Year of composition
This Sonata-Concerto for tuba and piano is also the piano reduction of the Tuba Concerto (Score).
After writing Concerti for almost all the instruments of the orchestra, I thought the tuba also deserved special attention. It is an instrument with great depth, a good range, expressive possibilities, and nowadays also good technical agility. I wrote the piece without any specific commission, really for the pleasure of composing something special for this rather forgotten but fascinating instrument. As I have done with several recent Concerti, I conceived the piece to be also suitable as a Sonata. Thus, the piano part is idiomatic for the pianist but at the same time I thought about the numerous timbrical colors of the orchestration.
The Concerto is planned with the traditional three movement structure with an extensive solo cadenza towards the end of the first movement.