Trauer-Symphonie, Op.23 (Romberg, Bernhard)

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Publisher. Info. Manuscript, n.d.(ca.1810).
Misc. Notes ca.300dpi color images. Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin, 18847. The date is that claimed by SBB.
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Arrangements and Transcriptions

For Piano 4 Hands

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Publisher. Info. Leipzig: C.F. Peters bureau de musique, n.d.(ca.1814). Plate 1118.
Misc. Notes RISM A/I R 2294. If published before 1814, cover would say Kühnel (as is the case with CH-E 9,2 (Ms.1745) the manuscript copy @ Einsiedeln based on the Kühnel parts.)
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General Information

Work Title Trauer-Sinfonie
Alternative. Title Trauer-Symphonie: für 2 Violinen, 1 Flöte, 2 Hoboen, 2 Clarinetten, 2 Fagotte, 2 Hörner, Pauken, Viole und Bass
Composer Romberg, Bernhard
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. Op.23
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IBR 39
Key C minor
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 2 movements.
  1. Andante lento maestoso - Allegro -
  2. Adagio non troppo - Più moto
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1810?
First Performance. 1811 December 22, Leipzig (or earlier)
First Publication. 1812 ca.? – Leipzig: Kühnel
Dedication To the memory of Queen Louise of Prussia (1776–1810) ("dem andenken der unvergesslichen Hochseeligen Königin Louise von Preussen")
Average DurationAvg. Duration 22–27 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Classical
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation Orchestra: flute, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons + 2 horns + timpani + strings
Primary Sources RISM 452502137 (description of copy at Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin)
D-LEsta 21070 C. F. Peters, Leipzig, Nr. 5474 autograph
RISM 400012947 (Einsiedeln manuscript copy. Estimated as 18th century copy though as Luise died in 1810 this seems inconsistent with title.)
External Links Essay by Bert Hagels (in German). Hagels has prepared a new edition of the work, published 2007

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Recorded in 2007 (see WorldCat.) An ms copy full score and parts are at the Free Library of Philadelphia (see WorldCat.)

According to Hagels, the parts appeared in 1812, the piano duet reduction in 1814. The first known performance was in December 1811. This was not an official commission.