Want to Play Bruch's Double Concerto for
Viola and Orchestra?
Do you know Max Bruch's
double concerto for clarinet, viola and orchestra
(also called Doppelkonzert)? It is a great addition
to the repertoire of viola
players and even violin
players, since the violin can play the clarinet part.
a romantic concerto, so if you like romantic music and Bruch's
you'll love this one too. Why is this concerto rarely heard about?
You'll read about this
If you've been lucky enough to have heard
Concerto (there are some very good recordings around), and maybe
it, I'm sure you had very hard times trying to find and buy the score
and the orchestral parts.
Bruch Double Concerto not for sale?
and orchestral parts for Bruch Double Concerto cannot be found in music
shops, although they do exist and they are even in the public domain which
means anyone theoretically can take them and play the concerto.
it's impossible to buy
them simply because they are not for sale! So
far they have been available only
for rental and... at what prices! I myself
played it with a semi-professional/semi-amateur orchestra and they had to
pay more than £261(British
pounds, so any other currency would be more) FOR ONE
PERFORMANCE of it. A professional orchestra would have to
pay even more.
(This is the same problem with a lot
of other modern music, by the way).
This makes it
difficult for a lot of smaller professional orchestras with a small
budget, for amateur orchestras, even school orchestras to perform this
rentals, own it forever for a fraction of that price!
can play Bruch Double Concerto for Clarinet, Viola and Orchestra any
time you like and enjoy this charming composition.
Bruch's Double Concerto for Viola, Clarinet and Orchestra is going to
be available for you to
it's not an extremely demanding
composition and you, viola, clarinet (as well as violin)
player, professional player, student or amateur, will
to perform it as many times as you like without spending a
lot of money.
new edition is being prepared,
transcribed directly from Bruch's own manuscript of the Double
Concerto, and it's necessary to know how many are actually interested
in buying it.
So, if you'd like to play Bruch's
Double Concerto for Clarinet (or violin), Viola and Orchestra, send your name and email address
and we'll let you know as soon as it becomes available. Just fill the
form below and don't worry: your details will never be sold, rented or
lent to anyone, they'll be used exclusively to inform about this
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