New facsimile edition

Alban Berg
Violinkonzert / Violin Concerto
Faksimile nach dem Autograph der Library of Congress, Washington

Commentary by Douglas Jarman

Berg: Violin Concerto, label

Berg: Violin Concerto
Detail of Score

Berg: Violin Concerto, Allegretto

beginning of Allegretto (second part of 1st movt.)

Berg's best known and most frequently performed instrumental work. Combines the twelve tone technique with passages written in a freer more tonal style. It was first performed April 19, 1936 Palau de la Música Catalana for the XIV International Society of Contemporary Music Festival, Louis Krasner playing the solo part and conducted by Hermann Scherchen.


Meisterwerke der Musik im Faksi- mile, 22. Laaber, 2011. 4°, xv, 96 pp.

Full-color facsimile of the autograph dated August 11, 1935. The work was written on commission from the violinist Louis Krasner, but it was the death of Manon Gropius (daugther of Alma Mahler and Walter Gropius) that was the main impetus for Berg, setting aside work on Lulu, to complete the concerto. It was dedicated “To the memory of an angel”. Introduction in Ger-Eng. Hardbound.  $249

OMI - Old Manuscripts & Incunabula
PO Box 6019 FDR Station New York NY 10150
tel/fax 212/ 758-1946