Piano Concerto No.2, Op.42 (Ries, Ferdinand)

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Publisher. Info. London: L. Lavenu, n.d. Plate Ries' Concerto.
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General Information

Work Title Piano Concert No.2
Alternative. Title Concerto No.2
Composer Ries, Ferdinand
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. Op.42
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IFR 51
Key E-flat major
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 3 movements
I. Allegro con brio
II. Larghetto (attacca)
III. Rondo. Allegro non troppo (Rusian Air)
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1811, St. Petersburg
First Publication. 1812 – Leipzig: A. Kühnel
Dedication à Son Altesse Imperiale Rodolphe Archeduc d'Autriche
Average DurationAvg. Duration 30 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Classical
Instrumentation Solo: piano
Orchestra: flute, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons + 2 horns, 2 trumpets + timpani + strings
External Links Kühnel edition announced in the Allgemeine musikalische Zeitung (December, 1812).
Reviewed in Zeitung für die elegante Welt (April, 1813), p.672.

Misc. Comments

The actual title is "Concerto No.2"; of his eight (not nine!) piano concertos this was third to be composed and first to be published, but it is the second of his concertos (not counting the concerto for two horns and some others), the first being the violin concerto (no.1) in E minor. Recorded at least once.