Duo concertant en Variations brillantes, Op.87b (Moscheles, Ignaz)

Ambox notice.pngThis is a collaborative work by Ignaz Moscheles and Felix Mendelssohn.



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Publisher. Info. Leipzig: Kistner, n.d. Plate 1707 (1646).
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For Piano 4 hands

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Publisher. Info. Berlin: Schlesinger, n.d.[1834]. Plate M.S. 1540.
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Work Title Duo Concertant en Variations Brilliantes, Op.87b
Alternative. Title Title-page transcription
Duo concertant pour deux Pianos avec Accompagnement d'Orchestre (ad lib.) en Variations brillantes sur la Marche Bohémienne tirée du Mélodrame Preciosa de C. M. de Weber, composé par Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy et I. Moscheles
Composer Moscheles, Ignaz
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. Op.87b (Moscheles)
WoO 25 ; MWV O 9 (Mendelssohn)
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. None [force assignment]
Key C minor
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 7 sections:
Introduzione, Andante maestoso
Allegretto, Tempo di marcia
Variation 1, Animato, brillante
Variation 2, Agitato
Variation 3
Variation 4, Andante con moto
Finale, Allegro vivace
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1833
First Performance. 1833-05-01 in London
First Publication. 1833 - Leipzig: F. Kistner
Average DurationAvg. Duration 15 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation 2 Pianos 4 Hands or 2 Pianos and Orchestra
Related Works Based on Preciosa by Weber
Discography All Music Guide

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Collaborative work between Mendelssohn and Moscheles. Composed (if hastily) for 2 pianos and orchestra for a concert with Mendelssohn, Moscheles (and orchestra), published in reduction for 2 pianos. Felix composed the first two variations, Moscheles the third and fourth, and the two collaborated on the finale.

Opus number, however, is from Moscheles' catalogue of works according to Todd (2003, pages 274-5 for a summary of all this).