Concerto for 2 Pianos in A-flat major, MWV O 6 (Mendelssohn, Felix)




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For 2 Pianos, 4 hands (Isida)

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Rockzaemon (2015/9/13)

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Rockzaemon (2015/9/13)

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Rockzaemon (2015/9/13)

Performer Pages Kazue Rockzaemon Isida (Piano)
Publisher Info. Tokyo: Rockza Music Edition
Misc. Notes Transcripted score is I am sold in Rockza's site.
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Sheet Music


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Publisher. Info. Holograph manuscript, 1824.
Misc. Notes Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin (D-B): Mendelssohn Bartholdy, F. 14
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Editor First edition
Karl-Heinz Köhler (1928-1997)
Publisher. Info. Leipziger Ausgabe der Werke Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdys
Serie 2: Konzerte und Konzertstücke, Band 5.
Leipzig: Deutscher Verlag für Musik, 1961. Plate 4252.
Misc. Notes Original scans: 300dpi, black and white, losslessly-compressed tif files approximately 2500 by 3500 pixels. Deskewed, re-sampled to 600dpi, and set uniform margins. Some partial loss of notes for the flute part due to top of page being cut off in original scans.
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General Information

Work Title Concerto for 2 Pianos in A major
Alternative. Title
Composer Mendelssohn, Felix
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. MWV O 6
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IFM 22
Key A-flat major
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 3 movements:
I. Allegro vivace (601 bars)
II. Andante (141 bars)
III. Allegro vivace (440 bars)
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1824 (09-05-11-12)
First Performance. 1824-12-26 in Berlin, Abraham Mendelssohn's house (in manuscript)
Felix Mendelssohn and Fanny Hensel, pianos soli

1959-11-22 in Berlin, Komische Oper (after publication)

Günther Kootz and Dieter Zechlin, pianos soli
Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin, Rolf Kleinert, conductor
First Publication. 1961 – Leipzig: Deutscher Verlag für Musik, Plate 4252.
Average DurationAvg. Duration 42 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation 2 pianos, orchestra
Soli: 2 pianos
Orchestra: 2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons
2 horns, 2 trumpet, timpani, strings
External Links Wikipedia article
All Music Guide

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First public performance is documented in the Berliner Allgemeine Musikalische Zeitung No.11 (March 14, 1827), pp.83–84 and No.12 (March 21, 1827), p.95 available at Google Books. While the work’s key is not mentioned it does state one of the movements is an andante (not found in the E major concerto).

Concertos by Felix Mendelssohn