Concert for 13 instruments

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chamber symphony

dedicated to Léonce Gras and others

Opus 17

History

  • On 11 September 1944, Legley completed this concerto.
  • Legley dedicated his work to the musicians who played it on 26 May 1946[1] in auditory Akarova in Brussels.[2]

Music

  • instrumentation: chamber orchestra[3]
  • duration: 16'

Parts

  • I. Allegro ma non troppo
    • completed on 29 July 1944
    • time signature: 6/8
  • II.
    • completed on 17 August 1944
    • Andante cantabile
      • time signature: 4/4
    • Allegro giocoso
      • time signature: 3/8
    • Andante cantabile
      • time signature: 4/4
  • III. Finale
    • completed on 11 September 1944
    • tempo: Presto
    • time signature: 2/4

Sources

  • autograph 1: Royal Conservatory Brussels (B-Bc), shelf number BV-03-4006
  • autograph 2: Royal Conservatory Brussels (B-Bc), shelf number BV-03-4087

Notes

  1. On autograph 2 Legley notes maandag 26 mei 1946 [Monday 26 May 1946], but in 1946 26 May was a Sunday. We assume that it was Monday 20 May, as reviews of the concert already appeared on 22 and 24 May 1946 (see Anonymous: Koncerten te Brussel - Werken van toondichter Victor Legley in de zaal Akarova in Het Laatste Nieuws of 22 May 1946, p.4 & P.T.: Concert Victor Legley in Le Soir of 24 May 1946, p.2). In a score from the CeBeDeM-archive the date of the first performance is noted as o.l.v. B.Van Lier (Hilversum) 1946, this is probably the first performance in the Netherlands.
  2. Those musicians were Léonce Gras (conductor), Frieda Pey (piano), Henri Desclin, Louis Laredinois, Henri Crasborm, Raymond Ysaie (violin), Corneel Ruymen, Marcel Van Heerswyngels (viola), Hubert Bouquette, Joseph Camian (cello), Guillaume Tummers (double bass), Alfred Messin (flute), Barthelemy Piette (clarinet) en Michel Nicolay (trumpet).
  3. Flute, clarinet, trumpet, piano, 4 violins, 2 violas, 2 cellos and double bass.