Composition database

This is the Composition Database of BMC, which includes information about works by composers that are either Hungarian or Hungarian by origin or live in Hungary.

Title of the work



Original / Hungarian title
Foreign language / English title
Violin Concerto No. 2
Year of composition

Number of players
vl. solo - 3 fl. (II anche picc., III anche fl.a), 2 ob. (II anche, 3 cl. in A (II anche cl. in Es, III anche cl.b.), 2 fg. (II anche cfg.) - 2 cor., 2 tr., trb.a. - perc. (3 esec. - I: campli., trg., bongo, 2 metal tubes,, maracas, 3 wood bl., chinese dom-cymbal; II: xil., trg., crot., camp., gong, caxixi, guiro, chinese dom-cymbal; III: 2 ptti., trg., bongo,, maracas, tmb.b., chinese dom-cymbal, tam-tam, cmpc.) - arpa, cel. - strings: 12 vl. 1, 10 vl. 2, 8 vla., 8 vlc., 6 cb. (III-IV: 5 strings)
24 min

Movements, parts
1. First Part
2. Second Part
3. Third Part

Commissioned by
Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra, Gewandhaus zu Leipzig and BBC Proms London
Premiere information
18 January 2013, Walt Disney Concert Hall, Los Angeles; Midori Goto (vl.), Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra, Pablo Heras-Casado (cond.)

4 April 2013, Gewandhaus, Leipzig, Germany; Midori Goto (vl.), Gewandhausorchester, Kent Nagano (cond.)

29 August 2013, BBC Proms 2013, Royal Albert Hall, London; Midori Goto (vl.), Philharmonia Orchestra London, Esa-Pekka Salonen (cond.)
Publisher / Source
Schott Music Mainz, performance material on hire

Schott Music Mainz © 2015, ED 21594 (Piano reduction)
Available here!
Alpha Classics CD Alpha 208, 2016 - Midori Goto (vl.), Orchestra Philharmonique de Radio France, Péter Eötvös (cond.)
Video recording, 2016 - Patricia Kopatchinskaja (vl.), SWR Symphonieorchester, Péter Eötvös (cond.) (Available at
1 min. sample
1 1. First Part
2 2. Second Part
3 3. Third Part
Remarks, other info
Composed: 2011-2012

Revised: 2013

Piano reduction by the composer and Paul L. Schäffer