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Balissat Jean Rueckblick Vn19

Jean Balissat


for violin and orchestra

Level: intermediate / advanced
Duration: 13'
Swiss Composers Series


Rueckblick  Rueckblick

VN19a - Piano reduction (solo part included)
VN19b - Orchestra score
VN19c - Orchestra parts
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Subtly orchestrated environment of shadows and violent sounds

Rückblick [Looking back] is a reconstructed version by the composer of a work which originally was subtitled "Elegia notturna". During the thirteen minute work, the solo violin, this instrument that symbolizes our highest cultural values, attempts to prevail with its lyrical tradition against a harrowing dramatic fight as reflected by a subtly orchestrated environment of shadows and violent sounds, all of which ends up with a desperate questioning and repeated ritornello, escaping into the endless silence…

2.2(eh).2.2-, celesta, glockenspiel, harp, strings
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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, orchestration and conducting in Geneva. In order to gain a better understanding of the orchestra, he also studied horn and percussion. As orchestral director... Read more