MUSICA CONCERTANTE was composed in 2009 for and by request of the Romanian ensemble Trio Contraste.


The work was actually meant as a concerto for trio and orchestra.


 The evolvement of the musical material during the compositional process as well as the rich sound produced by the trio (flute, piano and percussion) turned the output more into an orchestral work with trio obligato or, better said, into a kind of concerto grosso.


Thus the virtuoso solo parts are organically integrated into and also strongly reflected in the rich texture of the rhythmic and motivic counterpoint of the orchestral part.


The abundant parts of the woodwinds in combination with the bursting expression of the brass as well as the intensity of the strings create a rich and colourful sound  stream during the entire unfolding of the work.