Violin Concerto No.1, Op.6 (Paganini, Niccolò)

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General Information

Work Title Violin Concerto No.1
Alternative. Title
Composer Paganini, Niccolò
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. Op.6
Key D major or E-flat major (see comments)
Average DurationAvg. Duration 30-35 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation Original orchestration:

Solo — violin
Orchestra

flute, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, bassoon, 2 horns, 2 trumpets, trombone, strings
Expanded orchestration

Solo - violin
Orchestra

2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, bassoon, contrabassoon, 2 horns, 2 trumpets, 3 trombones,
timpani, banda turca (bass drum, crash cymbals, and suspended cymbal), strings
Related Works See also: Elaborate Studies and Analysis of Paganini Allegro Concerto No.1, Op.20 (Ševčík, Otakar).
External Links Wikipedia article

Misc. Comments

"Paganini intended the Concerto to be heard in E-flat major: the orchestral parts were written in E-flat, and the solo part was written in D major with instructions for the violin to be tuned a semitone high (a technique known as scordatura), so that it would therefore sound in E-flat. This enables the soloist to achieve effects in E-flat which would not be possible with a normal D tuning (for example, the opening of the third movement, where the violin plays a rapid downward scale A-G-F♯-E-D, both bowed and pizzicato. This is possible on an open D-string, but is not possible in the key of E-flat, because two strings would be required.[...]A version of the piece was later published (by a composer unknown) with the orchestral parts written out in D major. This was presumably done with sight of the first edition, but it is not known why the orchestral parts were changed to D major, and this orchestration has nothing to do with Paganini. (It is for this reason that there is frequent confusion over the key of the piece, and it is unfortunate that in modern times it is in the wrong key and the wrong orchestration that the piece is most often heard and performed.)[...]In the years following the original publication of the work, Paganini occasionally expanded his orchestration, writing out some odd parts to add from time to time in performance: 2nd flute, 2nd bassoon, doubled the horns, added trombones 1 & 2 (moving the existing trombone part to trombone 3 basso), timpani, and banda turca (bass drum, crash cymbals, and suspended cymbal). He never added these into the one and only manuscript score."