Violin Concerto, Op.44 (Myaskovsky, Nikolay)

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Publisher. Info. Moscow: Muzgiz, n.d. Plate M. 18228 Г.
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General Information

Work Title Violin Concerto in D minor
Alternative. Title
Composer Myaskovsky, Nikolay
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. Op.44
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. INM 84
Key D minor
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 3 movements:
I. Allegro
II. Adagio
III. Allegro giocoso
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1938, revised 1939
First Performance. 1939-01-10, Moscow (original 1938 version)
First Publication. 1948
Copyright Information This work is claimed to be under copyright in the USA due to
"restoration" via the GATT/TRIPS amendment (Section 104). NIE-V8001P260
Dedication David Oistrakh
Average DurationAvg. Duration 31 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Early 20th century
Piece Style Early 20th century
Instrumentation violin, orchestra
Solo - violin
3 flutes (3rd also piccolo), 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons
4 horns, 3 trumpets
timpani, percussion, strings
External Links
Wikipedia article (German)
Wikipedia article (Japanese)

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  • The instrumentation was taken from here.

The first (1938) version of the work can be heard in a broadcast recording of the 1939 premiere included in an Oistrakh Edition set of CDs on Brilliant Classics; commercial recordings use the 1939 revision. (The original version was apparently destroyed by the composer?)

US premiere with orchestra given by Michel Piastro, violin, John Barbirolli conducting the Philharmonic Symphony Society of New York, at a student concert on March 1, 1941 (Concert Program from