Konzertstück, Op.66 (Becker, Albert)

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Publisher. Info. Leipzig: Breitkopf und Härtel, 1893. Plate 20275.
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Work Title Concertstück
Alternative. Title
Composer Becker, Albert
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. Op.66
Key E minor
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 1 (Adagio - Andante - Più moto - Adagio - Maestoso - Adagio)
First Performance. 1894-2-22, Berlin (Berliner Tonkünstler-Verein) or earlier
First Publication. 1893
Dedication Fritz Struss
Average DurationAvg. Duration 10 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation Solo: Violin
Orchestra: 2 Flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets (A), 2 bassoons, 2 horns (C), 2 trumpets (C), timpani, strings

Misc. Comments

Recorded by Christine Raphael on a Thorofon CD in 1991 with works by Dvořák, Günter Raphael, and others.

1894-2-22 Berlin: see Musikpädagogische Blatter, volume 17, page 8.

A note about the dedicatee: Fritz Struss (b.1847, d. after 1912) was a pupil of Joseph Joachim, a violinist, violin teacher (see Sibelius: 1865-1905 by Erik Tawaststjerna, p.312 - as a few sources note, Struss taught Sibelius violin briefly) and a composer, whose compositions included at least two violin concertos (his op. 4 in A minor, op. 9 in D) and at least 11 other works with opp.nos. by 1901. He was also the dedicatee of works by Franz Poenitz.