Concerto for violin and orchestra 2

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Opus 67


  • Composed in 1966 as compulsory work for the 1967 Queen Elisabeth Competition.[1]
  • First performance during the final round of the Queen Elisabeth Competition, on 22 May 1967 in the Centre for Fine Arts in Brussels by Marjeta Delcourte-Korosec and the National Orchestra of Belgium conducted by René Defossez.[2]


  • instrumentation: solo violin and symphony orchestra[3]
  • duration: ca 21'


  • I.
    • a. Introduzione
      • tempo: Andante e senza rigore nel tempo (quasi una cadenza)
      • time signature: 4/4
    • b. Allegro
      • time signature: 4/4
  • II. Quasi adagio
    • time signature: 9/8
  • III. Allegro risoluto ma non troppo vivace
    • time signature: 3/4


  • recording by André Gertler and the National Orchestra of Belgium conducted by François Huybrechts.
  • Youtube: recording by Philippe Hirschhorn and the National Orchestra of Belgium conducted by René Defossez.


  • autograph: Royal Conservatory Antwerp (B-Ac), shelf number MM-DUBP-LEGLE-conc-1. This score seems to have been used for the television broadcast of the 1967 Queen Elisabeth Competition, as it contains many staging annotations.
  • photocopy of the autograph piano reduction: Royal Conservatory Brussels (B-Bc), shelf number CBD-B-1376-(20914)
  • first edition (reduction violin-piano): CeBeDeM, Brussels, 2006
  • first edition (study score): Musikproduktion Höflich, Munich, 2017. Koenraad Sterckx's critical apparatus to this edition can be consulted here.


  1. Tessely, p.54.
  2. See:
    • STEHMAN, Jacques: Visite à douze violonistes en cage... et heureux in Le Soir of 20 May 1967, p.7
    • STEHMAN, Jacques: Le concours musical international Reine Elisabeth in Le Soir of 23 May 1967, p.9
    • Tessely, p.54.
  3. 2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons, 2 horns, 2 trumpets, 2 trombones, percussion, harp and strings.