Violin Concerto, Op.16 (Suolahti, Heikki)


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Publisher. Info. Holograph manuscript, 1934 May 18.
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Misc. Notes Uses Fazer (publisher) of Helsinki paper- perhaps a sign that this was a copy meant for consideration by that publisher, perhaps just paper made by that publisher. Signed by the composer on the last page with date; one suggests that this is a copy by the composer (lack of crossouts and suddenly rethought passages etc. as is typical of many first-thought holographs- unless like some composers Suolahti was quite good at doing that in his head for the most part and produced very clean first holographs too.)
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General Information

Work Title Violin Concerto in A minor
Alternative. Title Viulukonsertti a-molli
Composer Suolahti, Heikki
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. Op.16
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IHS 2
Key A minor
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 3 movements:
  1. Allegro non tosto troppo
  2. Larghetto (A major) - attacca
  3. Allegro con moto - Solo (Andante quasi Adagio) - Tutti (Tempo Allegro non troppo)
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1934
First Publication. 2015
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Early 20th century
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation Solo: violin
Orchestra: 2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets (B), 2 bassoons
4 horn (F), 2 trumpets, 2 trombones, timpani, cymbals, triangle, strings
Primary Sources Holograph located in National Library of Finland (see list of Suolahti mss).
External Links Published facsimile of composer's manuscript
Extra Information The composer was 14 when he wrote this piece, two years before his untimely death. There is no recorded performance of this concerto.