Concerto for 2 Pianos in A-flat major, MWV O 6 (Mendelssohn, Felix)

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Karl-Heinz Köhler (1928–1997)
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Publisher Info.:

Leipziger Ausgabe der Werke Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdys
Serie 2: Konzerte und Konzertstücke, Band 5.
Leipzig: Deutscher Verlag für Musik, 1961. Plate 4252.


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General Information

Work Title Concerto for 2 Pianos in A major
Alternative Title
Composer Mendelssohn, Felix
Opus/Catalogue Number MWV O 6
Key A-flat major
Movements/Sections 3 movements
I. Allegro vivace
II. Andante
III. Allegro vivace
Year/Date of Composition 1824
First Performance 1827-02-20 in Stettin (in manuscript)
Felix Mendelssohn and Carl Loewe, pianos soli

1959-11-22 Berlin, Komische Oper (after publication)

Günther Kootz and Dieter Zechlin, pianos soli
Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin, Rolf Kleinert, conductor
First Publication 1961 – Leipzig: Deutscher Verlag für Musik, Plate 4252.
Average Duration 42 minutes
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation Soli — 2 Pianos
Orchestra2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets in B/A, 2 bassoons, 2 horns in E/E, 2 trumpets in E, timpani, strings
External Links Wikipedia article

Misc. Comments

First public performance is documented in the Berliner Allgemeine Musikalische Zeitung No.11 (March 14, 1827), pp.83–84 and No.12 (March 21, 1827), p.95 available at Google Books. While the work’s key is not mentioned it does state one of the movements is an andante (not found in the E major concerto).

Concertos by Felix Mendelssohn
  • Violin Concerto in D minor (1822)
  • Double Concerto in D minor for Violin, Piano and Strings (1823)
  • Violin Concerto in E minor, Op.64 (1844)
  • Cello Concerto (after 1844, lost)
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