Op. 24 - Musical Sketch
FROM THE BOOK: “ESSAYS ON THE MUSIC OF IOSIF ANDRIASOV”
WRITTEN BY MARTA ANDRIASOVA (MARINA KUDRYASHOVA)

IOSIF ANDRIASOV Musical Sketch for Oboe and Chamber Orchestra, Op. 24

Originally, Iosif Andriasov composed the Musical Sketch for Oboe and Chamber Orchestra in 1970. In the Musical Sketch for Oboe and Chamber Orchestra, Opus 24, the score calls for solo Oboe, Flute, Trumpet, Vibraphone, Harp, and Strings.

ABOUT THE COMPOSITION

The Musical Sketch for Oboe and Chamber Orchestra (Andante, A minor, 6/8 time, 42 measures) is in the three-part form: A – B – A1, with an introduction and conclusion. The mellow, elegiac, meditative music of the outer sections (A minor, 6/8 time) is in contrast with the bright, more active (with the declamatory intonations) music of the middle section (F Major, 4/4 time).

STYLISTIC TECHNIQUE

In the 2nd half of the 1960s, Iosif Andriasov intensively studied various musical-stylistic techniques, contemporary to his time. In the Musical Sketch, he unites the original tonal element with the achievements of professional music of the XX century: serialism, aleatory, pointillism; emancipation of dissonance, the symmetric construction of chords, unification of the horizontal and vertical (thematic harmony), micro-thematic type of organization that is side by side with the extended themes. A combination of the diatonic and the chromatic worlds becomes the author’s intention. Those two planes peacefully coexist, enriching one another.

FUN FACT

In 1975, Iosif Andriasov borrowed, from himself, the music from this piece and used it in the first movement of his Concerto for French Horn and Symphony Orchestra, Op. 28.

YOUTUBE LINKS

Chris Gaudi (Oboe) & Arshak Andriasov (Piano)

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