Category: Symphonic / Orchestral
Furiant' is a fast dance originating from Bohemia with many bar changes and a staccato rhythm. The character is rather rural and coarse. Musically, 'Furiant' usually outlines peasant figures. A related or sometimes identical art form is the Czech 'sedlak', - the peasant.
Publisher of notes/sheet music: , 2021
Instrumentation: Fl., clar (B), bs., trp. (B), tenor tro., piano, drum kit, string quintet (soloist version or 10-8-6-4-3)
Introduction: 'Furiant' was composed in 1999 for a series of concerts of the Bavarian Radio 'Salonisti Bavarese'. The composer draws on the Bohemian fast dance with time changes and staccato rhythms, sketching the peasant-like figures in a countryish and course way.
World premiere: 03.07.2002, Prinzregententheater Munich
Performers at world premiere: 'Salonisti Bavarese' (Members of the Bavarian Radio orchestra), direction.: Florian Sonnleitner
Records: Bavarian Radio live recording, 2002
Performers on recording: 'Salonisti Bavarese' (Members of the Bavarian Radio orchestra), direction.: Florian Sonnleitner