Igor Stravinsky wrote the Ebony Concerto in 1945 (finishing the score on December 1) for the Woody Herman band known as the First Herd. It is one in a series of compositions commissioned by the bandleader/clarinetist featuring solo clarinet, and the score is dedicated to him. It was first performed on March 25, 1946 in Carnegie Hall in New York City, by Woody Herman's Band, conducted by Walter Hendl.
|Date of composition||1945|
|Premiered||1946, March 25th (Carnegie Hall) in New York, NY, United States|
|Dedicated to||Dedicated to the clarinetist Woody Herman|
|Approx. duration||11 minutes|
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