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Concerto in F

for piano and orchestra
edited by Frank Campbell-Watson
piano and orchestra
Edition: Performance material

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Following Rhapsody in Blue and its instantaneous success in February 1924, Walter Damrosch, conductor of the New York Symphony Society, commissioned Gershwin to write a true Concerto for piano and orchestra. It was a supreme test, but the Concerto in F resulted and was performed for the first time with Gershwin as a soloist under Damrosch with the New York Symphony Orchestra at Carnegie Hall December 3, 1925. In the opinion of this chronicler, it is his greatest work.

Gershwin, for the first time in his life, came to grips with a severe musical form, a form known to the masters and assiduously avoided by many of them. He was confronted with the problems of symphonic orchestration and instrumental balance per se and with the solo piano. He was obliged to bring to this formidable structure a musical idiom hitherto never attempted – and he succeeded on all accounts resulting in a work which today, after repeated hearings, has lost none of its greatness, freshness or brilliance. Frank Campbell-Watson

Orchestral Cast

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Content

I Allegro
II Adagio
III Allegro agitato

More Information

Title:
Concerto in F
for piano and orchestra
edited by Frank Campbell-Watson
Edition:
Performance material
Publisher/Label:
Gershwin Music
Year of composition:
1925
Duration:
33 ′
World Premiere:
December 3, 1925 · New York, NY (USA)
Carnegie Hall
George Gershwin, piano · Conductor: Walter Damrosch · New York Symphony Orchestra

Series:

Technical Details

Product number:
LSMC 20316
Delivery rights:
Worldwide

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Performances

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    Conductor: Eitan Globerson
    Orchestra: Simfonijski orkestar Muzičke akademije u Zagrebu
    April 22, 2024 | Zagreb (Croatia) , Koncertna dvorana Blagoje Bersa
  • Concerto in F
    Conductor: Eitan Globerson
    Orchestra: Simfonijski orkestar Muzičke akademije u Zagrebu
    April 20, 2024 | Zagreb (Croatia) , Koncertna dvorana Vatroslava Lisinskog
  • Concerto in F
    Conductor: Jonathan Butcher
    Orchestra: Isle of Wight Symphony Orchestra
    March 16, 2024 | Newport (United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland) , Medina Theatre
  • Concerto in F
    Conductor: Simon Rattle
    Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra
    March 4, 2024 | Bristol (United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland) , Bristol Beacon
  • Concerto in F
    Conductor: Simon Rattle
    Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra
    March 3, 2024 | London (United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland) , Barbican Hall
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