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Balissat Jean Sinfonietta Orch56

Jean Balissat

for string orchestra

  • Duration: 21'
  • Genre: contemporary
  • Series: Swiss Composers Series
  • Composed: 1960

Reference: ORCH56b
Orchestra score


  • Published: 2008
  • Publisher: Editions Bim
  • Movements:
    • I. Largamente - Allegro moderato ma deciso (6'19)
    • II. Scherzo (2'40)
    • III. Adagio espressivo (7'35)
    • IV. Vivo (3'14)

Audio samples

I. Largamente Allegro Moderato Ma Deciso
II. Scherzo
III. Adagio Espressivo
IV. Vivo


Jean Balissat

Jean Balissat (1936-2007)

Jean Balissat was born in 1936 in Lausanne (Switzerland), and was drawn straight away to composing and conducting. He studied harmony and counterpoint in Lausanne, before taking composition, orches... Read more

About Sinfonietta

About the Sinfonietta

This work is rather symptomatic of my composing manner: a string orchestra which I use in a most traditional way. No mute effect, no glissandi... The ideas, as well as the procedure of the work are classic. The first movement is an Allegro in Sonata form, the second a Scherzo with one unique theme. The third movement is much more developed: it is an Adagio whose exposition was at the origin planned for a Ballade for viola and orchestra. It remains only the viola theme at the beginning. The last movement is a Rondo. Jean Balissat