Piccolo Concertos

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Piccolo Concertos
Francesco Viola, (piccolo) / Nationaltheater-Orchester Mannheim, Salvatore Percacciolo

[ Naxos / CD ]

Release Date: Friday 1 December 2023

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The idea of a piccolo concerto might have seemed far-fetched at the beginning of the 20th century, but numerous composers have now expanded its role as the highest instrument of the orchestra into a true solo voice. With this recording Francesco Viola has brought together four unknown works by Eastern European composers - the Romanian Andreas Baksa; Slovenian composer Uroš Krek; German-Croatian composer Boris Papandopulo; and Hungarian composer Frigyes Hidas whose Oboe Concerto is recorded here in Francesco Viola's transcription for piccolo. All of these concertos are filled with atmosphere, passion and high spirits.


Andreas Baksa (1950-2015)
Grande concerto piccolo, Op. 54 (2012)

Uroš Krek (1922-2008)
Concertino for Piccolo and Orchestra (1967)

Boris Papandopulo (1906-1991)
Concertino for Piccolo and Strings (1977)

Frigyes Hidas (1928-2007)
Oboe Concerto (1951) (arr. F. Viola for piccolo and orchestra, 2019)