Symphony, Op.59 (Cools, Eugène)


Sheet Music

Arrangements and Transcriptions

Andante (Movement II)

For Piano 4 Hands

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Schissel (2010/10/2)

Publisher. Info. Paris: Le Monde Musical, 1907. Plate M.M. 173.
Misc. Notes Color Scan. (Note: see notes to opus 59 for reasons this has been included in the opus 59 workpage - however: the slow movement of op.59 is a Lento sostenuto, not an Andante, which makes one wonder whether the movement published in Le Monde Musicale and duplicated above does belong to Opus 59.- Schissel)
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General Information

Work Title Symphony
Alternative. Title
Composer Cools, Eugène
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. Op.59
Key C minor
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 3 movements:
Lento-Allegro risoluto
Lento sostenuto
Scherzo vivace
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. by 1906
First Performance. by 1906
First Publication. 1907, slow movement. 1909, full score and piano duet reduction (by Paris: Max Eschig)
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Early 20th century
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation 3 Flutes, 2 oboes, English horn, 2 clarinets, bass clarinet, 2 bassoons, contrabassoon, 4 horns, 3 trumpets, 3 trombones, tuba, timpani, strings.

Misc. Comments

Assuming Cools wrote only one symphony, a Musical Times review of a performance places its composition and premiere around 1906. The Andante of what I believe to be op.59 was published in 1907 (as the supplement to the Monde Musical, 15 Jan. 1907) in pf4h reduction with the note that it received the 'prix crescent' in 1906, further evidence.

Publication noted in the Bibliographie de la France 2e série, 96e année, Nº 42, 18 Octobre 1907, p.622, r.6174. -- published in 1907 by Schott and also by Eschig (acc. to BNF.)

Free Library of Philadephia catalog entry contains instrumentation and movement listing. (I begin to wonder whether this shouldn't be moved to a separate andante for orchestra page - as an arrangement thereof - even if that andante comes from some symphony of Cools', perhaps even this one, despite the discrepant tempo marking. haven’t seen the score, or Pelliot's arrangement for 4-h of the entire symphony also published in 1909 by Eschig, can't compare. - Schissel

(The Boston Public Library Bulletin (1908-23) gives 1907, not 1909, for the date of the pub. of the orchestral score of Cools' symphony, interestingly...)

Further note - this could well be related to the symphony op.59 after all, which the Musimem biography confirms was composed in 1906 and performed in 1907- just as written on the document to-hand... despite the tempo disagreement with the score at Free Library of Philadelphia (which might be a later revision.)