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Concerto for Orchestra (Bartok)

Concerto for Orchestra is the title of a work for orchestra by the Hungarian composer Bela Bartok. It is one of the most famous orchestral pieces of the mid-20th century. Several composers have written works to which they gave the title" Concerto for Orchestra”. It is an unusual title because a concerto is normally a work for one solo instrument and an orchestra. The soloist is given a lot of opportunity to show off his or her talent. In a" Concerto for Orchestra” there is no soloist, but the composer thinks it is different from a symphony because a lot of the instruments in the orchestra ...

                                               

Till Eulenspiegels Merry Pranks

Till Eulenspiegels Merry Pranks is a very well-known piece of music for orchestra by Richard Strauss. It is a tone poem. In this work, Richard Strauss describes the adventures of Till Eulenspiegel who was the character in a series of stories written in Germany many years ago. Till Eulenspiegel was a kind of folk hero. He was a naughty boy who got up to all kinds of tricks. The music is very humorous and describes his adventures. The music is played by a large orchestra. There is a small clarinet normally an E flat clarinet, although in Strausss day he used a D clarinet that describes the c ...