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)
Publisher Info. Essen: Christoph Lahme, 28th Mai 2011. Version 1.0 (2011/5/28).
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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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Performer Pages Michael Schopen (Organ)
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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

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Editor Julius Rietz (1812–1877)
Publisher. Info. Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdys Werke, Serie 12
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PMLP13788-Mendelssohn Op 65.pdf

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

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Sonata No.2 in C minor

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Sonata No.3 in A major

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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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Publisher. Info. L'école concertante. 4ème série:
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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
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 solo
External Links Classical Archives article
Wikipedia article


Misc. Comments

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