Liebermann Concerto Op 39 for Flute


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Liebermann Concerto Op 39 for Flute

Liebermann Concerto Op 39 for Flute

Publisher-Theodore Presser
Dedicated to: Sir James Galway
Flute and Piano Reduction
Originally scored for Solo flute and Orchestra including Piccolo, flute, oboe, English horn, clarinet, bass clarinet, bassoon, contrabassoon, two horns, two trumpets, timpani, percussion, harp, piano and strings.


Commissioned by flautist Sir James Galway, this virtuosic concerto consists of three movements.

The first movement, Moderato, follows an arc-like form, with all components being variations of its principal theme’s harmonic progression. Its central section features explicit chaconne variations on a chorale version of the progression.

The second movement, Adagio molto, showcases a lyrical melody extended over a pulsating syncopated ostinato throughout the entire movement.

The final movement, Presto, is a virtuoso showcase for the flautist, adopting a rondo-like structure and concluding with a Prestissimo coda.

Lowell Liebermann

Lowell Liebermann (1961-) is a highly acclaimed American composer, known for over one hundred thirty works across various genres. His Sonata for Flute and Piano and Gargoyles for Piano have become standard repertoire, recorded over twenty times on CD.

He has received commissions from prestigious ensembles like the Philadelphia Orchestra, Emerson Quartet, and flautist Sir James Galway. The full-length ballet “Frankenstein” was jointly commissioned by London’s Royal Ballet and the San Francisco Ballet, and released on Blu-Ray and DVD.

Liebermann has composed two full-length operas: “The Picture of Dorian Gray,” the first American opera commissioned and premiered by l’Opéra de Monte-Carlo, and “Miss Lonelyhearts,” commissioned by the Juilliard School to celebrate its 100th anniversary.

He served as Composer-in-Residence for the Dallas Symphony Orchestra and the Pacific Music Festival in Sapporo, Japan, among others. In 2012, he joined Mannes School of Music at the New School, founding the Mannes American Composers Ensemble and becoming the head of Mannes’s Composition Department in the following year.

Liebermann’s exceptional achievements earned him awards, including the Charles Ives Fellowship from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, recognition from ASCAP and BMI, and a Grammy nomination. He won the inaugural Van Cliburn Invitational Composers Competition and received the Virgil Thomson Award for vocal composition in 2014.

Liebermann has written a number of incredible works for flute including concerti, sonatas, a soliloquy for solo flute, Air for flute and organ, an ‘Album for the young’ and a piccolo concerto.

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