Symphony Concertante (Kubik)

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Symphony Concertante is a composition by Gail Kubik (1914–1984) for trumpet, viola, piano, and orchestra. It was premiered January 7, 1952 by its commissioner, The Little Orchestra, Thomas Scherman conducting.[1]

The work is structured as follows:

  1. Fast, vigorously
  2. Quietly
  3. Fast, with energy.

Kubik was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Music in 1952 for the piece. The committee wrote: "The Symphony Concertante is brilliant and exuberant, full of rhythmic vitality, the orchestration both original and skillful."[2] The piece is based on his score for C-Man.[3]


  1. ^ Fischer, Heinz Dietrich (2010). The Pulitzer Prize Winners for Music, p.45. ISBN 9783631596081.
  2. ^ Fischer (2010), p.47.
  3. ^ "Gail Kubik's Score for C-Man: The Sequel",