Concerto for violin and orchestra 2

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Opus 67

History

  • 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 violinist Marjeta Delcourte-Korosec and the National Orchestra of Belgium conducted by René Defossez.[1]

Music

  • instrumentation: solo violin and symphony orchestra[2]
  • duration: ca 21'

Parts

  • 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

Recordings

  • Archive.org: 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.

Sources

  • 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, it contains many staging annotations.
  • photocopy of the autograph piano reduction: Royal Conservatory Brussels (B-Bc), no shelf number yet (CeBeDeM B1376/20914)
  • first edition (reduction violin-piano): CeBeDeM, Brussels, 2006
  • first edition (study score): Musikproduktion Höflich, Munich, 2017. The critical comments belonging to this edition can be read here.

Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 Tessely, p.54.
  2. 2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons, 2 horns, 2 trumpets, 2 trombones, percussion, harp and strings.