Alban Berg: Violin Concerto

Alban Berg: Violin Concerto for violin and orchestra | UE34119

To the memory of an angel

Like so many great works of art, Berg's Violin Concerto lives from an amalgam of the greatest possible contrasts. (Christian Tetzlaff)

Instrument:
for violin and orchestra
Edition type:
study score
Composer:
Berg Alban (1885-1935)
Series:
Neue Studienpartituren-Reihe
Theme:
Modern Music, Study Score Series
Edition info:
Nach dem Text der Kritischen Gesamtausgabe
  • UE34119
  • ISBN: 978-3-7024-6656-5
  • ISMN: 979-0-008-08013-5
  • 17 × 24 cm
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Contents – Violin Concerto for violin and orchestra

  • 1. Satz - Andante
  • 2. Satz - Allegro

Description

In February 1935 Alban Berg was approached by the American violinist Louis Krasner with a request to write a violin concerto. Although reluctant to stop working on Lulu, Berg's financial position made the refusal of such a commission almost impossible. Having jotted down some preliminary ideas for the piece in mid-March, Berg proposed to devote the summer, which he spent at this house near Velden in Carinthia, composing the Concerto. On 22 April, a few days before Berg left Vienna for Velden, a tragedy occurred that would determine the final shape of the Concerto. Manon Gropius, the daughter of Alma Mahler and Walter Gropius, died of poliomyelitis. Berg wrote to Alma Mahler that he intended to dedicate his work dem Andenken eines Engels [to the memory of an angel], in memory of Manon. The Concerto was written at the Waldhaus in Carinthia between May and August 1935. (Douglas Jarman, 1996)

Additional information

Instrument:
for violin and orchestra
Edition type:
study score
Composer:
Berg Alban (1885-1935)
Series:
Neue Studienpartituren-Reihe
Theme:
Modern Music, Study Score Series
Edition info:
Nach dem Text der Kritischen Gesamtausgabe

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