Concerto for harp and orchestra

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dedicated to Phia Berghout

Opus 66

History

  • This concerto was composed in 1966.[1]
  • The work was first performed during the Biennale de Musique Contemporaire (an initiative of BRT and RTB) on 6 December 1967 in Studio 4 of concert hall Flagey in Brussels. The performers were Phia Berghout and the BRT symphony orchestra conducted by Daniel Sternefeld.[2]

Music

  • instrumentation: solo harp and symphony orchestra[3]
  • duration: ca 14'

Parts

  • I. Allegro molto energico
    • time signature:
  • II. Andante
    • time signature: 3/4
  • III. Allegro grazioso
    • time signature: 4/4

Recordings

  • Youtube: recording by Chantal Grégoire and the BRT symphony orchestra conducted by Fernand Terby

Sources

  • photocopy of the autograph: Royal Conservatory Brussels (B-Bc), no shelf number yet (Legley archive)
  • photocopy of the autograph piano reduction: Royal Conservatory Brussels (B-Bc), no shelf number yet (Legley archive)[4]
  • harp part: CeBeDeM, Brussels, s.d.

Notes

  1. Tessely, p.59.
  2. See:
    • M.D.J.: Le concert de clôture in Le Soir of 8 December 1967, p.9
    • Tessely, p.59.
  3. 2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons, 2 horns, 2 trumpets, 2 trombones, timpani en strings.
  4. The VRT archive contains a photocopy of this reduction to which metronome numbers were added: I. Allegro ma energico [sic] 𝅗𝅥=84, III. Allegro grazioso 𝅘𝅥=116.