6 Organ Sonatas, Op.65 (Mendelssohn, Felix)

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Sonata No.1 in F minor

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Performer Pages Christian Gerharz (Organ)
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Misc. Notes Live recording, concert 28th Mai 2011, Krefeld-Oppum, Germany (by using a portable recorder).
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Sonata No.2 in C minor

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Performer Pages Michael Schopen (Organ)
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Sonata No.4 in B major

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Sonata No.1 in F minor

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Sonata No.2 in C minor

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Sonata No.3 in A major

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Sonata No.4 in B major

For Organ (Gouin)

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For Orchestra (Meitzler)

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For 4 Recorders (Mondrup)

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Sonata No.6 in D minor

For Organ (Gouin)

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For 7 Recorders (Mondrup)

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For Piano (Moine)

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Sheet Music

Scores

Complete

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Editor Julius Rietz (1812–1877)
Publisher. Info. Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdys Werke, Serie 12
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Publisher. Info. Kompositionen für die Orgel
Leipzig: C.F. Peters, No.1744, 1898. Plate 8521.
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5 more: Sonata No.2 in C minor • Sonata No.3 in A major • Sonata No.4 in B♭ major • Sonata No.5 in D major • Sonata No.6 in D minor

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Publisher. Info. Kompositionen für die Orgel (pp.34-120)
Leipzig: C.F. Peters, No.1744, 1898. Plate 8521.
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Publisher. Info. Kompositionen für die Orgel
Leipzig: C.F. Peters, No.1744, 1898. Plate 8521.
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Sonata No.1 in F minor

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Editor Joseph Bonnet (1884-1944)
Publisher. Info. Historical Organ-Recitals, Vol. IV (pp.38-61)
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Sonata No.2 in C minor

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Sonata No.3 in A major

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Sonata No.4 in B major

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Sonata No.6 in D minor

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Editor Gustav Adolf Merkel
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Misc. Notes Cf. Orgelschule, Op.177, vol. 3.
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Arrangements and Transcriptions

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For Piano 4 Hands

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Publisher. Info. Orgelwerke für Pianoforte zu Vier Händen.
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Sonata No.1 in F minor

For Harmonium

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Sonata No.2 in C minor

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Sonata No.3 in A major

For Mixed Chorus and Organ (Federlein)

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Arranger Gottfried Harrison Federlein (1883-1952)
Publisher. Info. New York: G. Schirmer, Inc. 1916. Plate 26364.
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Sonata No.4 in B major

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For 4 Recorders (Mondrup)

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For Piano 4 hands (Vilbac)

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Arranger Renaud de Vilbac (1829-1884)
Publisher. Info. L'école concertante. 4ème série:
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For Harmonium

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Sonata No.6 in D minor

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Sonata No.3 in A major
  • Arjen Leistra, organ
I. Con moto maestoso
II. Andante tranquillo

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General Information

Work Title 6 Sonatas for Organ
Alternative. Title
Composer Mendelssohn, Felix
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. Op.65
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IFM 118
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 6 sonatas:
  • Sonata No.1 in F minor, MWV W 56/2 or MWV W 40
I. Allegro moderato e serioso
II. Adagio
III. Andante Recitativo
IV. Allegro assai vivace
  • Sonata No.2 in C minor
I. Grave
II. Adagio
III. Allegro maestoso e vivace
IV. Fuga: Allegro moderato
  • Sonata No.3 in A major, MWV W 58
I. Con moto maestoso
II. Andante tranquillo
  • Sonata No.4 in B-flat major
I. Allegro con brio
II. Andante religioso
III. Allegretto
IV. Allegro maestoso e vivace
  • Sonata No.5 in D major
I. Andante
II. Allegro maestoso
  • Sonata No.6 in D minor
I. Chorale: Andante sostenuto. Allegro molto
II. Fuga: Sostenuto e legato
III. Finale: Andante
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1831–45
First Publication. 1845
Dedication Dr. F. Schlemmer (in Frankfurt am Main)
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation organ
External Links Classical Archives article
Wikipedia article

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Publication History

Reprinted
  • Mineola: Dover Publications, 1991, 2004
  • New York : G. Schirmer, 1896: Compositions for the organ : three preludes and fugues, op. 37; six sonatas, op. 65 / Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy. Edited and fingered by Samuel P. Warren. Plate 12572
  • Paris : S. Bornemann, 1948: Oeuvres complètes pour orgue / de Félix Mendelssohn ; revues, annotées et doigtées par Marcel Dupré
  • München : G. Henle Verlag, 1976: Orgelsonaten : opus 65 / Mendelssohn Bartholdy ; nach Eigenschriften, Abschriften und den beiden Erstausgaben hrsg. von Hubert Meister ; Finger- und Pedalsatz von Wolfgang Stockmeier

A 3-movement early version of Op.65 no.3 exists in autograph manuscript at SBBerlin.

Op.65 No.2 reuses a postlude (the Nachspiel in D major, MWV W 12) composed in Rome in 1831, according to Todd (Mendelssohn: A Life in Music, p.487). Composition and revision of the sonatas continued well into 1845. - Schissel