CONCERTINO for Marimba & Strings
The Swedish composer Lars-Erik Larsson wrote in the late 40’s 12 Concertini – twelve smaller solo concerts for various instruments accompanied by string orchestra, all composed to be performed by amateur orchestras while the solo parts made higher demands on the instrumentalists’ skill.
With inspiration from Lars-Erik Larsson, Daniel Berg has written a piece in two movements for a virtuoso solo ma- rimba in combination with a soft string timbre – in classical style, but with clear elements of jazz harmonics. Daniel has, along with experienced string teachers, written parts that can be played by amateur orchestras along with a skilled marimba soloist.
In his Concertino for Marimba and Strings, Daniel wants to highlight the marimba as a melodic percussion instrument, and at the same time inspire young musicians to discover classical percussion.