Henk Badings: 3. Symphonie

  • for orchestra
  • Duration: 20’
  • Instrumentation details:
    3 3 3 3 - 4 4 3 1 - perc - str
  • Composer: Henk Badings

Work introduction

The 27-year-old composer wrote his third symphony for Willem Mengelberg, the Concertgebouw Orkest’s conductor, on the occasion of his 40th jubilee. It is among his most significant works; immediately after its premiere performance in 1935 it was performed with great success in many European countries. The Berliner Tageblatt wrote of the first performance: “The premiere of Henk Badings’ Symphony No. 3 was one of the festival’s greatest surprises: before us stands a musician in the finest sense of the word … and a master of form, technique and orchestration.”

World première

Amsterdam (NL)
Concertgebouw Orkest
Willem Mengelberg

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