Movement 1: Allegro agitato
Movement 2: Allegretto
Movement 3: Allegro agitato
Mendelssohnian influence is not hard to detect in this Konzertstück, alongside snatches of Weber and Schubert. The work is skilfully scored for large orchestra, including trombones. It opens in the minor in serious, even ominous, mood. The second subject brings relief with a switch to the major and the opportunity for lyricism. Heinze shows little enthusiasm for developing his material, preferring instead to enrich the work with new tunes before bringing in the recapitulation. The soloist is then allowed to interrupt proceedings with an extended cadenza (there had been several earlier attempts to do so) and the work ends triumphantly.
from notes by Hyperion Records Ltd © 1989