Iosif Andriasov - Concertino for Trumpet and Symphony Orchestra, Op. 14
Iosif Andriasov - Concertino for Trumpet and Piano, Op. 14
FROM THE BOOK: “ESSAYS ON THE MUSIC OF IOSIF ANDRIASOV” WRITTEN BY MARTA ANDRIASOVA (MARINA KUDRYASHOVA)
Iosif Andriasov composed the Concerto for Trumpet and Symphony Orchestra in 1960, while in his second year (fourth semester) at the Moscow Conservatory, Moscow, USSR. He wrote the Concerto amazingly fast, in one week, and then worked on refining this composition.
In the 1970s, Timofey Dokshitzer (trumpet), one of the most outstanding trumpet virtuosi of the XXth century, recorded the Concerto for the “Melodya” label, with the Symphony Orchestra of the USSR All-State Radio under Maestro Gennady Cherkasov. In the annotation to this recording, Alexander Medvedev, musicologist, emphasized “the magnificent polyphonic effects, extraordinary orchestral colors.” This recording was broadcast in the USSR, Europe, and the United States (Radio station WQXR, New York City).
The Concerto is dedicated to Yuri Usov. Dr. Yuri Usov (1930-1999) was a Professor of Trumpet at the Moscow State Conservatory. Iosif Andriasov and Yuri Usov were close friends. Yuri Usov said: “Iosif Andriasov is a genuine talent and a genuine human being.”