Concert Overture, Op.12 (Szymanowski, Karol)

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Editor First edition
Publisher. Info. Vienna: Universal Edition, 1937. Plate U.E. 10932.
Misc. Notes Original images: 300dpi, color djvu files approx. 3050 by 3900 pixels. Editing: re-sampled to 600dpi, converted to black and white tif files, de-skewed, and set uniform margins.
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Editor Leon Markiewicz (b. 1928)
Publisher. Info. Karol Szymanowski: Gesamtausgabe, Serie A, Bd.1 (pp. 13-94)
Krakow: Polskie Wydawnictwo Muzyczne, 1968. Plate PWM-6182.
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Work Title Concert Overture
Alternative. Title Uwertura koncertowa
Composer Szymanowski, Karol
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. Op.12
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IKS 4
Key E major
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 1
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1904-05, heavily revised 1910–1913
First Performance. 1906, 1919 (see below)
First Publication. 1937? – Vienna: Universal Edition
Copyright Information U.S. copyright status: copyright renewed 1965 (R359889)

In the USA, This item is not in the public domain because it was renewed 28 years after first publication with a proper notice or it was "restored" to copyright status via a Notice of Intent to Enforce (NIE) under the provisions of the GATT/TRIPS amendments. It will enter the US public domain on January 1st, 2033.

Average DurationAvg. Duration 12-15 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Early 20th century
Piece Style Early 20th century
Instrumentation Orchestra
3 flutes (3rd also piccolo), 3 oboes (3rd also English horn), 2 clarinets (A),
piccolo clarinet (E), bass clarinet (B), 2 bassoons, contrabassoon
6 horns (E, F), 3 trumpets (C), 3 trombones, tuba
timpani, triangle, cymbals, bass drum, harp, strings
Discography All Music Guide
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According to the page at, reinstrumented/revised with the help of Grzegorz Fitelberg. "The original version was first performed by the Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra under Fitelberg during the first "Young Poland in Music" concert, a historic event in the Polish music, held by the Young Polish Composers' enterprise "Spółka Nakładowa Młodych Kompozytorów Polskich" in Warsaw on 6th February 1906. The second version was first performed in Vienna on 13th March 1919 by the Tonkünstlerverein Orchestra under Oskar Nedbal."