Double Bass Concerto No.2 in E-flat major, Kr.172 (Dittersdorf, Carl Ditters von)

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D major transposition

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Misc. Notes With this the soloist can play with normal double bass tuning (g,d,a,e)
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Double Bass solo

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Publisher. Info. Manuscript, n.d.(ca.1775-99).
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Misc. Notes From the collection of Johann Matthias Sperger.
Archived at Mecklenburg Landesbibliothek in Schwerin (D-SWl, Mus.1688).
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Publisher. Info. Mainz: B. Schott's Söhne, No.2473, 1938. Plate 35316.
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Misc. Notes orchestra parts in D major. With this the soloist can play with normal double bass tuning (g,d,a,e)
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Arrangements and Transcriptions

Complete

For Double Bass and Piano

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Misc. Notes Tischer-Zeitz's edition is transposed to concert E major
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Cadenzas

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General Information

Work Title Concerto for Double Bass No.2 in E major
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Composer Dittersdorf, Carl Ditters von
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. Kr.172
Key E major (bass plays in D major)
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 3 movements
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1762
First Publication. 1763
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Classical
Piece Style Classical
Instrumentation Solo: double bass
Orchestra: 2 flutes, 2 horns, strings, continuo

Misc. Comments

  • Grove Music doesn't list a double bass concerto in E major, only 2 in E major, though it references others (instruments not given) that are doubtful or spurious.
  • A score is published by Luck's Music Library, in which the orchestral instrumentation is 2 flutes, 2 horns, strings, cembalo.
  • The Schott edition parts appear to be out of print.
Well, the bass part looks like D major to me. Is it meant to be played scordatura? Or is this a D major work and is "E major" just a misreading after all? - Schissel
Take a look at RISM 240001394 - it seems there are several versions of this, the earliest copy in E major. I believe there was some old convention of tuning the double basses differently (scordatura) for certain keys. - Fynnjamin
This is all correct- the "Viennese tuning" used by the 5 string solo contrabass (D/F-A-d-f#-a) was often tuned up a half step to sound in Eb. The solo part was notated in D and sounded in Eb. The orchestral parts were notated and sounded in Eb. The E major editions are solely an adaptation to enable the use of modern "solo tuning" (F#-B-e-a) on a 4 string instrument tuned in 4ths. - Rechel