Clarinet Concerto No.2, Op.57 (Spohr, Louis)




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Copyist Maurice F. Powell, forward
Publisher. Info. Manuscript, n.d.(ca.1833).
Misc. Notes handwritten from parts by Henry Lazarus in 1833
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Editor First edition
Publisher. Info. Leipzig: C.F. Peters, n.d.(ca.1820). Plate 1657.
Misc. Notes Parts published ca.1820 from plate? Color image file includes multiple copies of the string parts. File #464666: Original images: ca.285dpi, color jpg files approx. 3000 by 3900 pixels. Editing: re-sampled to 600dpi, converted to black and white tif files, de-skewed, and set uniform margins.
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Arrangements and Transcriptions

For Clarinet and Piano

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Publisher. Info. Unidentified Publisher, n.d.
Misc. Notes This may be a reprint of Friedrich Demnitz's 1892 C.F. Peters clarinet/piano arrangement of the concerto, but who knows (without comparisons of different arrangements, comparison of this with Peters' standard 1890s style, etc.)
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General Information

Work Title Clarinet Concerto No.2
Alternative. Title Second concerto pour la clarinette avec accompagnemt de l'orchestre
Composer Spohr, Louis
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. Op.57
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. ILS 7
Key E-flat major
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 3 movements:
  1. Allegro
  2. Adagio
  3. Rondo alla Polacca
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1810
First Performance. 1810-07-22: Frankenhausen, by the dedicatee
First Publication. 1820 ca.
Dedication Johann Simon Hermstedt (1778—1846)
Average DurationAvg. Duration 25 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation Solo: clarinet (B)
Orchestra: 2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 bassoons + 2 horns (E/E), 2 trumpets (E) + timpani + strings
External Links Hyperion Records (Keith Warsop, Spohr Society of Great Britain)

Misc. Comments

Re premiere etc. see also Clive Brown's Spohr biography, pp.62-65 - description at Hyperion link is basically much condensed and quoted from Brown.