|Genre Categories||; ; ;|
|Work Title||Sonata in D minor|
|Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp.||1897?|
|Dedication||Walter Macfarren? See above, below|
|Composer Time PeriodComp. Period||Romantic|
See(published by Simrock)- Also reviewed in Musical News p.152 of June 17 1899 issue (review of Sonata in D minor by Albanesi. Gives the dedicatee as Sir Walter Macfarren). Mentions that the 2nd movement of the sonata they're reviewing is in F major (as here) and mentions that the scherzo's trio is marked "Quasi preghiera". So almost certainly a review of the same sonata. The unknown-publisher (because title page and cover page are absent) scan above could be the Simrock 1899 (n.d. according to library catalogs, not ©) first edition- the plate is consistent.
Not sure whether it's sonata no.2 or 3. Ah. From MacFarren's "Memories: An Autobiography" p.257: " an occasion I remember with pleasure, because it was then [September 30 1897] that my friend Carlo Albanesi offered me the dedication of his second Sonata"... (assuming MacFarren wasn't the dedicatee of both sonatas 2 and 3...)
The Athenaeum Nov. 8 1902 describes "sonata no.3 in D minor" and its 4 movements in a concert review- and they sound rather like this too. Hrm. ...