A symphonic poem arrangement for piano and tamburitza orchestra by Ferenc Kovač

Slađana Marić


The subject matter discussed in the text is a symphonic poem by Ferenc Kovač (KOVÁCS, 1948) titled
“Ratna poema” (The War Poem) arranged for piano and tamburitza orchestra. The premiere performance of the piece
by the pianist Slađana Marić and The Grand Tamburitza Orchestra of Radio-Television of Vojvodina, conducted by
F. Kovač, was held on 24th of May, 2011 in Novi Sad, Serbia. The main purpose of this research was to discuss this
unique music piece in contemporary piano and tamburitza orchestra repertoire. Methodology was based on soft or
research interview and analytical approach. The main conclusion was that, in general, this orchestral work with a
solo piano, is a unique combination of memorable tunes, solid construction, and vivid orchestration. The analytical
interpretations offered in this paper may be the first guidance for future interpretation or performance of the piece.

Keywords: Kovač (Kovács) Ferenc; Musical analysis and performance; Piano Repertoire; Tamburitza Orchestra.

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5216/mh.v16i2.45386

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