. v. Beethoven (quarter note's rhythm)

 

Fragment 2 : from Cadenza of Maxim Vengerov playing Violin Concerto

 
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