Falla - Harpsichord Concerto

Edition Zeza
SKU EZ-2335 & SP
Weight 2.20 LBS
Difficulty Intermediate-Advanced
Instrumentation Fl, Ob, Cl in A, Vln, Cello, Harpsichord (or Piano)
Duration 14 minutes
Product Type 2xScores and Set of Parts
ISMN 979-0-53007-976-8
Score Type Required

This spiky neo-Classical Concerto for Harpsichord defies everyone's expectations. Most listeners anticipate the Impressionism of Falla's Nights in the Gardens of Spain or the Romantic Spanish color of The Three-Cornered Hat.

Harpsichordist Wanda Landowska, who commissioned the piece, expected a full-blown concerto with the harpsichord having the dominant role. What Falla gave her was, in effect, a sextet in which the harpsichord was only one of six equal partners.

The work is in three movements:
I: Allegro
II: Lento (giubiloso Ed Energetico)
III: Vivace (flessibile, Scherzando)

Fl, Ob, Cl in A, Vln, Cello, Harpsichord (or Piano)
14 minutes
Product Type:
2xScores and Set of Parts