Piano Quartet, Op.2 (Westrop, Henry)
Scores and Parts
London: Augener & Co., n.d.(1873?). Plate 14.
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The pages have been arranged 2-up in imposition (booklet) order for duplex printing on A3 paper and require an A3 printer. Alternatively, this work can be mail-ordered from Ourtext's website: . Ourtext prints have undergone editing, and legibility and accuracy can be expected to be superior to Merton archive files displayed here. The Nov.1 1873 Monthly Musical Record has a review of this publication- maybe the ca.1870s date that was originally here was accurate after all. Hrm... wonder if I can find an earlier review of the Augener publication... (low plate explained below: this was originally published in 1838, the Augener may be a reprint of that original publication and the Merton in turn a reprint thereof...)
|Work Title||Piano Quartet|
|Alternative Title||Quartett ; Quartetto concertante?|
|Instrumentation||Violin, Viola, Cello, Piano|
Date- either composition, or premiere (not of publication, since Augener was not a Going Concern in 1850; though 1854-57 seems reasonable for publication- at a guess!- given the low plate number)- is a bracket-estimate from British Musical Biography (Brown, 1897) entry - which gives work the title Quartetto concertante. Indeed Purday published it as such in the 19th century (copy at Dutch Royal Lib) it seems, so will tag it as such (though the first edition doesn't, it was a contemporary, perhaps composer-approved alternate title.)
(Other chamber music by this Westrop- other composers of the same surname were published - includes a sonata with flute, a published piano trio a manuscript of which is also listed at Worldcat, and a few other works...)
?????!!! Apparently performed and (privately?) published in 1838- one finds a review in the Feb. 16, 1838 Musical World of what is clearly this work, though the publisher is perhaps the Society of British Musicians (or maybe that's just the premiere performers- that is, they are the group that premieres the work, but it's unclear who publishes it, at least from the review, I think.) The Augener could well be reissue of this- hence the low plate perhaps?...