Concerto for 2 Pianos in E major, MWV O 5 (Mendelssohn, Felix)

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Karl-Heinz Köhler (1928–1997)
First edition

Publisher Info.:

Leipziger Ausgabe der Werke Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdys
Serie 2: Konzerte und Konzertstücke. Band 4.
Leipzig: Deutscher Verlag für Musik, 1961. Plate 4251a.


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Original scans: 300dpi, black and white, losslessly-compressed tif files. Deskewed, re-sampled to 600dpi, and set uniform margins. Some partial loss of notes for the flute part due to top of page being cut off in original scans.


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General Information

Work Title Concerto for 2 Pianos in E major
Alternative Title
Composer Mendelssohn, Felix
Opus/Catalogue Number MWV O 5
Key E major
Movements/Sections 3 movements
I. Allegro vivace
II. Adagio non troppo
III. Allegro
Year/Date of Composition 1823, revised 1829 or 1833
First Performance 1824 (1829) - see below
  • First Private Performance: 1824-11-24 in Berlin, home of Abraham Mendelssohn.
    Felix Mendelssohn and Fanny Hensel (pianos).
  • First Public Performance: 1829-07-29 in London.
    Felix Mendelssohn and Ignaz Moscheles (pianos).
  • First Modern Performance: 1959-02-03 in Leipzig, Gewandhaus.
    Günther Kootz and Dieter Zechlin (pianos) ; Gewandhaus Orchestra ; Franz Konwitschny (conductor).
First Publication 1961 – Leipzig: Deutscher Verlag für Musik
Average Duration 32 minutes
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation 2 Pianos + 2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets in A, 2 bassoons, 2 horns in E, 2 trumpets in E, timpani, strings
External Links Wikipedia article

Misc. Comments

The original version (1823) of the first movement has been published in an edition by Stephan D. Lindeman (Madison: A-R Editions, Inc., 1999). Google Preview contains information about the existing manuscripts.

Concertos by Felix Mendelssohn
  • Violin Concerto in D minor (1822)
  • Double Concerto in D minor for Violin, Piano and Strings (1823)
  • Violin Concerto in E minor, Op.64 (1844)
  • Cello Concerto (after 1844, lost)
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