Intrada

by Aarre Merikanto

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Aarre Merikanto

Intrada

Music Finland

Description

During his more traditional period beginning in the 1930s Aarre Merikanto composed a number of small-scale pieces for orchestra. One of the most popular is the Intrada, a shortish piece rather simple in expression in which a brief but delicate violin solo twice makes its voice heard above the austere and solemn ambience coloured by the French horns.

© Kimmo Korhonen, March 2000

(translated by © Susan Sinisalo)

1930-luvulla alkaneella perinteisemmällä tyylikaudellaan Aarre Merikanto sävelsi useita pienimuotoisia orkesteriteoksia. Niistä suosituimpiin kuuluu Intrada. Se on lyhyehkö, ilmaisultaan melko yksinkertainen kappale, jossa vaskisointien värittämästä karusta juhlavuudesta nousee kahdesti esiin lyhyt mutta herkkä viulusoolo.

© Kimmo Korhonen, 3/2000


Instrumentation

2222 3020 00 0, str [pic.]


Category

Works for Orchestra or Large Ensemble


Premiere

Helsinki (Finland) 1937


Commisioned by / dedications

Dedicated to the Helsinki Radio Orchestra


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