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Opus 51 no.1

History

  • Legley completed this work on 4 July 1957.
  • It seems that Legley wrote this poem for a composition competition: both the autograph score and the autograph violin part have the number 15 added in red pencil, and on the violin part Legley wrote: devise: Point n'est besoin d'esperer [sic] pour entreprendre, ni de reussir [sic] pour persévérer. Possibly, the same sentence was originally written on the score as well: on its first page something has clearly been erased. Legley seems to have added his name and the opus number to the score at a later date.
  • Details of the first performance could not be found.[1]

Music

  • instrumentation: violin and piano[2]
  • duration: ca 13'

Parts

  • Andante molto tranquillo
    • time signature: 4/4
  • Allegro moderato e commodo
    • time signature: 4/4
  • Andante tranquillo
    • time signature: 4/4
  • Allegro moderato e commodo
    • time signature: 4/4
  • Andante cantabile
    • time signature: 12/8
  • Allegro con fuoco
    • time signature: 12/8 and 3/4
  • Allegro feroce
    • time signature: 3/4

Sources

  • autograph (score and violin part): Royal Conservatory Brussels (B-Bc), shelf number BV-03-4026 onderdeel 1
  • first edition (score and violin part): CeBeDeM, Brussels, 1959

Notes

  1. On 19 April 1969 the work was played on the radio by Henri Desclin and Raya Birguer, but this is probably not the first performance. Cf. Anonymous: A la Radio in Le Soir of 19 April 1969, p.12.
  2. The autograph violin part reads piano ou orchestre, however, there is no trace of an orchestral version, presumably, Legley's idea of orchestrating the piece has never been realised. See also Poème du printemps.