Funny Mallets: Funny Xylophone Book 1 is a collection of basic xylo solos for the intermediate percussionist. DER KLEINE PAGANINI (1996) is written for xylophone and placed in a "Funny Xylophone 1". This fast and short piece is a sparkle of brilliant two-mallets-technique. An excellent encore piece, written in a great tradition of German xylophone music from the twenties and thirties.
Number of Players: 1
Level of Difficulty: Grade 3-4
Player I: Xylophone
Hailed by the critics as one of the most unique and expressive artists in the field today, a composing virtuoso Zivkovic is recognized as one of the worlds top marimba and percussion soloists. He embodies a very rare tradition: the tradition the composer and virtuoso in one person, which was common in the 19th century among famous concert artists.
Zivkovic completed his master's degrees in composition, music theory and percussion in Mannheim and Stuttgart, Germany. He tours extensively throughout Europe, and performs frequently in the USA, Japan, Taiwan, Korea, Latin America, Russia and Scandinavian countries. As a soloist, mostly with his own Marimba concertos, Zivkovic played among other with Stuttgart Philharmonic, Munich Symphonic, Bochum Phiharmonic, Austrian Chamber Symphony, Hannover Radio Symphony, Bielefeld Philharmonic, Belgrade Philharmonic, National Orchestra of Costa Rica, Turku Philharmonic Orchestra (Finland) Lithuanian State Symphony Orchestra, to name a few.