Clarinet Concerto No.4 (Spohr, Louis)

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For Clarinet and Piano

 Piano Score
#279426 - 2.27MB, 29 pp. -  4.7/10 2 4 6 8 10 (3- V/V/V - 1873x

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Ramancea (2013/4/30)

 Clarinet Part (in A)
#279425 - 0.88MB, 12 pp. -  9.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (2- V/V/V - 5126x

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Ramancea (2013/4/30)

Publisher Info.:

Unidentified publisher, n.d.(ca.1900).


Public Domain [tag/del]

Misc. Notes:

Perhaps the edition by Carl Rundnagel mentioned below, perhaps a more recent one? (Worldcat listings gives 29 pages- either for the piano score or for both piano score and clarinet part- for the Rundnagel edition- and gives Breitkopf Edition Nr. 4002, though even that is assuming this is the first printing or a reprint, or a simple remaking of it.
As noted below there are other editions also.


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II. Larghetto

For Flute and Piano (Stark and Mächtle)

 Piano Score (with Clarinet in C)
#254571 - 0.82MB, 4 pp. -  8.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (4- V/V/C - 1021x

PDF scanned by Bixio Coll.
alessio bacci (2012/10/15)

 Flute part
#254572 - 0.41MB, 2 pp. -  0.0/10 2 4 6 8 10 (0- V/V/C - 481x

PDF scanned by Bixio Coll.
alessio bacci (2012/10/15)

PMLP312095-Spohr score.pdf

Robert Stark (1847-1922), piano reduction
A. Mächtle, flute part

Publisher Info.:

Heilbronn a/N: C.F. Schmidt, n.d.[1896]. Plate C.F.S. 1254/55.


Public Domain [tag/del]

Misc. Notes:

This item is from the Collezione "Daini Bixio". Titled "Adagio"


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General Information

Work Title Clarinet Concerto No.4
Alternative Title
Composer Spohr, Louis
Opus/Catalogue Number WoO 20
Key E minor
Movements/Sections 3 movements
I. Allegro vivace
II. Larghetto
III. Rondo al espagnol
Year/Date of Composition 1829, Kassel
First Performance 1829 June 12, Nordhausen Musical Festival
First Publication 1884 or 1885
Average Duration 25 minutes
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation Clarinet solo and Orchestra
2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons,
2 horns, 2 trumpets, 2 trombones, timpani, strings.
External Links All Music Guide
Notes to A Hyperion Records Recording of the 4th Concerto

Misc. Comments

Sketched in 1828, orchestrated in 1829 January. (Information from Hyperion Records notes, from biography of Spohr)

Published in 1885 in a piano reduction by Carl Rundnagel (1835-1911), and later (too recently I think) by Breitkopf in a reconstruction of the orchestral score (has the manuscript been lost??) by E. Hanisch. - Schissel

According to Keith Warsop (chairman, Spohr Society of Great Britain, 2008 notes to the Hyperion Recording of Spohr Concertos 3 and 4), manuscript parts became available for hire in 1884/85, and the Spohr’s autograph score was discovered in 1960 (leading to a scholarly edition published in 1976.) The 3rd concerto is still unpublished it seems though again the material is not lost, just in manuscript (if I read Warsop's notes right.

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