Violin Concerto No.1, Op.42 (Gernsheim, Friedrich)

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Publisher. Info. Leipzig: J. Rieter-Biedermann, 1880. Plate 1094.
Reprinted Munich: Musikproduktion Höflich, 2004.
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General Information

Work Title Concerto for Violin and Orchestra
Alternative. Title
Composer Gernsheim, Friedrich
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. Op.42
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IFG 53
Key D major
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 3 movements:
  1. Allegro non troppo
  2. Andante affettuoso
  3. Allegro energico e con brio
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1879
First Performance. 1880 January 22, Rotterdam. Isidor Schnitzler, violin soloist, composer conducting.
Performed in Boston (US premiere?), 23 October 1897, Boston Symphony Orchestra, same soloist.
First Publication. 1880
Dedication Pablo de Sarasate (1844–1908)
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation violin and orchestra
Solo - violin
2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets (A), 2 bassoons
4 horns (F), 2 trumpets (D), timpani, strings
External Links Preface by Christoph Schlüren, 2004

Misc. Comments

Recorded on a cpo CD in 2015.

Boston Symphony Program Notes give premiere information for a number of Gernsheim works, including this one. Conductor's name and specific orchestra missing, however.