Improvisation (Becker, Jean)



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Cypressdome (2015/7/10)

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Schalltrichter (2015/7/18)

Editor First edition
Engraver Leipzig: Oscar Brandstetter.
Publisher. Info. Neue Musik-Zeitung, 1883, No.24.
Cologne: P.J. Tonger, 1883. Plate P.J.T. 3030, 24.
Misc. Notes Original images: ca.300dpi, color jpg files approx. 3340 by 4240 pixels. Editing: re-sampled to 600dpi, converted to black and white tif files, de-skewed, and set uniform margins. Violin part is a "paste-up" extracted from the piano score.
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General Information

Work Title Improvisation
Alternative. Title Improvisation für Violine und Klavier
Composer Becker, Jean
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 1 (Adagio — Andante)
First Publication. 1883 – Cologne: P.J. Tonger
Dedication Carolus Zimmer aus St. Louis
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation violin, piano

Misc. Comments

Hm, doesn't this look a bit incomplete? Closes on a dominant VII chord, so one would expect another (faster?) section in G minor (or major?) to follow. - R.P.
For what it's worth the next page in this issue of the Neue Musik-Zeitung is occupied by Weihnachtslied, Op.320 No.1 (Heiser, Wilhelm) so all that was published of Becker's Improvisation is posted here. - Cypressdome

I see the Weihnachtslied is in G major, so maybe Becker composed this piece as an introduction to Heiser's piece? - R.P.