|Incipit||1. (Double Bass Solo)|
|Composition Year||1785 ca.|
|Genre Categories||;; ; ;|
|Work Title||Double Bass Concerto No.1 in E-flat major|
|Composer||Hoffmeister, Franz Anton|
|I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No.||IFH 81|
|Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp.||1785 ca.|
|First Publication.||1966 - Friedrich Hofmeister|
|Average DurationAvg. Duration||20 minutes|
|Composer Time PeriodComp. Period||Classical|
|Instrumentation||double bass, orchestra|
|Primary Sources||Gesellschaft der Musikfreunde, Vienna (A-Wgm): Sign. IX 6394c|
|External Links||A History of the Double Bass in 100 Pieces|
The only primary source is a collection of parts in the possession of the Gesellschaft der Musikfreunde in Vienna. It contains parts for timpani and trumpet that seem to have been arranged afterwards, as well as a clarinet arrangement of the solo violin in the second movement. The original key is E-flat major, with the solo double bass notated in D major and tuned a semitone higher than usual. It was likely composed for either Johann Matthias Sperger, Josef Kämpfer (1735-1797) or Friedrich Pischelberger (1741-1813).
The numbering "No.1" is not authentic and derives from its being published in the 20th century as the first of the three. This first edition from Friedrich Hofmeister, edited by Konrad Siebach, is famously bad.