Kurt Weill: Concerto

Kurt Weill: Concerto for violin and wind orchestra op. 12 | UE35538

A 'modern classic' in concert halls around the world: 'The piece finds itself exposed and alien: therefore in the right spot.' (Theodor W. Adorno, in: Die Musik 27, 1930)

Instrument:
for violin and wind orchestra
Edition type:
study score
Composer:
Weill Kurt
Series:
Neue Studienpartituren-Reihe
Theme:
Modern Music, Study Score Series
Version:
based on the text of the Kurt Weill Edition
Opus:
op. 12
Edition info:
Nach dem Text der kritischen Partiturausgabe der Kurt Weill Edition Ser. II, Vol. 2.
  • UE35538
  • ISBN: 978-3-7024-7113-2
  • ISMN: 979-0-008-08445-4
  • 17 × 24 cm
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Contents – Concerto for violin and wind orchestra op. 12

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Description

Kurt Weill developed his creative energies mainly within the world of musical theater, where he proved to be an immensely productive and imaginative innovator, but he also left behind a small body of work for the concert hall. The Concerto for Violin and Wind Orchestra op. 12 dates from the spring of 1924. Scored for two flutes, clarinets, bassoons, horns, one oboe and trumpet, percussion and four contrabasses, the concerto comprises three movements. While composing the work, Weill informed his publisher: 'I am working on a concerto for violin and wind orchestra that I hope to finish within two or three weeks. The work is inspired by the idea - one never carried out before - of juxtaposing a single violin with a chorus of winds.' The specific character of Weill's concerto as music written for chamber orchestra (with an often soloistic treatment of instruments) leads to a transparency that requires utmost precision in the ensemble playing. In the quest for an overall sonic balance, the

Additional information

Instrument:
for violin and wind orchestra
Edition type:
study score
Composer:
Weill Kurt
Series:
Neue Studienpartituren-Reihe
Theme:
Modern Music, Study Score Series
Version:
based on the text of the Kurt Weill Edition
Opus:
op. 12
Edition info:
Nach dem Text der kritischen Partiturausgabe der Kurt Weill Edition Ser. II, Vol. 2.

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