Richard Strauss: Concerto

Richard Strauss Concerto
Concerto

Richard Strauss: Concerto

Key:
Eb major
Opus:
op. 11
Year of composition:
1882-1883
Subtitle:
No. 1
Scored for:
for horn and orchestra
Composer:
Richard Strauss
Soloists:
horn in F
Instrumentation:
2 2 2 2 - 2 2 0 0 - timp, 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 Eb
2nd horn in Eb
1st trumpet in Eb
2nd trumpet in Eb
timpani
violin I
violin II
viola
violoncello
contrabass
Table of contents:
Konzert für Waldhorn und Orchester Nr. 1
Duration:
19’
Dedication:
dem königl. sächs. Kammermusiker Herrn Oscar Franz freundlichst gewidmet
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Work introduction

‘God, this feeble lack of melody! When is this aged youngster ever going to fall in love?’ Such was the opinion given by Hans von Bulow – one of the most distinguished conductors of his day – on the world premiere of the Concerto for Horn and Orchester No. 1 on 4 March 1885. However, it seems to have had little effect on the popularity of the piece. Richard Strauss’ Horn Concerto No. 1 still remains part of the standard repertoire of horn virtuosos today. Composed for the natural horn – a valveless predecessor of the modern horn – it offers soloists innumerable opportunities to prove their musical and technical prowess. It was written before 1883, reflecting the developmental stage of the 19-year-old Strauss, and was of course very different from the style of his later operas and symphonic poems.

Sonja Huber, February 2009

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for horn and orchestra , 19’
Instr.: 2 2 2 2 - 2 2 0 0 - timp, str

Next performances

14 Dec

Concerto

DR Koncerthuset, Copenhagen (DK)

15 Dec

Concerto

DR Koncerthuset, Copenhagen (DK)

17 Dec

Concerto

Fort Regent Leisure Centre, Jersey (GB)

09 Mar

Concerto

Mozarteum, Salzburg (AT)

11 Mar

Concerto

Mozarteum, Salzburg (AT)

World première

Location:
Meiningen
Date:
04.03.1885
Conductor:
Hans von Bülow

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