Aho's violin concerto, composed in 1981, has its roots in literary and philosophical ideas. The work is analogous to a journey from one atmospheric state to another, from harsh constructivist beginnings, through the improvisatory character of its second movement to a dance-like conclusion. The short orchestral work Silence (Hiljaisuus ,1982), although a separate work, is intended to act as an introduction to the concerto.
This product is a study score. The orchestral material is available for hire from the publisher.
Duration: Silence 5', Violin Concerto 28'
Silence: 2(I=afl,II=afl).2(I=ca,II=ca).3(III=bcl).2-18.104.22.168-hp-str + players behind the stage: 2 tr, trb, organ
Violin Concerto: 3333-3.barhn.330-11-hp-str