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The early manuscripts are dated 1897, with revisions taking place before 1904 and again in 1906-7 and 1909 (RT, 164).
The compositional history of the Piano Concerto is among the most complex of Delius's
Sketch material, mainly related to the earlier versions, in ink and pencil.
Notes for the work contained in a notebook of miscellaneous notes and sketch material for various works.
The first page of score is stamped 'From Percy Grainger|7 Cromwell Place|White Plains. N.Y. U.S.A.|
Grainger has also written 'Duration|18 minutes'
This is a photostat copy of a manuscript full score, in a copyist's hand, once belonging to Percy Grainger. Each page is marked 'Delius: Piano Concerto, Conductor's Score' by Grainger, and at the end of the score is a marking '1914, Wien'. The score contains many conductor's marks made before photographing, some in Grainger's hand. After photography the score was used by Beecham, and shows his blue pencil markings. This score shows substantial differences with the 1907 Harmonie-Verlag edition, but is in general agreement with the 1951 Boosey & Hawkes edition (see RL, 152).
This item reflects a transitional stage in the life of the final, published version of the work. It is in Universal Edition covers (UE no. 3901, 1921), but the interior is the 1907 Harmonie-Verlag edition, but with numerous pastings over and corrections which update the score to the definitive version. In addition, this copy contains numerous markings in pencil and blue pencil, the latter certainly, and the former probably by Beecham. Notes in the Delius Trust's Accessions book (by Threlfall) indicate that Universal never re-engraved the full score, but provided copies amended in this form.
An additional copy of the Universal Edition 1921 full score, with pasted corrections and Beecham's markings in various pencil colours.
This manuscript contains i) sheets of drafts in score, mainly related to the 'Fantasy' version and ii) the autograph full score of the three-movement version, lacking the second movement, and with some conductor's markings (in crayon) and additions by Szántó and Delius.
Piano Concerto|Spring 1897
As well as Buths's arrangement of the three-movement version for two pianos, the manuscript contains the solo piano part for the 'Fantasy' version in a copyist's hand, with some additions by Delius.
Concerto|for Pianoforte & Orchestra|Frederick Delius| Grez sur Loing|Seine & Marne
A later version of the piano part than that which forms part of 1745/1/10. The manuscript also contains a draft of the final cadenza, in the composer's autograph.
Piano Concerto in C minor|(hitherto-unpublished 3-movement version, as performed in 1904)|2-piano score by Julius Buths
Fantasy for|Orchestra and Pianoforte|Fritz Delius.
The first page of score is marked 'Fritz Delius|1897'
The second item in MS Mus. 1745/1/10 is the solo piano part of this version of the work.
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