Composition database

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Title of the work

Reading Malevich


Original / Hungarian title
Reading Malevich
Foreign language / English title
Reading Malevich
For orchestra
Year of composition

Symphony orchestra
3 fl. (I, II anche picc., III anche picc. and fl.a.), 3 ob. (III anche and heckelphon), 3 cl. (III anche cl.b.), sax.t., - 3 fg. (III anche cfg.) - 4 cor., 3 tr., 3 trb., tuba (con sord.)- perc. (4 esec. - I: pedal campli., crot., 4 gong, tam-tam, tamb., 3 bongo, metal chimes, guiro; II: vibr., ptto. china, 3 gong, tmb.picc., steel drum; III: marimba, 2 gong, ptto. china, tom-tom, steel drum, 2 maracas; IV: xil., trg., tam-tam, gr.c., steel drum, guiro) - 2 arpa (amplified), cel. (amplified), cimb. (amplified), acc. (amplified), Hammond org. (digital with Leslie-Cabinet), chit.el. (anche E-bow, amplified), chit.b. (anche E-bow, amplified) - strings: 14 vl. 1, 14 vl. 2, 10 vla., 8 vlc., 6 cb.
16 min

Movements, parts
1. First Part - Horizontal
2. Second Part - Vertical

Commissioned by
Stiftung Lucerne Festival / F. Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd.
Premiere information
1 September 2018, Concert Hall, KKL, Lucerne Festival, Lucerne, Switzerland; Lucerne Festival Academy Orchestra, Matthias Pintscher (cond.)
Publisher / Source
Schott Music Mainz 2017, 58451
Available here!
Live recording of the premiere, 2018 - Lucerne Festival Academy Orchestra, Matthias Pintscher (cond.) (Available on
Remarks, other info
Composed: 2017 - 2018
After the painting "Suprematismus No. 56" by Kazimir Malevich