Music for a Greek tragedy

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Opus 24

History

  • This work was in all likelihood composed in 1946.[1]
  • On 20 April 1947, the work was first performed in Flagey in Brussels by the NIR orchestra conducted by Franz André.[2][3]

Music

  • instrumentation: symphony orchestra[4]
  • duration: ca 18'

Parts

  • I.
    • Adagio
      • time signature: 3/4
    • Allegro con fuoco
      • time signature: 4/4
    • Allegretto grazioso (quasi andante)
      • time signature: 8/8
    • Allegro (un peu plus lent que l'allegro con fuoco)
      • time signature: 3/4+3/8
  • II.
    • Adagio
      • time signature: 3/4
    • Allegro[5]
      • time signature: 4/4
    • Allegro vivo
      • time signature: 7/4
    • Vivace
      • time signature: 3/4

Sources

  • autograph 1: Royal Conservatory Antwerp (B-Ac), shelf number MM-OO-LEGLE-muziek-1[6]
  • autograph 2: according to De Roeck (p.285), this score would have been present in the archives kept by Legley's son. In 2011 however, these archives were donated to the library of the Royal Conservatory Brussels, where the work isn't present. Perhaps the family Legley still owns the manuscript.

Notes

  1. The autograph doesn't give a date, but opp. 23 and 25 also date from that year, furthermore, the year is confirmed by Tessely (p.42), who collaborated with Legley when compiling her catalogue.
  2. See:
    • Anonymous: Radio in Gazet van Antwerpen of 19 April 1947, p.4
    • Anonymous: T.S.F. in Le Courrier de l'Escaut of 20 April 1947, p.4
    • Anonymous: Concert par le grand orchestre symphonique in Micro of March 1947.
  3. CeBeDeM - lijst werken: Œuvres de Victor Legley (p.1) incorrectly gives 1948 as year of the first performance with conductor Nino Sanzogno, without further details.
  4. Piccolo, 2 flutes, 2 oboes, English horn, 2 clarinets, bass clarinet, 2 bassoons, double bassoon, 4 horns, 3 trumpets, 3 trombones, tuba, percussion, 2 harps, strings (16-14-12-10-8).
  5. In manuscript 1 originally Allegro Moderato.
  6. Title page: muziek voor een grieksch treurspel | musique pour une tragédie grecque | vic. legley op 24.