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Encyclopedia > Violin Concerto (Walton)

The Violin Concerto of William Walton was written in 193839 and reorchestrated in 1943. It has three movements: A violin concerto is a concerto for solo violin and orchestra. ... William Turner Walton (March 29, 1902–March 8, 1983) was a British composer influenced by the works of Stravinsky, Sibelius and the jazz genre. ... 1938 was a common year starting on Saturday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1939 was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1943 is a common year starting on Friday. ...

  1. Andante tranquillo
  2. Presto capriccioso alla napolitana
  3. Vivace

(See the article Tempo for explanation of the above terms.) Vivace is Italian for lively. Vivace is used as an Italian musical term indicating a movement that is in a lively mood (and so usually in a fast tempo). ... In musical terminology, tempo (Italian for time) is the speed or pace of a given piece. ...


The concerto was written for Jascha Heifetz, who commissioned it in 1936, and was edited by him before its first performance. The premiere of the original version took place on December 7, 1939, in Cleveland, with Heifetz on violin and the Cleveland Orchestra conducted by Artur Rodzinski. The revised version premiered on January 17, 1944, at Civic Hall, Wolverhampton, with Henry Holst on violin and the Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Sir Malcolm Sargent. Jascha Heifetz 1740 Guarneri del Gesu, the ex. ... 1936 was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... December 7 is the 341st day (342nd on leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... City nickname: The Forest City Location Location in Cuyahoga County, Ohio Government County Cuyahoga Mayor Jane Campbell Physical characteristics Area      Land      Water 213. ... The Cleveland Orchestra is one of the major symphony orchestras in the United States. ... Artur Rodzinski (January 1, 1892 - November 27, 1958) was a Polish conductor. ... January 17 is the 17th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1944 was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will take you to calendar). ... Wolverhampton is an industrial, commercial and university city and metropolitan borough in the English West Midlands, traditionally part of the county of Staffordshire. ... The Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra is one of the UKs longest established orchestras, and is based in Liverpool. ... Harold Malcolm Watts Sargent (April 29, 1895 – October 3, 1967) was a British conductor, organist and composer. ...


The concerto, about a half-hour in length, is scored for violin solo and standard orchestra (the revision pared down the percussion section from the original). Like the viola concerto (1929), with which, along with Façade (192122), the composer had made his name, the work follows a pattern of lyrical opening—scherzosonata-form finale. Viola Concerto (Walton)-- Written in 1929 for the famous violist Lionel Tetris, Walton modeled the concerto around Prokofievs First Violin Concerto, of which he was an admirerer. ... 1929 was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1921 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... 1922 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... A scherzo (plural scherzi) is a name given to a piece of music or a movement from a larger piece such as a symphony. ... Sonata form refers to both the standard layout of an entire musical composition and more specifically to the standardized form of the first movement. ...


Among the works written by Walton around the same time are the march Crown Imperial and In Honour of the City of London for double chorus and orchestra (both 1937) and the second orchestral suite from Façade (1938). The violin concertos of Samuel Barber, Ernest Bloch, Benjamin Britten, Karl Amadeus Hartmann, and Paul Hindemith are contemporary, and Berg's, Schoenberg's, Sessions's, Bartok's second, and Prokofiev's second violin concertos were completed within the three years preceding the start of Walton's composition. 1937 was a common year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar). ... Alban Bergs Violin Concerto was written in 1935 (the score is dated August 11, 1935). ... The Violin Concerto by Arnold Schoenberg dates from Schoenbergs time in the United States of America, where he had moved in 1933 to escape the Nazis. ...


External link

William Walton site, link


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Violin concerto - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (508 words)
In some violin concertos, especially from the Baroque and modern eras, the violin (or group of violins) is accompanied by a chamber ensemble rather than an orchestra—for instance, Vivaldi's L'estro armonico, originally scored for four violins, two violas, cello, and continuo, and Allan Pettersson's first concerto, for violin and string quartet.
Violin Concerto No. 2 in C sharp minor, op.
Violin Concerto No. 2 in F sharp minor, op.
Viola Concerto (Walton) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (180 words)
The Viola Concerto by William Walton was written in 1929 for the famous violist Lionel Tertis.
The concerto was modelled on Prokofiev's First Violin Concerto, which Walton admired.
Many soloists better known for their violin playing have also recorded the concerto, including Nigel Kennedy, Maxim Vengerov, and Yehudi Menuhin.
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