Hoffmann: Duos Concertans for Violin and Cello Op 5, No. 1 in C Major, Op. 5, No. 2 in A Minor and Op. 5, No. 3 in E-flat Major
Op. 5, No. 2 in A Minor and Op. 5, No. 3 in E-flat Major. Set of three 1803 (parts only) and modern performing edition, score and parts, including cello part.
H. A. Hoffmann (1770-1842) was a violinist active mostly in Mainz and Frankfort. He wrote at least eight Duos, Opus 5 and Opus 6.
Duo No. 1 in C Major has a sonata form first movement and a Rondo second movement marked Allegro. There is no slow movement.
Duo No. 2 in A Minor has a sonata form first movement, a Larghetto second movement and a Rondo third movement marked Allegro con moto.
Duo No. 3 in E-flat Major has a sonata form first movement and a Rondo second movement marked Allegro con moto. There is no slow movement.
Rare 18th and 19th Century Chamber Music including the Cello
In the late 1970s I acquired two bound volumes of duos for violin and cello. As a cellist, I was attracted to them since they were “duos concertante”, with the cello part equal to the violin part. There were 58 duos, with all the violin parts bound in one volume, and all the cello parts in the other.
I am offering many (but not all) of these duos in both facsimiles of the original (no scores were printed) and new performing editions by myself with scores and parts done on Finale. These editions will attempt to correct errors, resolve inconsistencies in dynamics, articulations, bowings, etc. However I will not supply such markings where there is no reason to do so, leaving that to the whim of the performers.