Zingaro: Concerto for Viola and Orchestra

Composed by Garry Schyman
Length: 18:00
Instrumentation: Solo Viola, 0030-0000-timp+3, hp, str
Category: Concerti, Masterworks
Instrument / Voice: Viola

Composer Garry Schyman describes his inspiration for the concerto:
“Zingaro is the Italian word for gypsy.   While on a journey through Spain, I dreamt that I wandered into a large square or plaza in Madrid.  In the dream, I saw a gypsy playing and improving a concerto, eyes closed, as if in a frenzy.  An orchestra magically accompanied his wild improvisations.  I awoke thinking of these images and even some of the themes and melodies I had heard in the dream.  Upon returning home I immediately began composing this work.”

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