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

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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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Publisher. Info. Leipzig & Dresden: C.A. Klemm, n.d. Plate 702.
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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.  = 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)