Concert Overture, Op.12 (Szymanowski, Karol)
Since this work was first published after 1922 with the prescribed copyright notice, it is unlikely that this work is public domain in the USA. However, it is in the public domain in Canada (where IMSLP is hosted), the EU, and in those countries where the copyright term is life+70 years or less.
First edition ?
Vienna: Universal Edition, 1937. Plate U.E. 10932.
Original images: 300dpi, color djvu files approx. 3050 by 3900 pixels.
Editing: converted to black and white tif files, de-skewed, re-sampled to 600dpi, and set uniform margins.
|Work Title||Concert Overture|
|Alternative Title||Uwertura koncertowa|
|Year/Date of Composition||1904-05, heavily revised 1910–1913|
|First Performance||1906, 1919 (see below)|
|First Publication||1937? – Vienna: Universal Edition|
|Additional Copyright Info||U.S. copyright status: |
|Average Duration||12 minutes|
|Piece Style||Early 20th century|
|Instrumentation||Orchestra: 3 flutes/piccolo, 3 oboes/English horn, 2 clarinets (A), clarinet (E♭/A), bass clarinet (A), 2 bassoons, contra bassoon + 6 horns (E♭), 3 trumpets (C), 3 trombones, tuba + timpani, percussion + harp + strings|
According to the page at, reinstrumented/revised with the help of Grzegorz Fitelberg. "The original version was first performed by the Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra under Fitelberg during the first "Young Poland in Music" concert, a historic event in the Polish music, held by the Young Polish Composers' enterprise "Spółka Nakładowa Młodych Kompozytorów Polskich" in Warsaw on 6th February 1906. The second version was first performed in Vienna on 13th March 1919 by the Tonkünstlerverein Orchestra under Oskar Nedbal."