Sonata in D minor (Albanesi, Carlo)

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Notenquetser (2012/4/29)

Publisher. Info. Unidentified Publisher, n.d. . Plate 11172.
Misc. Notes Cleaned, resized, improved . Plate is consistent with its being the first edition (1899- HMBref 1899 p.152) of the Simrock D minor sonata by Albanesi that this work almost certainly is...
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Work Title Sonata in D minor
Alternative. Title
Composer Albanesi, Carlo
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. ICA 3
Key D minor
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 4 movements
  1. Allegro giusto
  2. Scherzo. Presto, ma con ritmo (F major)
  3. Andante cantabile (ben cantata la melodia)
  4. Finale. Molto allegro e agitato
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1897?
First Publication. 1899
Dedication Walter Macfarren? See above, below
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation Piano

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See Hofmeister's Monatsbericht (1899), p.152 (published by Simrock)- Also reviewed in Musical News p.152 of June 17 1899 issue (review of Sonata in D minor by Albanesi. Gives the dedicatee as Sir Walter Macfarren). Mentions that the 2nd movement of the sonata they're reviewing is in F major (as here) and mentions that the scherzo's trio is marked "Quasi preghiera". So almost certainly a review of the same sonata. The unknown-publisher (because title page and cover page are absent) scan above could be the Simrock 1899 (n.d. according to library catalogs, not ©) first edition- the plate is consistent.

Not sure whether it's sonata no.2 or 3. Ah. From MacFarren's "Memories: An Autobiography" p.257: " an occasion I remember with pleasure, because it was then [September 30 1897] that my friend Carlo Albanesi offered me the dedication of his second Sonata"... (assuming MacFarren wasn't the dedicatee of both sonatas 2 and 3...)

The Athenaeum Nov. 8 1902 describes "sonata no.3 in D minor" and its 4 movements in a concert review- and they sound rather like this too. Hrm. ...