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Konzert Für Klavier Und Streichorchester, A-Moll/Konzert Für Violine, Klavier Und Orchester (Bläser Und Pauken Ad Libitum), D-Moll/Konzert Für Violine, Klavier Und Orchester (Bläser Und Pauken Ad Libitum), D-Moll/Konzert Nr. 2 Für Klavier Und Orchester, D-Moll, Op. 40/concerto for Two Pianos and Orchestra in E Major (1823)

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Konzert Für Klavier Und Streichorchester, A-Moll/Konzert Für Violine, Klavier Und Orchester (Bläser Und Pauken Ad Libitum), D-Moll/Konzert Für Violine, Klavier Und Orchester (Bläser Und Pauken Ad Libitum), D-Moll/Konzert Nr. 2 Für Klavier Und Orchester, D-Moll, Op. 40/concerto for Two Pianos and Orchestra in E Major (1823)

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Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy. Konzert für Klavier und Streichorchester, a-Moll. Herausgegeben von Christoph Hellmundt. Wiesbaden: Breitkopf & Härtel, 1997. (Leipziger Ausgabe der Werke von Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy, Ser. II: Konzerte und Konzertstücke, Bd. 1.) [Pref. (Christian Martin Schmidt) in Ger., Eng., p. viii-xi; introd., p. xii-xvii; score, 72 p.; facsims., p. 73-78; Krit. Bericht, p. 79-93. Cloth. ISMN M-004-80220-5; pub. no. SON 401. [euro]63.]

Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy. Konzert für Violine, Klavier und Orchester (Bläser und Pauken ad libitum), d-Moll. Herausgegeben von Christoph Hellmundt. Wiesbaden: Breitkopf & Härtel, 1999. (Leipziger Ausgabe der Werke von Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy, Ser. II: Konzerte und Konzertstücke, Bd. 8.) [Pref. (Christian Martin Schmidt) in Ger., Eng., p. viii-xi; introd., p. xii-xviii; score, 114 p.; facsims., p. 115-22; Krit. Bericht, p. 123-42. Cloth. ISMN M-004-80226-7; pub. no. SON 405. [euro]90.]

Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy. Konzert für Violine, Klavier und Orchester (Bläser und Pauken ad libitum), d-Moll. Herausgegeben von Christoph Hellmundt. Wiesbaden: Breitkopf & Härtel, c1999. (Partitur- Bibliothek, 5360.) [Scoring, 1 p.; pref. in Ger., Eng., 2 p.; score, 114 p. ISMN M-004-21035-2. Duration: ca. 35 min. i51. Orchestral parts for hire.]

Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy. Konzert Nr. 2 für Klavier und Orchester, d-Moll, op. 40. Herausgegeben von Christoph Hellmundt. Wiesbaden: Breitkopf & Härtel, 2004. (Leipziger Ausgabe der Werke von Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy, Ser. II: Konzerte und Konzertstücke, Bd. 3.) [Pref. (Christian Martin Schmidt) in Ger., Eng., p. viii-xi; introd., p. xii- xxxv; score, p. 1-71; Fassung für Klavier und Streichorchester, p. 73-121; Anhang I: Klavierstimme (Solostimme mit Klavierauszug), p. 123-56; Anhang II: Frühfassung der Klavierstimme, p. 157-81; facsims., p. 183-94; Krit. Bericht, p. 195-297. Cloth. ISMN M-004-80236-6; pub. no. SON 409. [euro]189.]

Felix Mendelssohn. Concerto for Two Pianos and Orchestra in E Major (1823). Original Version of the First Movement. Edited by Stephan D. Lindeman. Madison, WI: A-R Editions, Inc., c1999. (Recent Researches in the Music of the Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Centuries, 28.) [Acknowledgments, p. vi; introd., p. vii-xiv; 10 plates; score, 111 p.; crit. report, p. 113-17. ISBN 0-89579-439-X; 978-0-89579-439-0. $59.]

During his early to mid teens Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847) composed a succession of concertos: for piano and string orchestra in A minor (1822); for violin and string orchestra in D minor (1822); for violin, piano, and string orchestra (later with wind parts added) in D minor (1823); and two concertos for two pianos and full orchestra in E and Amajor (1823 and 1824). His three mature concertos, for piano and orchestra in G minor, op. 25, and D minor, op. 40, and for violin and orchestra in E minor, op. 64, span the years 1831 to 1845. The editions under consideration here, therefore, comprise a significant part of Mendelssohn's concerto output. While the mature works were published during Mendelssohn's lifetime and enjoyed tremendous popularity, his youthful works remained in manuscript until the second half of the twentieth century. During the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, there was little interest in studying, let alone performing these compositions; at that time Mendelssohn's reputation was at a low ebb and the number of his works in the concert repertoire had dwindled to a handful. In the aftermath of the Second World War, however, partly in reaction to the Nazi persecution not only of Jews, but also of Jewish art, there was a notable revival of interest in Mendelssohn and his works. Yehudi Menuhin drew attention to the 1822 Violin Concerto in D Minor and edited it for publication by Peters in a violin and piano arrangement in 1952 (no. 6070; with several subsequent reissues); the Deutscher Verlag für Musik published another violin and piano arrangement of this work (with both versions of the first and second movements) edited by Renate Unger, with piano reduction by Harald Unger, in 1972 (DVfM 6406; 2d version reprinted by Masters Music Publications [M 2123] in 1993), followed by her critically edited full score in 1973 as series 2, volume 6, in the Leipziger Ausgabe der Werke Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdys (the earlier title of the complete Mendelssohn edition as published in the German Democratic Republic, commonly shortened to Leipziger Mendelssohn-Ausgabe), and a subsequent second edition in 1985. …

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