Violin Concerto, Op.20 (Sinigaglia, Leone)


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Publisher. Info. Leipzig: Breitkopf und Härtel, 1903. Plate Part.-B. 1684.
Misc. Notes This file is part of the Sibley Mirroring Project.
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2013 performance by Laura Marzadori, violinist; Orchestra Città di Ferrara, with conductor Marco Zuccarini. Javascript is required to submit files.

General Information

Work Title Violin Concerto
Alternative. Title Konzert für Violine und Orchester
Composer Sinigaglia, Leone
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. Op.20
Key A major
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 3 movements:
  1. Allegro risoluto
  2. Adagio (F major)
  3. Allegro vivo e con grazia
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1901
First Performance. 1901 November 9, Arrigo Serato, violin, in Berlin
Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor Josef Řebíček
First Publication. 1903
Dedication Arrigo Serato (1877–1948)
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation violin and orchestra
Solo - violin
2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets (B/A), 2 bassoons
4 horns (F/E), 2 trumpets (D), timpani, strings
External Links MPH Reprint Preface (Benjamin Earle, 2015)

Misc. Comments

  • Notes to Toccata Classics recording of Sinigaglia's violin sonata for premiere location, date and violinist for concerto. (A Musical Times of London report June 1, 1902 page 410, finds Serrato also playing the concerto again sometime in 1902- perhaps in May - in Milan, so the violinist obviously did not merely drop the work after premiering. Indeed, according to Phillip Silver's notes to the sonata recording, this concerto helped introduce Sinigaglia to the wider world.)

The violin concerto was performed in Köln December 3 1907 (Neue Zeitschrift für Musik, 75. Jahrgäng, page 85) which would seem to be consistent with this last.

There seem to be two recordings on YouTube, one from an RAI broadcast (also available from RAI's website as a download) lasting about 26 minutes, and the above (Marzadori/Zuccarini) 2013 recording lasting about 40 minutes. Some of this may be tempi, but perhaps the RAI recording is also cut? - Schissel