Concerto for 2 Pianos in E major, MWV O 5 (Mendelssohn, Felix)




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For 2 Pianos, 4 hands (Isida)

MP3 file (audio)
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


PDF scanned by D-B
BachFan (2018/2/22)

Publisher. Info. Holograph manuscript, 1823-29.
Misc. Notes Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin (D-B): Mendelssohn Bartholdy, F. 15
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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 4.
Leipzig: Deutscher Verlag für Musik, 1961. Plate 4251a.
Misc. Notes Original scans: 300dpi, black and white, losslessly-compressed tif files. De-skewed, 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 E major
Alternative. Title
Composer Mendelssohn, Felix
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. MWV O 5
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IFM 23
Key E major
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 3 movements:
I. Allegro vivace (392 bars)
II. Adagio non troppo (129 bars)
III. Allegro (307 bars)
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1823 (09-13-10-17), revised 1829 or 1833
First Performance. 1824 (1829) - see below
  • First Private Performance: 1823-12-07 in Berlin, home of Abraham Mendelssohn
    Felix Mendelssohn and Fanny Hensel (pianos)
  • First Public Performance: 1829-07-13 in London
    Felix Mendelssohn and Ignaz Moscheles (pianos)
  • First Modern Performance: 1959-02-03 in Leipzig, Gewandhaus
    Günther Kootz and Dieter Zechlin (pianos) ; Gewandhaus Orchestra ; Franz Konwitschny (conductor)
First Publication. 1960 – Leipzig: Deutscher Verlag für Musik
Average DurationAvg. Duration 32 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation 2 pianos, orchestra
Solo: 2 pianos
Orchestra: 2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets (A), 2 bassoons
2 horns (E), 2 trumpets (E), timpani, strings
External Links Wikipedia article
All Music Guide

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The original version (1823) of the first movement has been published in an edition by Stephan D. Lindeman (Madison: A-R Editions, Inc., 1999). Google Preview contains information about the existing manuscripts.

Concertos by Felix Mendelssohn