Wilhelm Stenhammar (1871−1927)

Concert (B-flat minor)
[Piano concerto no. 1]

opus 1

1. Molto moderato e maestoso
2. Vivacissimo
3. Andante
4. Allegro commodo

  • Year of composition: 1893
  • Work category: Piano and orchestra
  • First performed: 17 March 1894 at the Swedish Theatre, Stockholm. Soloist: the composer together with the Royal Court Orchestra, conducted by Conrad Nordqvist
  • Duration: Approx. 40-50 min
  • Detailed duration: 47-48 min

Instrumentation

2.2.2.2 / 4.2.3.0 / timp / str

Examples of printed editions

• Edition for two pianos: Hainauer, Breslau / Henrik Hennings, Copenhagen / Leede, Leipzig / Schirmer, New York, 1893
• Score and parts: Nordiska Musikförlaget, Stockholm prob. 1993
• Edition for two pianos: Nordiska Musikförlaget, Stockholm 1993

  • Possible call no. and autograph comment: The autograph was destroyed during the bombings of the World War II.

Examples of recordings

Original version:
•Chandos, CHAN 9074, 1992, also Musica Sveciae, MSCD 9074
Mats Widlund, Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra, cond. Gennady Rozhdestvensky

BIS, BIS CD 714-716 , 1994
Lowe Derwinger, Malmö Symphony Orchestra, cond. Paavo Järvi

Kurt Atterberg's reconstruction:
• Sterling, S 1004-2, 1989
Irene Mannheimer, Gothenburg Symphonics, cond. Charles Dutoit

Description of work

1. Molto moderato e maestoso B-flat minor 4/4
2. Vivacissimo G-flat major 6/8
3. Andante A major 3/4
4. Allegro commodo B-flat minor/B-flat major