Wilhelm Peterson-Berger (1867−1942)

Concerto (F-sharp minor) for violin and orchestra (violin concerto)

I. Allegro moderato, ma appassionato
II. Andante tranquillo e cantabile
III. Finale. Allegro moderato ma con fuoco

  • Year of composition: Stockholm 20 December 1928
  • Work category: Violin and orchestra
  • Dedication: Lottie Andréason 1937
  • First performed: Konsertföreningen in Stockholm 6 February 1929 (soloist: Nora Duesberg-Baranowski, cond.: Wilhelm Peterson-Berger)
  • Duration: Approx. 30-40 min
  • Detailed duration: 32 min

Instrumentation

2*.2.2*.2 / 3.3.3.1 / timp (Fiss-Ciss), perc, hp, pno / str
(picc, bass clar)
perc: cymb, bass dr, trgl, glsp

Examples of printed editions

Abraham Lundquists Musikförlag, Ed. no. 5325 (piano reduction and separate violin part)
Score also exists in manuscript (original and photo print) at Musik- och teaterbiblioteket

  • Location autograph: Musik- och teaterbiblioteket

Examples of recordings

Phono Suecia (1996) Nilla Pierrou, RSO (Radiosymfonikerna), Stig Westerberg, PSCD 95 (recorded in 1967)
CPO (2005) Ulf Wallin, Norrköpings Symfoniorkester, Michail Jurowski, CPO 999984

Description of work

I. Allegro moderato, ma appassionato F-sharp minor 4/4 (C)
II. Andante tranquillo e cantabile B major 3/4
III. Finale. Allegro moderato ma con fuoco F-sharp minor 2/4