für Trompete und Klavier (Klavierauszug)
In this Concerto, Zdenek Lukas places deft mastery of orchestration at the
service of a vivacious creative impulse. Double woodwinds plus piccolo
(3-2-2-2), judiciously reduced brasses (4-0-0-0), and 5 tamburi (tom-toms),
to which cymbals, tam-tam, claves, and triangle are sparingly added, augment
a full string section that provides the backbone of the accompaniment.
Together they weave an aural tapestry of uncommon suppleness in both dynamics
and orchestra-soloist balance, allowing the graciously virtuosic and often
somewhat surprising dialogue of the solo trumpet to emerge effortlessly in
relief. It's a multifaceted and satisfying piece that delivers a compelling
I never compose music for my own sake. My scores derive their fundamental
inspiration from the musicians to whom they are dedicated ; and it's their
artistry, above all else, that I seek to display.
I. Andante (5')
II. Allegro (5')
III. Lento, Allegro con moto (5')