Trauer-Symphonie, Op.23 (Romberg, Bernhard)

Sheet Music

Arrangements and Transcriptions

For Piano 4 Hands

PDF scanned by D-Mbs
Schissel (2013/5/9)

Publisher. Info. Leipzig: C.F. Peters bureau de musique, n.d.(1814). Plate 1118.
Misc. Notes RISM A/I R 2294.
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General Information

Work Title Trauer-Sinfonie
Alternative. Title Trauer-Symphonie: für 2 Violinen, 1 Flöte, 2 Hoboen, 2 Clarinetten, 2 Fagotte, 2 Hörner, Pauken, Viole und Bass
Composer Romberg, Bernhard
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. Op.23
Key C minor
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 2 movements.
  1. Andante lento maestoso - Allegro -
  2. Adagio non troppo
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1810?
First Performance. 1811 December 22, Leipzig (or earlier)
First Publication. 1812 ca.? – Leipzig: C.F. Peters
Dedication To the memory of Queen Louise of Prussia (1776–1810)
Average DurationAvg. Duration 22–27 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Classical
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation Flute, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons, 2 horns, timpani, strings
External Links Essay by Bert Hagels (in German). Hagels has prepared a new edition of the work, published 2007
RISM 400012947 (Einsiedeln manuscript copy. Estimated as 18th century copy though as Luise died in 1810 this seems inconsistent with title.)
RISM 452502137 (description of copy at Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin)

Misc. Comments

Recorded in 2007 (see WorldCat.) An ms copy full score and parts are at the Free Library of Philadelphia (see WorldCat.)

According to Hagels, the parts appeared in 1812, the piano duet reduction in 1814. The first known performance was in December 1811. This was not an official commission.