Modern Suite, Op.144 (Hiller, Ferdinand)

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Publisher. Info. Leipzig: F.E.C. Leuckart, n.d.[1872]. Plate F.E.C.L.2359.
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General Information

Work Title Modern Suite
Alternative. Title
Composer Hiller, Ferdinand
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. Op.144
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IFH 31
Key G-sharp minor
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 6 movements:
  1. Preludio (Allegro) (G minor)
  2. Alla Polacca (G minor)
  3. Intermezzo (Allegro grazioso) (A major)
  4. Ballata (Andante con moto) (G minor)
  5. Alla Marcia (Vivo) (E major)
  6. Alla Cosacca (Allegro con fuoco) (G minor)
First Performance. 1871 February 9? (in Leipzig)
First Publication. 1872
Dedication Robert von Keudell (1824-1903)
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation piano

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According to a pianist's webpage, is due for release on a recording in late 2010, but has not (I believe) been recorded complete yet (individual movements have - the Alla Polacca had some favor as an independent movement, I knew of it before knowing of the suite.)

What may have been this suite was performed in Leipzig on February 9 1871 (according to AMZ February 15 1871, page 110), and this may have been its premiere. (However, other works listed in the concert report that were by Hiller- the 3rd piano quartet in A op.133 was performed on the 11th Feb., for instance, (a similarly lengthy program), and some songs for women's voices- are described explicitly as being performed zum ersten Male, so perhaps not. The concert listing in AMZ says 3. Suite for Pianoforte... but the 3 refers to place in the (large) program, not "3rd Suite".