Violin Concerto No. 1 (Piston)
Walter Piston's Concerto No. 1 for Violin and Orchestra was written in 1939 and dedicated to violinist Ruth Posselt. On the 18th of March 1940, Posselt, backed by the National Orchestral Association under Léon Barzin gave the first performance at Carnegie Hall.
The work is in three movements:
- Allegro energico
- Andantino molto tranquillo
- Allegro con spirito
A typical performance will last around 25 minutes.
- Davis, Rachelle Marie. 2004. "Walter Piston's Concerto No. 1 for Violin and Orchestra: Thematic and Motivic Transformation, Style, and Violinistic Issues". DMA dissertation. Austin: University of Texas. ISBN 0-496-74348-1.
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