Symphony in E-flat major, Op.25 (André, Johann Anton)




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Publisher. Info. Manuscript, n.d.(ca.1810?).
Misc. Notes RISM 450001656 "Bemerkungen zum Material: other parts missing". The title suggests that this is André’s 6th symphony (Nro 6 von Andre / Grande Sinfonie). Not an autograph according to RISM, rather a manuscript copy (abschrift).
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General Information

Work Title Symphony in E-flat major
Alternative. Title Grande Sinfonie pour 2 Violins, Altos, Basses, 1 Flûtes, 2 Clarinettes, 2 Bassons, 2 Cors, Trompettes et Timbales
Composer André, Johann Anton
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. Op.25
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IJA 15
Key E-flat major
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 4 movements: Adagio/Allegro - Andante Tempo di Recitativo/Andantino - Menuetto Allegro non molto - Finale presto
First Publication. 1805 ca.
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Classical
Piece Style Classical
Instrumentation orchestra

Misc. Comments

RISM lists several - perhaps quite a number - of symphonies by Johann Anton André, by the way, though most were unpublished and receive "AndA" catalogue numbers from them. (Hrm- actually, all "AndA 41" means is Op.41. Odd. .. don't know what that's about.) - Schissel (his op.7 in D major was also published according to RISM, "Zur Friedens Feyer 1797. See RISM 280001675.)

The title "Grande Sinfonie pour 2 Violins, Altos, Basses, 1 Flûtes, 2 Clarinettes, 2 Bassons, 2 Cors, Trompettes et Timbales" and the approximate date 1805 are from WorldCat.

Also, Google/Hathitrust have a scan of another (close?) manuscript copy (score, not parts) here (description: Grosse sinfonie für 2 violinen, viola, violincell, bass, 1 flöte, 2 clarinetten, 2 fagotten, 2 hörner in Es, 2 oboen, 2 hörner in C, posaune, trompeten und pauken ... Op. 25. Ausgabe nach dem original manuscript mit vom autor hinzugegügten 2 oboen, 2 hörnern in C und posaune.) - Schissel

(A 13 November 1845 performance of this work in Deventer was quite well-reviewed (I think; my Dutch is quite poor) in Caecilia (by "de Redactie", the editors) -see Caecilia algemeen muzikaal tijdschrift van Nederland, 1 December 1845 issue, vol.2, no.23, p.240. HMB lists republications and arrangements of the symphony as late as 1868. One can at least say the symphony did not drop out of circulation after the first performance. - ES