Cello Concerto, Op.52 (Pfitzner, Hans)

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Arrangements and Transcriptions

For Cello and Piano (Klussmann)
Icon US-flag.png Piano Score and Cello Part PDF file, Scanned by Internet Archive   
38 pages, 3.48 MB Uploader: Cypressdome (8 October 2011)   

Ernst Gernot Klussmann (1901–1975)

Publisher Info.:

Berlin: Johannes Oertel, 1944. Plate J.O. 8336/8339.


This file is public domain in the USA only!
It is not PD in Canada, the EU or elsewhere.

Misc. Notes:

Klussmann's arrangement is PD-US due to the failure to register the work with the U.S. Copyright Office and failure to file an NIE. Original scans: 300dpi, color jpg2000 files with 3200 by 4000 usuable pixels. Converted to black and white tif files, de-skewed, re-sampled to 600dpi, and set uniform margins.


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General Information

Work Title Cello Concerto
Alternative. Title Cello Concerto No.2
Composer Pfitzner, Hans
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. Op.52
Key A minor
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 4 movements
I. Ruhig
II. Nicht zu schnell
III. Feierlich
IV. Allegretto
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1943
First Publication. 1944 – Berlin: Johannes Oertel
Dedication Ludwig Hoelsher
Average DurationAvg. Duration 20 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Early 20th century
Piece Style Early 20th century
Instrumentation Solo: cello

Misc. Comments

Concerto op.posth in A minor (1888), no.1 in G major (1935), no.2 in A minor (1943) (hrm. ok, also referred to as concerto no.2 with the op posth a minor given no number)