Violinkonzert [Piano-violin reduction]. Alban BERG.

Violinkonzert [Piano-violin reduction]

Ausgabe für Klavier und Violine

Wien: Universal-Edition [PN U.E. 10903], 1938.

Small folio. 2ff. (title, contents, instrumentation, dedication: "Dem Andenken eines Engels"), 5-55, [1] (blank) pp.

Additional dedication printed to head of title: "Für Louis Krasner"

Binding slightly rubbed and bumped. Dampstaining to upper margin throughout, occasionally touching music. Lacking the separately-printed violin part.

First Edition of this arrangement. Redlich XX.

The full score was published in 1936.

The present arrangement (not credited in the edition) is by the Austrian pianist Rita Kurzmann (née Pollak, 1900-1942). She premiered it with violinist Louis Krasner (1903-1995), who had commissioned the concerto. Kurzmann was engaged in the workers' music movement and emigrated to Argentina in 1936.

The double dedication—to Krasner and the "memory of an angel"—is noteworthy. The "angel" is Manon Gropius (1916-1935), daughter of Alma Mahler-Gropius (1879-1964) and Walter Gropius (1883-1969), whose early death from poliomyelitis shocked Vienna.

Item #33365

Price: $150.00  other currencies

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