Piano Quintet (Dubois, Théodore)



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Editor First edition
Publisher. Info. Paris: Heugel & Cie., 1905. Plate H. & Cie 22,180.
Misc. Notes This file is part of the Sibley Mirroring Project. Note that in the Cello part for the 3rd movement, Figure 6 is printed 3 bars too early.
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Work Title Quintet for Violin, Oboe (or Clarinet, Violin 2), Viola, Cello, and Piano
Alternative. Title
Composer Dubois, Théodore
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. ITD 61
Key F major
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 4 movements:
1 Allegro ( = 152)
2 Canzonetta. Tranquillo (A major.  = 58-66)
3 Adagio non troppo (D major.  = 56)
4 Allegro con fuoco (F minor.  = 160)
First Publication. 1905
Dedication A mes amis Diémer, Lefort, Gillet, Laforge, et Loëb (identications somewhat conjectural, see below)
Average DurationAvg. Duration 27-30 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation violin, oboe (or violin 2 or clarinet), viola, cello, piano

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Performed in London (along with Harold Darke's wind and piano quartet and Reger's op.77a trio-serenade in A) on March 20, 1909 in Kensington, UK (2nd of a pair of concerts, the other of which had other interesting, mostly French, works; see description @ Musical Times.)

Of the dedicatees, one assumes Diémer was Louis Diémer, the pianist; Gillet might be Ernest Gillet or his brother Georges (probably Georges Gillet, since Georges was oboist, Ernest was cellist, and J. Loëb seems to have been cellist); Loëb might be J. Loëb (Jules Loeb?) the cellist; Theophile Edouard Laforge was a violist. Which leaves Lefort, violinist, presumably? Narcisse Augustin Lefort (the dates seem right anyway?...)

Recorded on ATMA ACD 22385 (2007) together with Dubois' piano quartet in A minor. The notes to the recording do identify "Diémer" as Louis Diémer, noting that Diémer was one of Dubois' colleagues at the Conservatoire (making it more likely that Louis rather than some less known, perhaps social acquaintance, Diémer was intended, perhaps?... Difficult to be more certain, of course, without naming evidence from the composer...)