Orchestral and ensemble works 1947 1963 1991

Symphony No. 1 (1. Sinfonie)

Year of composition 1947
New version for Chamber orchestra 1963
Revised version 1991
Version for 15 instruments as Chamber Concerto 05 (Kammerkonzert 05) 2005

Duration 17 minutes

Dedicated to Wenzel Lüdecke

I Allegretto con grazia
II Notturno
III Allegro con moto

World premieres

World premiere of the 2nd movement 1947

Darmstadt-Kranichstein

Conductor Hermann Scherchen

 

 

World premiere of the whole work 25. August 1948

Bad Pyrmont

Conductor Wolfgang Fortner

 

 

World premiere of the new version 9. April 1964

Berlin

Berliner Philharmonisches Orchester

Conductor Hans Werner Henze

 

World premiere of the revised version 2. October 1991

Berlin

Berliner Philharmonisches Orchester

Conductor Hans Werner Henze

Comment

The amendments and adjustments in the second revised version were made for a performance by the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra on 2 October 1991 and were later incor- porated in the score.

Hans Werner Henze

Instrumentation

1 Flauto anche Ottavino
1 Flauto contralto anche Ottavino
1 Oboe
1 Corno inglese
1 Clarinetto basso
2 Corni
2 Trombe
Timpani
Arpa
Celesta
Pianoforte
Archi

Fassung für 15 Instrumente: siehe Kammerkonzert 05