Ernst Krenek: 1. Klavierkonzert

Ernst Krenek 1. Klavierkonzert
1. Klavierkonzert

Ernst Krenek: 1. Klavierkonzert

Key:
F# major
Opus:
op. 18
Year of composition:
1923
Scored for:
for piano and orchestra
Composer:
Ernst Krenek
Instrumentation:
2 2 2 2 - 2 1 0 0, str
Instrumentation details:
1st flute
2nd flute
1st oboe
2nd oboe
1st clarinet in Bb
2nd clarinet in Bb
1st bassoon
2nd bassoon
1st horn in F
2nd horn in F
trumpet in C
violin I
violin II
viola
violoncello
contrabass
Remarks:
Study score available at Musikproduktion Höflich: www.musikmph.de
Duration:
30’
Dedication:
Eduard Erdmann gewidmet
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Work introduction

By the time Eduard Erdmann (1896 – 1958) asked Krenek for a tonal piano concerto, the young composer had already embraced atonal music. But he took on the commission, seeing it as a welcome challenge, and composed the piece in F# major. The concerto begins and ends with solos for the piano – a formal device he returned to in the two subsequent piano concertos. In the general view, Schubert’s influence on Krenek did not emerge until about 1929; but Krenek acknowledged that he was already using the “tonal artifices” he had learned from Schubert when he wrote his Op. 18 concerto in 1923.

World première

Location:
Winterthur
Date:
19.12.1923
Conductor:
Hermann Scherchen

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