1877: Rimsky Korsakov: Trombone Concerto

TUESDAY, September 15, 2020 – 2:51 AM

Rimsky Korsakov: Trombone Concerto, age 33

  • Allegro Vivace first movement
  • Andante Cantabile second movement, and an
  • Allegro-Allegretto

Instrumentation:

  • solo trombone
  • piccolo, 2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 bassoons
  • E♭ clarinet, 3 B♭ clarinets, alto clarinet (bassett in F), bass clarinet (bassett in B♭)
  • 2 cornets in B♭,  2 trumpet in F, 2 trumpet in E♭
  • baritone, 2 horns in F, 2 horns in E♭, 3 trombones, 3 tubas
  • snare drum, bass drum, cymbals

1877…

The Concerto for Trombone and Military Band by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov was written in 1877.

Premiere

This concerto was composed for a fellow marine officer Leonov and premiered at a garrison concert at Kronstadt on 16 March 1878. The American premiere took place in June, 1952 at The Mall in Central Park, New York City with Davis Shuman, trombone and the Goldman Band.

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