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25/03/1946 The first performance of Igor Stravinsky's "Ebony Concerto"


Igor Stravinsky’s 1945 “Ebony Concerto,”


OAV | Stravinsky: Ebony Concerto | Marino Delgado Rivilla, Freddy Kempf | L. Passerini


UMO & Antti Sarpila: Igor Stravinsky - Ebony Concerto, Savoy Theatre - Helsinki 28.1.2010

The premiere of Ebony Concerto by Woody Herman's band First Herd took place in Carnegie Hall in NYC. Walter Hendl was chosen as conductor for the event. It was a jazz-based version of concerto grosso, a form of baroque music, with a blues as the slow movement. Stravinsky dedicated the work to band's leader – Herman.
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