Piano Quartet in A minor, Op.50 (Bériot, Charles-Wilfrid)

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Engraver Paris: L. Bodet
Publisher. Info. Paris: J. Hamelle, n.d.(1881).
Misc. Notes This file is part of the Sibley Mirroring Project. 1881 Hamelle date from entry at BNF, but see below. Also: Publication noted in the Bibliographie de la France , 2e série, 71e année, Nº 1, 7 Janvier 1882, p.8, r.42.
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Publisher. Info. Paris: J.Hamelle, n.d.(1881). Plate J.H. 1453.
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Work Title Piano Quartet in A minor
Alternative. Title
Composer Bériot, Charles-Wilfrid
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. Op.50
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. ICB 3
Key A minor
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 3 movements
  1. Poco largamente - Allegro
  2. Andante (F major)
  3. Final. Allegro assai. (Just "Final" on string parts.)
First Publication. 1881 ca.
Dedication Dedicated to his friend, F. A. Gevaert (François-Auguste Gevaert, 1828-1908)
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation Piano, violin, viola, cello

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Hrm. Thought this work had been recorded already, but I guess not- his piano trios are the chamber works I may have been thinking of, it seems they have been.

BNF catalog entry attributes this work to Bériot fils (Charles-Wilfrid Bériot) (given the Gevaert/Taffanel/orbit connection and that Taffanel was the dedicatee of a flute sonata by the younger Bériot, maybe so; also- late publication date; favors the piano I think rather than Charles-Auguste's violin, no?... -- ) and gives a (>1870, note) publication date of 1881 (and of course does not give a composition date of 1841 - but where does that come from, anyway?) - Schissel (1881, not 1878; in 1878 Hamelle was still in transition from Maho, apparently. One will, in any case, find no Hamelle items in BdlF 1878 but a few from J. Maho still.)

And again, an 1841 date of composition would establish Charles-Auguste as the composer, as too early for his son Charles-Wilfrid- if only, if only there were some hint of proof (as of now, not even evidence. or even more than bold and bald assertion) for the claim. I don't see a reason not to remove it (the claim, I mean, not the piece.) - ES