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Rimsky-Korsakov Trombone Concerto By Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov



The Concerto for Trombone and Piano by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov was written in 1877. The concerto consists of three movements: an Allegro Vivace first movement, an Andante Cantabile second movement, and an Allegro-Allegretto third movement in the style of a march. The second and third movements conclude with cadenzas. A full performance of the piece lasts roughly ten minutes.

This concerto was composed for a fellow marine officer Leonov and premiered at a garrison concert at Kronstadt. It is often considered to be the definitive trombone concerto by trombonists. The classic recording is by Christian Lindberg and famously alters the cadenzas to include technical stunts such as multiphonics. Many performers have taken this recording as a cue to create their own interpretations of the cadenzas.

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