Conquered City: Concerto No 2 for Piano, Violin and String Orchestra: detailed background notes to the compositions

Introduction

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Release date: 01 May 2010

Format: CDR in a Super Jewel Case. Cover, disc artwork and typography by Landschaft.

The work explained

My second concerto work containing one epic piece of high drama. Concerto No 2 for Piano Violin and String Orchestra. I read this week that Beethoven strugged desperately with his opera Fidelio, here is my own private pain. This one nearly defeated me. It's quite radical, and I suffered agonies of indecision about the relative volume of the insrumentation. In the end, the only choice that would support the drama was to have the orchestra play on a stage 100 yards deep, with the piano foreground.