Piano Concerto No.1, Op.52 (Holbrooke, Joseph)

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Sheet Music

Arrangements and Transcriptions

For 2 Pianos

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Hobbypianist (2013/1/28)

Publisher. Info. London: J.B. Cramer, 1909. Plate J.H. 1.
Misc. Notes This file is from the MIT archive project.
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General Information

Work Title Piano Concerto No.1 'The Song of Gwyn ap Nudd', Op.52
Alternative. Title Symphonic Poem
Composer Holbrooke, Joseph
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. Op.52
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IJH 26
Key F minor
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 3.
  1. Maestoso Allegro
  2. Poco adagio con sentimento
  3. Allegro, molto fuoco
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1906-08, revised 1923
First Performance. 1910 November 21, Queen's Hall, London, Harold Bauer, piano, composer conducting
First Publication. 1909
Average DurationAvg. Duration 36 minutes?
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Early 20th century
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation Piano, orchestra
External Links Hyperion Records

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Based on a poem by T. E. Ellis = Thomas Evelyn Scott-Ellis (1880 - 1946); each section of each movement has headings from this source.

(The 36-minute version recorded on Hyperion is the 1923 revision, not the 1902?/1906-1908 original.)

Program note to the first performance refers to the concerto as a symphonic poem.

(One of at least six? concertos by the composer- a piano concerto no.2 Op.100 "the Orient", a 3rd piano concerto "Dance Symphony", a violin concerto "The Grasshopper", a double concerto Tamerlane (Op.119) for clarinet and bassoon, a quadruple concerto, a cello concerto "Cambrian" (Op.103), and a bassoon (or saxophone) concerto, followed. Is Op.36, performed at the Proms) 27 August 1903 as Concerto dramatique in F minor, a concerto later revised (maybe as this?)