Fantaisie, Op.16 (Bennett, William Sterndale)

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Publisher. Info. Leipzig: Breitkopf und Härtel, n.d.[1837]. Plate 5821.
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Misc. Notes Alternative and shorter version of Scherzo, which omitted Trio, was published separately as 'Scherzo from Fantasia Op.13(sic)' by London, Leader & Cock, 1856, plate L. & C. 2354.
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Work Title Fantaisie
Alternative. Title
Composer Bennett, William Sterndale
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. Op.16
Key A major
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 4 movements
I. Moderato con grazia
II. Scherzo & Trio
III. Canzonetta
IV. Presto agitato
First Performance. 1845-01-23, London
First Publication. 1837
Dedication Robert Schumann
Average DurationAvg. Duration 24 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation Piano

Misc. Comments

Schumann found the work 'ringing with lovely melodies as over-richly as a nest of nightingales', and reciprocated by dedicating his Etudes Symphoniques Op.13 to Bennett, also published in 1837.

Published by Wessel & Stapleton of London in 1842, by the way. (Work was in print for 8 years in Germany, for 3 years in England, with no public performance? Odd.) - ES