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Willem van Otterloo

Willem van Otterloo started out as student of medicine in the University of Utrecht, but soon turned to ‘cello and composition in the Amsterdam Conservatory. In his early years he composed a relatively small, but very fine oeuvre consisting of orchestral works, chamber music and songs. In 1949 Van Otterloo was appointed conductor of the Residentie-Orkest in The Hague, which he developed into a group of international acclaim. Also he made numerous recordings. His later posts include the Sydney Philharmonic Orchestra and GMD in Düsseldorf.

Van Otterloo’s Symphonietta for wind instruments (1943) is considered one of the 20th Century masterworks for winds. WASBE put it on the list of “recommended compositions” in 2005.

SYMPHONIETTA FOR WINDS (1943)
TWEC: WVO-1
2fl 2ob 2cl 2n 4hn
Mvmts
I.Molto sostenuto, II. Scherzo, III. Molto andante, IV.Finale (molto allegro)
Perf. Time
ca 16’
Level
difficult
Description
After more than 60 years the work still is very popular and can be heard all over the world. Presumably, this well-deserved fame will continue

 

Van Otterloo, Willem
Symfoniëtta for 16 winds
F.E. 0601/42 score (parts rental)
picc 2fl 2ob eh 2cl bcl 2 bn cbn 4hn
€ 75.-
N.B. This work is distributed as rental material.
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