, view bag
Zbinden  Jf  Poeme  Va2

Julien-François Zbinden

Poème op. 84

for viola and string orchestra

VA2a Piano reduction (solo part included) - CHF27.00 (Print)

  • Level: intermediate / advanced
  • Duration: 14’
  • Genre: contemporary
  • Series: Swiss Composers Series
  • Composed: 1994
Julien-François Zbinden

Julien-François Zbinden (1917-2021)

Julien-François Zbinden was born on November 11th, 1917 in Rolle (Vaud/Switzerland). After having studied piano, with secondary studies in voice and violin, he began in 1938 his musical career as a... Read more

About Poème

The one-movement work begins with an ostinato which builds with a large crescendo. The instrumental soloist responds violently with a cadenza which grows calmer to set up the appearance of a dissonant motif of ascending quarter notes which occurs throughout the rest of the composition. An andante makes up the middle section of the work in the form of a romanza. This episode is followed by a light and virtuoso Allegro marcato which introduces a second cadenza by the soloist. The following passage, calm and expressive, makes contrapuntal use of the theme of the romanza. After a quote from the Allegro ends dramatically, the work concludes calmly, but not without sadness. It dies away with harmonics in the viola. The final note, played without accompaniment, fades into nothingness.

Choose your language






Get our Newsletter
© 2024 Editions Bim & The Brass Press. All rights reserved.

Follow us