Joachim, Joseph
Fantasy on Hungarian Themes (1850), Fantasy on Irish [Scottish] Themes (1852) for Violin and Orchestra
Edition no.
BA 7898-90
ISMN
9790006566020
Volume / Series
BÄRENREITER URTEXT
Editor
Uhde, Katharina
Arranger
Schelhaas, Martin
Language(s) of text
German, English
Product format
Piano reduction, Part, Urtext edition
Instrumentation
Violin solo, Piano
Binding
Stapled
Pages / Format
XVI, 41/18 S. - 31,0 x 24,3 cm
Joseph Joachim’s “Fantasies on Hungarian and Irish [Scottish] Themes” was his first virtuoso music for the violin with orchestral accompaniment. Joachim was intent on creating popular works, not least at the urging of his family, but they also bore witness to his urbanity: the young Jewish-Hungarian musician spent many summers in England and its familiar, Irish melodies held great appeal for English audiences. Performances of the “Fantasy on Hungarian Themes” in German cities met his need for self-display as the “Hungarian lad”, to use Mendelssohn’s jocular epithet. Joachim was well aware that the style hongrois was all the rage in European capitals.
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