Iosif Andriasov - Musical Sketch for Viola and Piano, Op. 24D
FROM THE BOOK: “ESSAYS ON THE MUSIC OF IOSIF ANDRIASOV” WRITTEN BY MARTA ANDRIASOVA (MARINA KUDRYASHOVA)
Iosif Andriasov composed the Musical Sketch for Oboe and Chamber Orchestra in 1970. The composition was first performed by the musicians of the USSR All-State Radio and Television Orchestra, under Maestro Gennady Cherkasov. In 1975, Iosif Andriasov borrowed the music from this piece and used it in the first movement of his Concerto for French Horn and Symphony Orchestra, Opus 28. There are many versions created by Iosif Andriasov and the transcription for piano was done by Arshak Andriasov.
In the 2nd half of the 1960s, Iosif Andriasov intensively studied various musical-stylistic techniques, contemporary to his time. In the Musical Sketch, he unites the original tonal element with the achievements of professional music of the XX century: serialism, aleatory, pointillism; emancipation of dissonance, the symmetric construction of chords, unification of the horizontal and vertical (thematic harmony), micro-thematic type of organization that is side by side with the extended themes. A combination of the diatonic and the chromatic worlds becomes the author’s intention. Those two planes peacefully coexist, enriching one another.
Victor Romasevich, Viola
Arshak Andriasov, Piano