Contrasts

For piano and strings
Year
2007
Duration
20'
Category
Orchestra
Score Format
11 x 14 portrait
Number of Pages
56
  • 10.   Contrasts: Part I, meas. 208-217
    Moravian Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra; Lucie Kaucká, piano solo; Petr Šumník, conductor
  • 11.   Contrasts: Part II, meas. 44-52
    Moravian Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra; Lucie Kaucká, piano solo; Petr Šumník, conductor

Reviews

  • Fanfare Magazine

    [Hobson] has a fine ear for instrumental color and dynamic contrast. . . I find some of the ideas Hobson uses to plan his music's shape fascinating and the results dramatically effective. Contrasts juxtaposes piano and strings, which alternately share and provoke responses in a convincing timbral and thematic dialog.

    – Robert Schulslaper

Images

Bruce Hobson studying the recording takes in the score of Contrasts during a break.

Bruce Hobson studying the recording takes in the score of Contrasts during a break.

Petr Šumník conducts a rehearsal of Contrasts with The Moravian Philharmonic chamber strings and pianist Lucie Kaucká.

Petr Šumník conducts a rehearsal of Contrasts with The Moravian Philharmonic chamber strings and pianist Lucie Kaucká.

Contrasts rehearsal, chamber orchestra cellos and basses

Contrasts rehearsal, chamber orchestra cellos and basses

Contrasts, violins I and II

Contrasts, violins I and II

Patchbay in the Reduta Hall and Czech Broadcasting studio, Olomouc, Czech Republic

Patchbay in the Reduta Hall and Czech Broadcasting studio, Olomouc, Czech Republic

Zdeněk Slovatínek, Sound Engineer at the console

Zdeněk Slovatínek, Sound Engineer at the console

Sound Engineer, Zdeněk Slovatínek during a break in the recording of Contrasts

Sound Engineer, Zdeněk Slovatínek during a break in the recording of Contrasts

Richard Mlynář, Recording Director for Contrasts and String Quartet

Richard Mlynář, Recording Director for Contrasts and String Quartet