Cello Concerto No.2, Op.59 (Neruda, Franz)

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Publisher. Info. Holograph manuscript, n.d.(ca.1887)
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For Cello and Piano (Composer)

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Publisher. Info. Prague: Fr. A. Urbánek, n.d.[1889]. Plate U.473.
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Work Title Violoncelle Concert No. 2 (Ré mineur) pour violoncelle avec l'orchestre ou piano Op.59
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Composer Neruda, Franz
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. Op.59
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IFN 6
Key D minor
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 1 movement
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1887 ca?
First Publication. 1889?
Dedication Karl Davydov
Average DurationAvg. Duration 15 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation Solo: Cello
Orchestra: Flutes, oboes, clarinets in A, bassoons, horns in F, trumpets in F, timpani, strings
External Links Fleisher Collection

Misc. Comments

Recorded with 4 other Neruda concertos on cpo.

The evidence on the full score leaves open that the work might have been completed before 1887, since only the date of premiere, not of composition, is actually written anywhere on it.

The parts were also issued by Urbánek (in manuscript copies), also with plate U. 473. Fleisher gives first performance Copenhagen, 1888; handwritten notes in score would suggest 1887 January 15, Vienna and several other performances before 1888... Confusing...