Violin Concerto, Op.2 (Berwald, Franz)



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Editor Folke Lindberg (1911-1988)
Publisher. Info. Kassel: Bärenreiter, 1974. Plate BA 4905.
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For Violin and Piano (Valentin)

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Arranger Karl Valentin (1882-1948)
Editor Henri Marteau (1874-1934)
Publisher. Info. Leipzig: J.H. Zimmermann, 1911. Plate Z. 4960.
Misc. Notes This file is part of the Sibley Mirroring Project. There is another scan of this reduction digitized by Biblioteka Narodowa.
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General Information

Work Title Violin Concerto
Alternative. Title Konzert, Cis moll für Violine mit Orchester oder Klavierbegleitung
Composer Berwald, Franz
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. Op.2
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IFB 52
Key C-sharp minor
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 3 movements:
I. Allegro moderato
II. Adagio
III. Rondo. Allegretto
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1820
First Performance. 1821 March 3, Stockholm
First Publication. 1911 (or earlier?)
Average DurationAvg. Duration 20–22 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation Violin (solo) + Flute, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons, 2 horns, 2 trumpets, timpani, strings
Discography All Music Guide
Primary Sources D-Mbs 13813/14
External Links Preface by Christoph Schlüren
Wikipedia article (Finnish)

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  • Marteau edition published 1911. Probably but not definitely not published earlier.- Schissel (also, instrumentation from Free Library of Philadelphia)
Zimmermann also issued full score and parts.

(From Schlüren's preface - performed in 1821 in a concert with the composer's brother as violinist, then "As far as we know, the Violin Concerto was never performed again in Berwald’s lifetime. It was not until 19 May 1903 that the opening movement was heard again during a festive celebration at the Academy of Music in Stockholm. " and not in full until 5 October 1909 with Henri Marteau's advocacy and editing, and published in 1911 likewise.)