Concert-Piece No.1, Op.23 (Matthay, Tobias)
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Arrangements and Transcriptions
For 2 Pianos
Milan: G. Ricordi & Co., 1909. Plate 112374.
This file is part of the Sibley Mirroring Project. Piano II serving as a reduction of the orchestra with indications as to instruments; not (apparently) meant as a "concerto for 2 pianos" concert alternative.
|Work Title||Concert-Piece No.1|
|Alternative Title||Concert-piece (concerto in one movement) for Pianoforte and Orchestra, No.1 in A minor|
|Year/Date of Composition||before 1895?–1909|
|First Performance||1909 August 28, London, Queen’s Hall (Prom 13)|
|Piece Style||Early 20th century|
Revised often before publication according to Jessie Henderson Kennedy Matthay's "The Life and Works of Tobias Matthay" (Boosey&Hawkes, 1945).
A manuscript reduced (2-pianos) score ("appears to be a working copy") of what is probably the same work at RAM (Royal Academy of Music catalog) has the date ca.1895, so an early version was finished then.
Note that an even earlier concert-piece in 2-piano reduction and full score from 1881 in D minor is in the RAM library.