Grand Duo in D minor (Kalkbrenner, Friedrich Wilhelm)

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Publisher. Info. Bonn & Cologne: N. Simrock, n.d.(ca.1824). Plate 2157.
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Copyist Heinrich Nitschmann (1826-1905)
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Work Title Grand Duo in D minor
Alternative. Title Grand Duo; Grand duo : pour le piano forte et flûte (ou violoncelle, ou alto)
Grand Duo for Flute or Cello or Viola and Piano
Composer Kalkbrenner, Friedrich Wilhelm
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IFK 32
Key D minor
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 3 movements:
  1. Adagio
  2. Allegro agitato
  3. Tema: Andante (with 7 variations and coda)
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation flute (or cello or viola), piano

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The original combined cello and viola part is all in cello notation, hence a separate MS viola part in normal viola notation exists. The MS is by Heinrich Nitschmann (1826-1905).

The title page is lacking and nowhere on the parts does it say what the instrumentation is?... - I think these are the solo parts for a duo for flute -and- piano, _or_ cello and piano, -or- viola and piano, lacking the piano part. there is a similar such duo also in D minor by Kalkbrenner - opus 63 (Diabelli & C. plate 1673, 1820s) at the Dutch Royal Library (but with violin, flute, cello the alternate solo instruments, not flute, viola or cello with piano.) So I think that the description and tag here are wrong.

  • Agreed. there is a piano cue on the viola version, bar 20. Looking forward to seeing the piano part uploaded soon. Thank you Caprotti.

Thank you for finding the part! Great!

As to date: while 1824 is I suppose not a "date certain", this duo (or one of the same instrumentation) is listed among recentish publications in the March 1826 IntelligenzBlatt zur allgemeinen musikalischen Zeitung (vol.28, page 18 , US Google books link here.) Other works listed are in the opus 60s range.

However, this could perhaps be opus 11?, listed in an opus list preceding the Sieber edition of opus 14 (Trio No.2) (a later edition published ca.1826, not the first edition which was from Probst I think; containing selected works up to opus 49) as "duo avec violoncelle ou alto". According to the library description of op.11 in SLUB, the key is right... can't seem to find movement listings or RISM incipits though to even partially further confirm though (Sieber père plate 1945.)