Pleyel: Duos for Violin and Cello, Op. 16, No. 4 in G Major, No. 5 in A Major and No. 6 in B-flat Major

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Pleyel: Duos for Violin and Cello, Op. 16, No. 4 in G Major, No. 5 in A Major and No. 6 in B-flat Major. Modern performing editions and facsimiles of original 1788 publication
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Pleyel: Duos for Violin and Cello, Op. 16, Cello No. 4 in G Major, No. 5 in A Major and No. 6 in B-flat Major

Pleyel: Duos for Violin and Cello, Op. 16, Cello No. 4 in G Major, No. 5 in A Major and No. 6 in B-flat Major

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Pleyel: Duos for Violin and Cello, Op. 16
Pleyel: Duos for Violin and Cello, Op. 16, No. 4 in G Major, No. 5 in A Major and No. 6 in B-flat Major
Pleyel: Duos for Violin and Cello, Op. 16, No. 4 in G Major, No. 5 in A Major and No. 6 in B-flat Major
Pleyel: Duos for Violin and Cello, Op. 16, No. 4 in G Major, No. 5 in A Major and No. 6 in B-flat Major
Description

Ignaz Pleyel (1757-1831) was a prolific composer, businessman and piano builder. He was born in Austria and studied with Haydn in Vienna. Pleyel was in Strasbourg, France from 1783 to 1795 where he wrote most of his music, both sacred and secular. In 1797 he established Maison Pleyel, an important music publishing house for nearly 40 years. Pleyel’s music was wildly popular in his time but almost completely forgotten today.

These two movement duos were composed ca. 1788, and no fewer than 4 editions were published between 1788 and 1807. My new editions were done directly from the J. Schmitt edition of 1788-91, facsimiles of which are included.

All first movements are sonata form, and that of No. 5 is unusually marked Adagio. Nos. 4 and 5 second movements are Rondos; No. 6 second movement is a Menuet and Trio.

All parts are of intermediate difficulty, with the cello parts occasionally in tenor and treble clefs.

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.

Facsimilies

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