Concierto pastoral

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The Concierto pastoral is a concerto for flute and orchestra by Joaquín Rodrigo. Rodrigo wrote the work from 1977-1978 on commission from James Galway, who had first encountered the composer's work in 1974 when he asked permission to transcribe the Fantasia para un Gentilhombre for flute. Galway gave its premiere on October 17, 1978, in London, with Eduardo Mata conducting the Philharmonia Orchestra.


The concerto is in three movements, the second of which is the source of the name "pastoral":

  • Allegro
  • Adagio
  • Rondo (allegro)

The first and third movements contain many intervals of sevenths, octaves and ninths, as well as considerable use of grace notes and appoggiaturas.[1]


  1. ^ Mary Krusenstjerna, Review of Concierto pastoral for flute and orchestra (reduction for flute and piano) (June 1987). MLA Notes, 43 (4): p. 929.

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