Instrumentation: There are two versions
Full Orchestra version (2222-2200, timp, strings)
String Orchestra version (ed. by de Beenhouwer & Kowalewski):
Duration: 12 min
Konzertsatz (concerto movement) in F minor is a piano concerto movement Clara Schumann began writing in 1847, intending to give the finished work to her husband on his birthday. Why she never completed it is a matter of speculation. The fragment is clearly labeled “Concerto”, and consists of 175 measures, with “solo” and “tutti” (orchestra) indicated in the score. In 1994, Dutch pianist Josef Beenhouwer completed the movement, and it was published by Breitkopf & Hartel. It is a work with a noble power, and one is quickly impressed by its spacious beauty.