Piano Concerto No.2, Op.56 (Moscheles, Ignaz)

Sheet Music


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Hobbypianist (2007/6/20)

Publisher. Info. Vienna: Unidentified Publisher, n.d.(ca.1825?).
Misc. Notes Possibly the Steiner/Haslinger edition of 1824. Unfortunately, lacking identifying information beyond "Wien". Not even necessarily an early edition (though the Gambogi and Klemm editions of the 1860s aren't from Vienna...)
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General Information

Work Title Piano Concerto No.2
Alternative. Title Grosses Concert No.2 in Es-dur für das Pianoforte mit Begleitung des Orchesters
Composer Moscheles, Ignaz
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. Op.56
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IIM 47
Key E-flat major
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 3 movements
  1. Allegro moderato (E major. = 104)
  2. Adagio (B major. Eighth-note.png = 76)
  3. Allegretto. Tempo di polacca (E major. = 96)
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1821 ca.?
First Performance. 1821 June 11 (partial, see below) or earlier
First Publication. 1824 – Steiner
Dedication Seiner Majestät dem Könige von Preußen Friedrich Wilhelm III in tiefster ehrfurcht zugeeignet (Frederick William III of Prussia, 1770–1840)
Average DurationAvg. Duration 30 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation Piano, Orchestra (2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons, 4 horns (2 optional), 2 trumpets, trombone (+ bass trombone), timpani, strings)
Primary Sources Fleisher Collection (printed parts and manuscript score)
External Links Hyperion Records (preface by Nicholas Temperley)

Misc. Comments

Given a partial performance from manuscript (with a substituted finale - the Alexander Variations - instead of the published finale) on 11 June 1821 in London, according to Kroll (2014), Ignaz Moscheles and the Changing World of Musical Europe, p.30, who also notes its publication by Steiner. Worldcat also notes its early publication by Chappell of London (plate 2553), Haslinger (piano part has plate 4613, see Fleisher, so also ca.1824- which makes sense since in 1824 Haslinger's ancestor was: Steiner!...), etc.

Instrumentation from Fleisher.