Piano Concerto No.1, Op.31 (Godard, Benjamin)




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Editor First edition
Publisher. Info. Paris: Brandus & Cie., n.d.[1880]. Plate B. et Cie. 12629.
Misc. Notes Original images: ca.400dpi, color jpg files approx. 4500 by 5650 pixels. Editing: re-sampled to 600dpi, converted to black and white tif files, de-skewed, and set uniform margins. This file is based on high-resolution images obtained from the source using a method explained on this page. First page of the Violin I part had been stamped 1880 by the Bibliothèque nationale de France.
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Arrangements and Transcriptions

For 2 Pianos

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Publisher. Info. Paris: Brandus et Cie., n.d.[1879]. Plate B. & Cie. 12451.
Misc. Notes Publication noted in the Bibliographie de la France 2e série, 68e année, Nº 29, 19 Juillet 1879, p.453, r.2481. (concerto for piano with the accompaniment of a second piano = 2-piano version/reduction)
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General Information

Work Title Piano Concerto No.1
Alternative. Title
Composer Godard, Benjamin
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. Op.31
Key A minor
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 4 movements:
I. Andante — Allegro vivace
II. Scherzo. Allegretto non troppo
III. Andante quasi adagio
IV. Vivace ma non troppo — Allegro non troppo
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1875?
First Publication. 1879 (full score)
Average DurationAvg. Duration 30 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation Solo: piano
Orchestra: 2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets (A), 4 bassoons, 2 horns (F/D/B), 2 trumpets (A), 3 trombones, timpani, strings
External Links Hyperion Records
All Music Guide

Misc. Comments

According to WorldCat (manuscript full score, at BNF) : published in 1879 by Brandus. (BdlF suggests 1880/81 - maybe. There's an entry in January 1881 for Godard concerto for piano, arranged for orchestra- it is unclear quite what this might mean. "Arranged" may mean, as it often meant in the 19th century, "laid out in full", orchestrated, etc., as distinguished from piano-reduced. Parties séparées is also part of the BdlF description there- so one can say maybe 1879 (full score), 1880/1881 (parts)!)