Piano Quartet in A minor, Op.50 (Bériot, Charles-Auguste de)


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Engraver Paris: L. Bodet
Publisher. Info. Paris: J. Hamelle, n.d.(1881).
Misc. Notes This file is part of the Sibley Mirroring Project. 1881 Hamelle date from entry at BNF, but see below. Also: Publication noted in the Bibliographie de la France , 2e série, 71e année, Nº 1, 7 Janvier 1882, p.8, r.42.
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Publisher. Info. Paris: J.Hamelle, n.d.(1881). Plate J.H. 1453.
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General Information

Work Title Piano Quartet in A minor
Alternative. Title
Composer Bériot, Charles-Auguste de
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. Op.50
Key A minor
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 3 movements
  1. Poco largamente - Allegro
  2. Andante (F major)
  3. Final. Allegro assai. (Just "Final" on string parts.)
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1841?..
First Publication. 1881 ca.
Dedication Dedicated to his friend, F. A. Gevaert
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation Piano, violin, viola, cello

Misc. Comments

Hrm. Thought this work had been recorded already, but I guess not- his piano trios are the chamber works I may have been thinking of, it seems they have been.

BNF catalog entry attributes this work to Bériot fils (Charles-Wilfrid Bériot) (given the Gevaert/Taffanel/orbit connection and that Taffanel was the dedicatee of a flute sonata by the younger Bériot, maybe so; also- late publication date; favors the piano I think rather than Charles-Auguste's violin, no?... -- ) and gives a (>1870, note) publication date of 1881 (and of course does not give a composition date of 1841 - but where does that come from, anyway?) - Schissel (1881, not 1878; in 1878 Hamelle was still in transition from Maho, apparently. One will, in any case, find no Hamelle items in BdlF 1878 but a few from J. Maho still.)

And again, an 1841 date of composition would establish Charles-Auguste as the composer, as too early for his son Charles-Wilfrid- if only, if only there were some hint of proof (as of now, not even evidence. or even more than bold and bald assertion) for the claim. I don't see a reason not to remove it (the claim, I mean, not the piece.) - ES