But the first criterion of any music is the demand for it. How often are producers organizing tour ask to perform it in the concert halls? How often does the audience want to hear this music?
I firmly told our composers over the years: "I need an overture for orchestra, which I could play in the world. Make me something great!". I have not received any sheet music for three years despite the fact that we could pay for this work.
A huge community of composers can’t write a 10-minute overture, for which there is an order. We have no time to lose. And now we play "A figure of Tamerlane" by Alexander Tchaikovsky on tour. The composition is the calling card of the orchestra and it is included in the Anthology.