Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy (1809–1847) Leipzig Edition of the Works of Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy – SON 414
edited by the Sächsische Akademie der Wissenschaften
232 pages | 23 x 30,5 cm | 1093 g | ISMN: 979-0-004-80239-7 | Linen
In the 19th century it was perfectly customary to arrange symphonies for chamber settings, which gave them a greater chance of being performed. Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy created two versions of his C minor Symphony Op. 11, both of which are now available: the first is the version heard in London in 1829 (with the Scherzo from the Octet Op. 20) in a dazzling chamber version for piano duet with violin and violoncello ad libitum; the second is the well-known piano version (for four hands) written in 1824 and published ten years later (with Minuet), which is closer in character to a piano reduction.
|1. Allegro di molto|
|3. Minuetto: Allegro molto – Trio / Intermezzo (Scherzo: Sempre pianissimo e leggiero)||(1. Fassung / 2. Fassung)|
|4. Allegro con fuoco|