Walter Braunfels: Konzert

Walter Braunfels Konzert
Konzert

Walter Braunfels: Konzert

Opus:
op. 38
Year of composition:
1928
Scored for:
for organ, boys' choir and orchestra
Composer:
Walter Braunfels
Soloists:
organ
Instrumentation:
tpt(3), tbn, bass tbn, timp, b.d, str
Instrumentation details:
trumpet(3)
trombone
bass trombone
timpani
bass drum
strings
Duration:
22’
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Konzert
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Work introduction

In this romantic concerto, the solo organ is principally accompanied by the orchestral strings; the brass and percussion only appear in two chorales, as with Händel. Braunfels’ use of a boys’ choir, he said, “came about above all to add the finest crowning touch to the second movement, the central part of the piece. It is constructed as a large-scale chorale prelude, with the boys intoning the chorale at the end … I could not resist  letting the boys add their voices again, singing another chorale at the close of the finale, a fantastical, towering double fugue.”

World première

Location:
Leipzig
Date:
31.01.1928
Orchestra:
Gewandhausorchester
Conductor:
Furtwängler Wilhelm

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