Marco Stroppa (1959)

Upon a Blade of Grass (1995 -1996)

concerto pour piano et grand orchestre

  • General information
    • Composition date : 1995 - 1996
      Revision dates : 2006
    • Duration : 35 mn
    • Editor : Ricordi, Milan, nº 137466
    • Commission: Betty Freeman pour Next Generation de Salzburger Festspiele, 1996
Detailed formation
  • soliste : piano
  • 4 flutes (also 2 piccolos, 1 alto flute, 1 bass flute), 4 oboes (also 1 English horn), 2 A clarinets, 2 clarinets (also 1 Eb clarinet, 1 bass clarinet), 4 bassoons (also 1 contrabassoon), 6 horns, 3 trumpets, 4 trombones (also 1 bass trombone), tuba, 4 percussionists, 2 harp, 16 violins, 16 second violins, 8 violas, 8 cellos, 8 double basses

Creation information

  • Date : 17 August 1996
    Location :

    États-Unis, Cleveland


    Performers :

    Pierre-Laurent Aimard : piano et l'Orchestre symphonique de Cleveland, direction : Christof von Dohnányi.

Table of contents

  1. Sizzling
  2. Volatile: hazy presto
  3. Ken Saro-Wiwa in memoriam: peacefully stormy