Violin Concerto No.1: Generation 第一小提琴協奏曲《代》(2019)

violin concerto generation

for violin and symphonic band (or piano)

  • Violin Concerto No.1: Generation, premiered by Hong Kong Festival Wind Orchestra and Patrick Yim on 26 May, 2019 at Jockey Club Auditorium, Hong Kong Polytechnic University.

Programme Notes

Violin Concerto No.1: Generation is written for violin and symphonic band. The three movements work, bounded by a short “Prologue” and an “Epilogue”, depicts people of the Generation Z, Y and X in Hong Kong respectively. The first movement “Generation Z” is gloomy in nature, it depicts the difficult situations young people have at the moment. It is followed by a very busy second movement “Generation Y”, who are now at their thirties, working day and night for survival. The third movement “Generation X” has a mixture of moods, it begins and ends with quotations from the famous Cantonese opera Dainuifa, reminding the composer’s childhood memory of his parent’s  musical interest. All the movements are played without pause. Sometimes, an optional cadenza is played before the “Epilogue”. Violin Concerto No.1: Generation is co-commissioned by Hong Kong Festival Wind Orchestra and violinist Dr. Patrick Yim.

為小提琴及管樂團而寫,第一小提琴協奏曲《代》描繪Z到X世代在香港的生活。樂曲由序言開始,引入三個主要樂章,並以一段簡短的結語結束。第一樂章〈Z世代〉描繪年輕人現在所面對的困境,第二樂章〈Y世代〉描寫日以繼夜為生計勞碌的上班族,第三樂章〈X世代〉的感情最為複雜,當中亦引用了粵劇《帝女花》的名句,以懷念作曲家年輕時候經常聽到長輩播放的音樂。有時候,在結語之前會演奏華彩樂段。第一小提琴協奏曲《代》由香港節日管樂團及小提琴家嚴天成博士聯合委約。

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