Viktoras Miniotas

composer

 

   In Viktoras Miniotas' works, classical forms and genres often give clear-cut shape to a lyrical nature of his music. His major output consists of instrumental concertos, symphonies and sonatas, as well as vocal and sacred music. Characterized generally by meticulous choice and sparing use of sound material, his musical idiom sometimes approaches minimalist expression where entire structures develop from a single micro-pattern and ostinatos also play a prominent part. Meditative episodes are not infrequently set up against more agitated gestures that culminate in dramatic outbursts. The composer makes use of various compositional techniques, such as dodecaphony, collage, and others.                           

                                                                  Eglė Grigaliūnaitė

 

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