Overture in C minor (Volkmann, Robert)


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Copyist Bruno Ahner (1866–1942)
Publisher. Info. Dresden: Br. Ahner, n.d. (ca.1894–1923).
Misc. Notes Original images: ca.200dpi, color jpg files approx. 1940 by 2530 pixels. Editing: re-sampled to 600dpi, converted to black and white tif files, de-skewed, and set uniform margins. On the title page: "Autographie Druck von Br. Ahner, Dresden, Amalienstrasse, 12." The Dresden city directories lists a Bruno Ahner (or Emil Bruno Ahner) at that address from 1894 until 1922/23. The source from which Ahner made this copy is apparently unknown.
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General Information

Work Title Overture in C minor
Alternative. Title Ouverture für Orchester; Ouverture von Robert Volkmann anno 1842
Composer Volkmann, Robert
Key C minor
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 1 (Allegro con brio)
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1842 (?)
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation Orchestra: 2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets (C), 2 bassoons + 4 horns (E/C), 2 trumpets (C), 3 trombones + timpani + strings

Misc. Comments

What, if any, relation this work has to Volkmann's Overture in C major, Op.Post. is unknown. That overture was published by Breitkopf und Härtel in 1895 (Hofmeister's Monatsbericht (1895), p.263). The composition date of 1842 is based solely upon the date given on Ahner's manuscript copy.