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Walter Braunfels: Konzert

  • for organ, boys' choir and orchestra
  • 0 0 0 0 - 0 3 1 0 - timp, b.d, str
  • Duration: 22’
  • Instrumentation details:
    1st trumpet in C
    2nd trumpet in C
    3rd trumpet in C
    trombone (+bass tbn)
    bass drum
    violin I
    violin II
    double bass
  • Composer: Walter Braunfels

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.”


The complete perusal score (PDF-preview)

World première

Leipzig (DE)
Furtwängler Wilhelm
Main soloists:
Günter Ramin, org

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