Piano Concerto in E-flat major (Schmidt, Franz)



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Alex33 (2015/1/31)

Publisher. Info. Holograph manuscript, 1934. Dated October 18.
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General Information

Work Title Piano Concerto in Es-dur (for left hand)
Alternative. Title
Composer Schmidt, Franz
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IFS 10
Key E-flat major
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 3 movements
1. Allegro moderato un poco maestoso
2. Andante
3. Vivace
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1934
First Performance. 1935 February
First Publication. 1936 ? - Paul Wittgenstein (copyist's mss, 2 or more copies)
1952 - Vienna: Universal Edition (arr. piano (2-hands), orchestra Friedrich WĂĽhrer)
Dedication Paul Wittgenstein
Average DurationAvg. Duration 46 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation piano (left hand), orchestra
Solo — Piano
2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons
4 horns, 2 trumpets, timpani, strings
Discography All Music Guide (explicitly includes performances for piano left hand "or piano")
Primary Sources Ă–NB
External Links Preface at Musikproduktion Höflich, 2004
Universal Edition (for piano two hands and orchestra arrangement by WĂĽhrer; includes complete perusal score)

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From preface: "Prior to that, the original scores of the Concertante Variations and the Piano Concerto had been published--the former in 1926, the latter without date, and both at Wittgenstein’s expense." - however, they were both published, not just copyist's mss, but typeset through a vanity publisher (unless one misreads)- but in very small quantities.

Responding to my own comment here, after reading the preface to the recently-issued (effectively) first edition of the (original version of the) (very very beautiful - Ed.) clarinet quintet no.2 in A major (1938) - Not so sure of that what was published of the first version of these scores, in 1924/n.d., would count as publication. The preface to the Octavian Edition also mentions something about Wittgenstein, and then his estate, often hoarding many of the commissioned works scores, parts, etc. until - well -very recently, even some that he had no interest in performing... (which was why the 2010 edition was the first one of the original version of that work, e.g.) Odd and unfortunate... - ES Eric 10:58, 27 July 2015 (EDT)

Dedication to Wittgenstein (as opposed to recognition of his sole rights to play it, which sometimes occurs in tandem with dedication to someone else, say a non-playing friend, etc.) appears on the 1934 2-piano reduction, freely available as a download from Ă–NB.