Commissioned by the Hungarian Radio
Dedicated to János Viski
Date of composition: 1959 (first version)

Parts: I. Allegretto - II. Adagio cantabile - III. Allegro furioso
Orchestration: 3 Fl (Picc). -2 Oboe (E.H.) – Cl. E flat – 2 Cl. in B flat – Cl.B – 2 Bsn
(D.Bsn) 4-4-4-1 – Timp. – Harp . Strings: 0-0-0-0
Duration: cca. 10 Mins.

World premiere: 1960 at the Studio of the Hnugarian Radio
Performed by:
László Almásy †
The Budapest Wind Symphony Orchestra
Conducted by: György Lehel †

Recording by Hungaroton SLPX 1166
Gloria Lanni (Piano, Italy)
The Budapest Wind Symph. Orch.
Conducted by János Sándor †

More as 150 performances in Europe. USA, Russia

Prizes:
1960 Hungarian State Composer’s Competition,
1962 „Erkel” Prix for composers

Publisher: Editio Musica Budapest Z. 12537 (parts) – Z. 4348 (2 pianos)
Stormworks ® Europe BC314
"The young Lendvay composed this Concertino in 1959, for commission of the Hungarian Radio. Beyond the regular woodwind and brass instruments of the symphonic orchestra, the composer applies harp en several percussions, therefore this orchestration opportunities for special sounds and colours.

The first ”Allegretto” movement has a gay, dancing character, and offers fine opportunities for the soloist. The gaiety, however, is overshadowed by the wind’s surging, dissonant effects. A widely rising, lyrical melody unfolds in the first part of the slow, “Adagio cantabile” movement. The music grows more and more intense, then returns to the tranquillity of its beginnings, leading to the movement’s poetic end. The overwhelming joyful finale, “Allegro furioso” relieves the heavy atmosphere of the previous movement. Throbbing rhythm and dancing motifs reach climax after climax, culminating in an exalted crescendo.

Ever since its conception, this Concertino has enjoyed a worldwide success. It was performed many times in concert halls and international festival and was recorded both on LP’s and CDs." (Stormworks® Europe)