Concerto for violin and orchestra 1

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Opus 27


  • Completed in March 1947.
  • On 7 January 1949, it was first performed by Carlo van Neste, the NIR orchestra and conductor Daniël Sternefeld.[1]


  • instrumentation: solo violin and symphony orchestra[2]
  • duration: ca 20'


  • I. Molto moderato e molto energico
    • time signature: 4/4[3]
      Legley 27-1.jpg
  • II. Molto andante
    • time signature: 4/4
      Legley 27-2.jpg
  • III.
    • Moderato e pesante
    • Allegro ma non troppo
      • time signature: 2/4
    • Molto più lento e scherzando
      • time signature: 2/4
    • Tempo primo
      • time signature: 2/4
        Legley 27-3.jpg


  • autograph 1: Royal Conservators Brussels (B-Bc), shelf number BV-03-4012
  • autograph 2: Royal Conservatory Brussels (B-Bc), shelf number BV-03-4013 onderdeel-1
  • autograph piano reduction 1[4]: Royal Conservatory Brussels (B-Bc), shelf number BV-03-4011
  • autograph piano reduction 2[5]: Royal Conservatory Brussels (B-Bc), shelf number BV-03-4013 onderdeel-2
  • first edition piano reduction (separate violin part included): CeBeDeM, Brussels, 1965


  1. De Roeck, p.293.
  2. 2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinet, bass clarinet, 2 bassoons, double bassoon, 4 horns, 2 trumpets, 2 trombones, tuba, timpani and strings.
  3. In the original version of this movement, the time signature must have changed constantly, as we read in Tessely (p.159): On the advice of Franz André, Legley rewrites the first movement in a regular time signature!
  4. This reduction was intended for performances.
  5. This reduction was not intended for performances, but was made in order to give the soloist an idea of what the orchestra plays. Legley writes Ceci n'est pas une transcription pour piano, mais une reduction [sic] de la partition de l'orchestre!