Alban Berg: Violin Concerto

  • 2 2 3 3 - 4 2 2 1 - timp, perc(2), hp, alto sax, str
  • Duration: 22–25'
  • Soloists:
    violin
  • Instrumentation details:
    1. flute (+picc.)
    2. flute (+picc.)
    1. oboe
    2. oboe (+c.a.)
    alto saxophone in Eb (+3. cl.(Bb))
    1. clarinet in B
    2. clarinet in A
    bass clarinet in B
    1. bassoon
    2. bassoon
    contrabassoon
    1. horn in F
    2. horn in F
    3. horn in F
    4. horn in F
    1. trumpet in C
    2. trumpet in C
    1. (tenor-)trombone
    2. (bass-)trombone
    contrabass tuba
    timpani
    perc (2)
    harp
    violin I
    violin II
    viola
    violoncello
    contrabass
  • Composer: Alban Berg
  • Editor: Douglas Jarman
  • Table of contents:
    1. Satz - Andante
    2. Satz - Allegro
  • Dedication: Für Louis Krasner Dem Andenken eines Engels Geschrieben in Memoriam Manon Gropius, Tochter von Alma Mahler und Walter Gropius, die am 22. April 1935 an Kinderlähmung starb.
  • Commission: Auf Bitte des amerikanischen Violinisten Louis Krasner
  • Remarks: In Memory of an Angel - for Manon Gropius, daughter of Alma Mahler and Walter Gropius, dying of polio in 1935

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World première

Location:
Barcelona (ES)
Date:
19.04.1936
Orchestra:
Casals-Orchester
Conductor:
Hermann Scherchen
Main soloists:
Louis Krasner, vln

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