Clarinet Concerto No.4, WoO 20 (Spohr, Louis)



Sheet Music

Arrangements and Transcriptions


For Clarinet and Piano

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Publisher. Info. Unidentified Publisher, n.d.
Misc. Notes Perhaps the edition by Carl Rundnagel mentioned below, perhaps a more recent one? (Worldcat listings gives 29 pages- either for the piano score or for both piano score and clarinet part- for the Rundnagel edition- and gives Breitkopf Edition Nr. 4002, though even that is assuming this is the first printing or a reprint, or a simple remaking of it.
As noted below there are other editions also.
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Larghetto (No.2)

For Flute and Piano (Stark and Mächtle)

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alessio bacci (2012/10/15)

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Arranger Robert Stark (1847-1922), piano reduction
Editor A. Mächtle, flute part
Publisher. Info. Heilbronn a/N: C.F. Schmidt, n.d.[1896]. Plate C.F.S. 1254/55.
Misc. Notes This item is from the Collezione "Daini Bixio". Titled "Adagio"
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Free Recordings

Joshua Choi, clarinet, New Jersey Sinfonietta, August 2019

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General Information

Work Title Clarinet Concerto No.4
Alternative. Title
Composer Spohr, Louis
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. WoO 20
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. ILS 9
Key E minor
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 3 movements
I. Allegro vivace
II. Larghetto
III. Rondo al espagnol
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1829, Kassel
First Performance. 1829 June 12, Nordhausen Musical Festival
First Publication. 1884 or 1885
Dedication Johann Simon Hermstedt (1778—1846)
Average DurationAvg. Duration 25 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation Clarinet solo and Orchestra
2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons,
2 horns, 2 trumpets, 2 trombones, timpani, strings
Discography All Music Guide
External Links Hyperion Records

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Sketched in 1828, orchestrated in 1829 January. (Information from Hyperion Records notes, from biography of Spohr)

Published in 1885 in a piano reduction by Carl Rundnagel (1835-1911), and later (too recently I think) by Breitkopf in a reconstruction of the orchestral score (has the manuscript been lost??) by E. Hanisch. - Schissel

According to Keith Warsop (chairman, Spohr Society of Great Britain, 2008 notes to the Hyperion Recording of Spohr Concertos 3 and 4), manuscript parts became available for hire in 1884/85, and the Spohr’s autograph score was discovered in 1960 (leading to a scholarly edition published in 1976.) The 3rd concerto is still unpublished it seems though again the material is not lost, just in manuscript (if I read Warsop's notes right.