Violin Concerto No.2, Op.131 (Godard, Benjamin)

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Publisher. Info. Berlin: Adolph Fürstner, 1892. Plate A. 4433 F.
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General Information

Work Title Violin Concerto No.2
Alternative. Title
Composer Godard, Benjamin
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. Op.131
Key G minor
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 3
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1891
First Performance. 1892 January 14? (Boston Symphony/Anton Seidl/Johannes Wolff, violin)
First Publication. 1892
Dedication A mon ami Johannes Wolff (b. 1862)
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation solo: violin
orchestra: 2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons, 2 horns, 2 trumpets, trombone, timpani, percussion, strings

Misc. Comments

A program in the 1891/1892 Musical Yearbook of the United States announcing the Boston Symphony's 1891/92 season describes the upcoming 1/14/1892 concert as containing the Godard performance and has the words "first time" - whether this is a world premiere or a US premiere (or even just a Boston Symphony premiere) is not clarified. Assuming the former?

(More or less the composer's 3rd violin concerto, after "Op.29" in D minor (manuscript, may only exist in violin/piano reduction, digitzed by the French National Library) and the Concerto romantique, Op.35 in A minor.)