Violin Concerto - Op. 25

Composer:

Valery Zhelobinsky

Title/Parts:

Violin Concerto, Op. 25

  1. Fantasy - Allegro Moderato

  2. Intermezzo - Andante Sostenuto

  3. Finale - Presto

Instrumentation:

Presumably violin and orchestra, as the state archives in St. Petersburg claim to have autographs of orchestral parts. The commonly seen edition is arranged for violin and piano.

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Beginning of Mvmt. 1 - Fantasy, from the 1937(?) Muzgiz edition, arranged for piano and violin solo.

Date Information:

Composed in 1934, potentially going into 1935 (per archives listing and Muzgiz score).

Published Editions:
Notes: 

The St. Petersburg archives list having a copy which includes orchestral parts: https://spbarchives.ru/infres/-/archive/cgali/R-591/1/19

When the score is eventually (hopefully) obtained, this page will be updated with any relevant information regarding the full orchestral scoring.

Notable Performances:

1941 - David Sackson (violin) and Eugene Helmer (piano) - The Town Hall, New York City. Possibly the U.S. premiere performance.
1946 - Leonid Bolotine (violin) - The Town Hall, New York City.
No known recordings of the work exist.