Violin Concerto No.1, Sz.36 (Bartók, Béla)

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Performer Pages Isaac Stern (violin)
Philadelphia Orchestra (orchestra)
Eugene Ormandy (conductor)
Publisher Info. Columbia Masterworks, No.MS 6277, 1961.
Misc. Notes Source: Internet Archive
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Publisher. Info. London: Boosey & Hawkes, 1956. Plate B. & H. 18502.
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Publisher. Info. London: Boosey & Hawkes, 1956. Plate B. & H. 18506.
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General Information

Work Title Violin Concerto No.1
Alternative. Title
Composer Bartók, Béla
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. Sz.36 ; BB 48a
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IBB 59
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 2 movements:
  1. Andante sostenuto
  2. Allegro giocoso
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1907-08
First Performance. 1958 May 30
Basel: Hans-Heinz Schneeberger, violin / Basler Kammerorchester, Paul Sacher
First Publication. 1956 - London: Boosey & Hawkes
Dedication Stefi Geyer
Average DurationAvg. Duration 21 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Early 20th century
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation violin, orchestra
2 flutes (2nd also piccolo), 2 oboes, English horn
2 clarinets (2nd also bass clarinet), 2 bassoons
4 horns, 2 trumpets, 2 trombones, tuba
timpani, triangle, bass drum, 2 harps, strings
Related Works The first movement was reworked later and published as the first of 2 Portraits
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