Piccola musica di concertofor string orchestra

My piece entitled Piccola musica di concerto aims to revive the practice of playing music at home as it was customary in Haydn’s time.

It is a relatively easy work of lucid structure and simple shaping which, though it tries to avoid special difficulties, gives the performer a demanding task by the irregular rhythms of the last movement.

The four-movement work was written in 1961 and has often been performed in most of the concert halls of the world

The first movement is a cheerful Allegro in sonata form. It is followed by a short slow Andante and a graceful Scherzo with a pizzicato trio. The final movement is a fast rondo written in the so-called “Bulgarian rhythm”. — Ferenc Farkas

Piccola musica di concerto has been adapted for guitar quartet by Philippe Rayer in 1987.