Piano Concerto No.2, Op.16 (Cramer, Johann Baptist)




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Publisher. Info. Leipzig: Breitkopf & Härtel, n.d. Plate 2639.
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General Information

Work Title Piano Concerto No.2
Alternative. Title Deuxieme Concerto pour le Pianoforte avec accompagnement de l'Orchestre ad libitum
Composer Cramer, Johann Baptist
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. Op.16/M.1.2
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IJC 25
Key D minor
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 3 movements:
  1. Allegro non tanto
  2. Andante cantabile (F major)
  3. Rondo. Allegretto
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. ca. 1796
First Performance. probably 18 Feb 1796 at the first Salomon Concert
First Publication. London: Birchall, advertised 4 July 1797
Dedication Miss Louisa Scott
Average DurationAvg. Duration 25 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Classical
Piece Style Classical
Instrumentation piano, orchestra ad lib. (2 oboes, horns, strings)
External Links All Music Guide
Description Page at Chandos with Program Notes PDF

Misc. Comments

Recorded, on the Chandos CD label, with his 7th and 8th concertos. Given Op.16 traditionally (and on the Chandos recording); Op.26 belongs now to Concerto 3 in D major of ca.1801 (Lindeman, p.101.)

A "Deuxième grand concerto" Op.26 dedicated to Miss Louisa Scott was published by Naderman by 1803 (see the Journal typographique et bibliographique, volume 5, no.43, p.368, dated 24 Thermidor An X - so, 12 August, 1802). Likewise the Breitkopf & Härtel edition of 1818 uses the Op.26 number.