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Ernst Krenek: Double Concerto for violin, piano and chamber orchestra (1950)

  • for violin, piano and chamber orchestra
  • Duration: 20’
  • Instrumentation details:
    2 2 2 2 - 2 2 1 0 - str
  • Composer: Ernst Krenek
  • Dedication: written for Maro and Anahid Ajemian

Work introduction

The Double Concerto consists of seven sections, played without interruption. A brief introduction is followed by a vigorous Allegro, which contains a brief Cadenza for the violin.

Section Number three takes up the character and some motives of the introduction. It is followed by a set of Theme and five Variations. The fifth section is a slow movement in which the ideas of the introduction are elaborated upon. A short recapitulation of the Allegro follows, including a Cadenza for the piano. The finale has the character of a Laendler; it presents again the initial ideas in varied shapes. The composition is based on a twelve-tone row.

Ernst Krenek

Audiosamples

The complete perusal score (PDF-preview)

World première

Location:
Donaueschingen (DE)
Date:
06.10.1951

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