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Concerto symphonique No 2 in B minor, Op 22
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The Concerto Symphonique in B minor, Op 22, was composed in 1844. It adheres to eighteenth-century structure with double expositions in the first movement (Maestoso). Only in the second movement does one perceive the radical changes which Litolff introduces to the genre: the Scherzo is used for the second movement, a new theme is used in the development sections, the third movement is a short and improvisational Andante, and the brilliant final Rondo-Allegretto begins with an ‘Elision/Introduction’.

The concerto is scored for two flutes, two oboes, two clarinets, two bassoons, four horns, two trumpets, three trombones, timpani and strings.

from notes by Ted Blair © 1997

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Details for CDA66889 track 2
Scherzo
Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-96-88902
Duration
4'00
Recording date
19 October 1996
Recording venue
Poole Arts Centre, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Andrew Keener
Recording engineer
Mike Hatch
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  1. Litolff: Concertos Symphoniques Nos 2 & 4 (CDA66889)
    Disc 1 Track 2
    Release date: January 1997
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