Concerto symphonique, Op.89 (Mayer, Charles)

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Publisher. Info. Paris: Richault, n.d.[1847]. Plate 11027 R.
Misc. Notes Original images: ca.300dpi, color tif files approx. 3300 by 4100 pixels. Editing: re-sampled to 600dpi, converted to black and white tif files, de-skewed, and set uniform margins. This file is based on high-resolution images obtained from the source using a method explained on this page. Includes two copies of violin II and viola. Timpani part missing.
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General Information

Work Title Concerto symphonique
Alternative. Title
Composer Mayer, Charles
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. Op.89
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. ICM 11
Key D major
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 3 movements
I. Allegro ma non troppo -- (after a pause)
II. Andante quasi allegretto (F major) --
III. Finale. Allegro (vivo) (D minor - D major)
First Publication. 1847 – Paris: Richault / Hamburg: Schuberth & Co.
Copyright Information Publication noted in the Bibliographie de la France 
(36th Year, No.42, 16 October 1847, p.508).
Dedication King Christian VII of Denmark
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation Solo: piano
Orchestra: 2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets (A/B), 2 bassoons + 2 horns (D/F), 2 trumpets (D/F) + timpani + strings

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Publication by Schuberth noted in Hofmeister's Monatsbericht (1847), p.59.

The first movement ends on a dissonant (transitional) held chord, a rest, a light bar, before the second movement begins, indicating that while the second movement is not to follow wholly without pause, they are not wholly separate movements either. The finale is Allegro in some parts, Allegro vivo in others (with a brief D minor introduction).

Note: Neue Berliner Musikzeitung, Volume 1 (Nº 30), 28 July 1847 issue, p.251, has a review of the recently issued Schuberth piano/orchestral parts.

Premiered probably no later than 1853 (if that late) - (based on a somewhat snarky (especially when the ellipses are filled out) 5 November 1853 letter by von Bülow to Liszt suggesting a performance was planned)- "Charles Mayer is roaming the streets, mad in love for a young Russian pianist... who is going to perform his Concerto symphonique in a charity concert" (Chopin: Pianist and Teacher: As Seen by His Pupils, p.168)