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

Hommage à Domenico Scarlatti


Original / Hungarian title
Hommage à Domenico Scarlatti
Foreign language / English title
Hommage à Domenico Scarlatti
For horn soloist and string chamber orchestra
to Rainer Schochow
Year of composition

Number of players
cor. solo - strings: 5 vl. 1, 4 vl. 2, 3 vla., 3 vlc., cb.
9 min

Movements, parts
One movement

Premiere information
30 November, 2013, MÜPA, Budapest; Szabolcs Zempléni (cor.), Budapest Strings, Gergely Vajda (cond.)
Publisher / Source
Schott Music GmbH © 2013, 56096
Available here!
Live video recording of the premiere, 2013 - Szabolcs Zempléni (cor.), Budapest Strings, Gergely Vajda (cond.) (Available on
1 min. sample
1 Hommage à Domenico Scarlatti
Remarks, other info
"I was led to the music of Domenico Scarlatti by Gabriel Garcia Márquez. In his novel Love and Other Demons, he notes that Scarlatti teaches music to the young heroine Sierva’s mother. I was so taken by the idea of this story that I went and played through all five hundred and fiftyfive of his sonatas; I was unable to tear myself away from this sensitive and dramatic music. I integrated a number of passages into one of the arias in my opera. Hommage à Domenico Scarlatti is an arrangement of this aria in which the tenor line is taken by a solo horn." Peter Eötvös