2nd violin concerto (Penderecki) - 2. Violinkonzert (Penderecki)

The 2nd violin concerto "Metamorphoses" is a violin concerto by the Polish composer Krzysztof Penderecki .


Penderecki was inspired to create his second violin concerto by the violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter , with whom he collaborated in the 1988 Lucerne performance of Prokofiev's 1st violin concerto. With a break from 1992 to spring 1995 he worked on the new, approx. 38-minute piece. It was to be much brighter in shape and expression than his 1st Violin Concerto, which he wrote for Isaac Stern two decades earlier .

On 24 June 1995, it was the opening concert of the MDR Music Summer in Leipzig Gewandhaus by Anne-Sophie Mutter (soloist dedicated) and the MDR Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Mariss Jansons premiered . It was commissioned by the Mitteldeutscher Rundfunk . [1]

To the music

  1. Cheerful but not too much - Allegro lively
  2. Allegretto - Allegro vivo
  3. Much less moved - Andante
  4. Lively
  5. Joking - Very lively
  6. Andante con moto - First time


See also


Individual evidence

  1. Jörg Clemen, Steffen Lieberwirth: Mitteldeutscher Rundfunk. The history of the symphony orchestra . Verlag Klaus-Jürgen Kamprad, Altenburg 1999, ISBN 3-930550-09-1 , p. 188.