|Year of Composition: ||2002|
|Instrumentation: ||asax solo-fl-ob-bcl-bn-perc-str|
Premiere: 10 October 2002, at the Lithuanian National Philharmonic Hall, Vilnius
Comtemporary Music Festival Gaida
Danielius Praspaliauskis (saxophone), Lithuanian Youth Symphony Orchestra,
conductor Robertas Šervenikas
For me, timbral characteristics and technical possibilities of instruments often become a key to a new composition, to its character and musical language. The saxophone, an instrument especially rich in sound expression, inspired the contrasting moods of the Concerto, and, being a jazz instrument, naturally added some elements of jazz to the idiom of this work, such as swinging rhythms, progressions of the seventh chords, and virtuoso cadenzas.