Concerto for String Quartet and Chamber Orchestra

Mehdi Hosseini (*1979)
Concerto for String Quartet and Chamber Orchestra (2008)
Dedicated to Nigel Osborne
Based on folk music material of “Torbat-e Jam”
1.1.1(+bc).2(+cbn) / 2.0.0.0 / 8.6.6.4.2

Duration
18′

Published by Donemus, Documentatiecentrum Nederlandse Muziek
Recorded and published CD by Arqanoon Records, Tehran

Premiere
23/05/2010
Russia, Saint Petersburg State Philharmonic (Glinka Hall)
Performed by the Saint Petersburg State Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra
Brad Everett Cawyer, conductor

 

  1. Concerto for String Quartet and Chamber Orchestra Mehdi Hosseini 16:34

Mohsen Saghafi comments: “The dialogue among the four solo string instruments attempting to be heard through the tumult of orchestral sounds is a musical metaphor for the cultural status of the tribes of Iran. In this piece, Hosseini reproduces the absurdity and multi-cultural aspect of societal and popular culture and conversations with the use of the orchestra. He represents the tumult of a society in which ethnic cultural elements are evident but cannot be easily heard.”