Chamber Concerto

(1979)

Commissioned by the Ministry of Culture during my period as student at the Conservatory of Utrecht. First performance 6 September 1980 in the Ysbreker in Amsterdam during the International Gaudeamus Music Week by the ASKO-ensemble, conducted by Jurrien Sligter. I learned a lot from György Ligeti’s composition with the same title and instrumental set up.
In future performances the written-out final passage by the timpani serves more as a guide for an improvisation. Its length should be shorter than what is currently in the score.