Piano Concerto (1965 -- 1966): WUORINEN, Charles

Piano Concerto (1965 -- 1966)

WUORINEN, Charles

Published by Circler Blue Print Co, New York, 1966
Soft cover
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Folio (15" X 20"). Stiff brown manila wrappers with brown cloth tape spine and matching outer edges. 190pp. Very good. Quite minor edgewear to outer wrappers (only); mild age toning to text block. Tight and attractive and exceptionally unusual copy of this orchestral piece, being the dedicatee's personal copy. This "edition" is a facsimile of Wuorinen's complete handwritten score, likely produced in only a handful of copies. The piece was commissioned by James Dixon, conductor of the University of Iowa Orchestra, who conducted the premiere performance with Wuorinen himself as soloist in May 1966. The title page bears a printed "to James Dixon" at the top, and below his printed name, Wuorinen boldly inscribes it in pencil "For James, with deepest appreciation / and gratitude. / Charles." Below this, Dixon adds in pencil, "Premiere Iowa City / May 1966 / Recorded Royal Philharmonic / London / Sept 9, 1968." Dixon's extensive pencilled notes, additions, corrections and so on appear throughout the entire score -- an intriguing insight into the conductor's creative process, and almost certainly accomplished with input from the composer himself. CHARLES WUORINEN (born 1938) is one of America's most prolific and versatile composers, the youngest ever to be awarded for Pulitzer Prize for Music (for "Time's Encomium," 1970). JAMES DIXON (1929-2007) was a well-known Iowa orchestra conductor and music educator. A choice copy: The dedicatee's personal copy of a working score, used in the premiere performance and inscribed by its Pulitzer Prize-winning composer. Bookseller Inventory # 37717

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Title: Piano Concerto (1965 -- 1966)

Publisher: Circler Blue Print Co, New York

Publication Date: 1966

Binding: Paperback

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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