Piano Sonata 'The Maid of Orleans', Op.46 (Bennett, William Sterndale)



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Publisher. Info. London: Lamborn Cock, n.d.(1873?). Plate L.C. 2.
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Publisher. Info. Boston: Oliver Ditson, n.d. Plate 28882.
Misc. Notes Meas.4 , r.h., 2nd step, lower note should be F instead of G. c.f. meas. 2.
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Work Title Piano Sonata in A flat Major "The Maid of Orleans"
Alternative. Title
Composer Bennett, William Sterndale
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. Op.46
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IWB 18
Key A-flat major
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 4 movements:
  1. "In the Fields": Andante pastoralez
  2. "In the FIeld": Allegro marziale
  3. "In Prison": Adagio patetico
  4. "The End": Moto di passione
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1869 ca.
First Publication. 1873 ?
Dedication Arabella Goddard (1836-1922)
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation piano

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Reviewed in the September 1875 Atlantic Monthly, page 380. By 1873 "they [had] printed 1150 copies of the sonata" according to a letter of his father's printed in his son's biographical memoirs.

Performed by von Bülow December 17 1873.