Violin Concerto, GP 342 (Bax, Arnold)

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For Violin and Piano

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Publisher. Info. London: Chappell, 1946. Plate 37926.
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General Information

Work Title Violin Concerto
Alternative. Title
Name Translations Vioolconcert; Concerto pour violon; Violin concerto
Name Aliases Vioolconcert (Bax)
Authorities WorldCat; VIAF: 179990204; LCCN: n2006055035
Composer Bax, Arnold
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. GP 342
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IAB 78
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 3 movements:
  1. Overture, ballad and scherzo: Allegro risoluto – allegro moderato – poco largamente
  2. Adagio
  3. Allegro – slow valse tempo – Andante con moto
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1937-1938 March
First Performance. 1943/11/22
First Publication. 1946
Dedication For Firenze
Average DurationAvg. Duration 35 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Early 20th century
Piece Style Early 20th century
Instrumentation violin, orchestra
3 flutes (3rd also piccolo), 2 oboes (2nd also English horn),
2 clarinets, 2 bassoons, contrabassoon
4 horns, 2 trumpets
timpani, percussion, harp, strings
External Links Wikipedia article (in Dutch)
Extra Information Bax compared his concerto to the music of Joachim Raff.

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First performance Nov 22 1943 Eda Kersey
Two performances by Marie Wilson: 20 September 1946: BBC Symphony Orchestra/ Adrian Boult, 29 August 1947: London Philharmonic/ Basil Cameron Marie Wilson article; the first female violinist in the London Philharmonic Orchestra, (1953) deputy leader of BBC Symphony Orchestra (1930-44).