Hamburger Concerto

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This article is about the album by Focus. For a work by the composer Ligeti, see Hamburg Concerto.
Hamburger Concerto
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Studio album by Focus
Released April 1974 (1974-04)
Recorded January–March 1974
Studio Olympic Sound Studios
Genre Progressive rock, instrumental rock
Length 40:06
Label Polydor, Atco
Producer Mike Vernon
Focus chronology
At the Rainbow
Hamburger Concerto
Mother Focus
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]

Hamburger Concerto is the fourth studio album by the Dutch progressive rock band Focus. Released in 1974, it peaked at #20 on the UK charts.[2] The title track is based on Variations on a Theme by Haydn by Johannes Brahms.

Track listing[edit]

Side one[edit]

  1. "Delitae Musicae" (Jan Akkerman) - 1:13
  2. "Harem Scarem" (Thijs van Leer) - 5:50
  3. "La Cathedrale de Strasbourg" (Thijs van Leer) - 5:00
  4. "Birth" (Jan Akkerman) - 7:45

Side two[edit]

  1. "Hamburger Concerto" - 20:18
    • "Starter" (Thijs van Leer)
    • "Rare" (Jan Akkerman)
    • "Medium I" (Thijs van Leer)
    • "Medium II" (Jan Akkerman)
    • "Well Done" (Thijs van Leer)
    • "One for the Road" (Jan Akkerman)

CD bonus track[edit]

  1. "Early Birth" (Jan Akkerman) - (2:54)



  1. ^ "allmusic ((( Hamburger Concerto > Overview )))". Retrieved 2009-11-15. 
  2. ^ "Focus - Full Official Chart History". Official Charts Company. Official Charts Company. Retrieved 21 January 2016.