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Concerto for the harpsichord in C major, op. 12
EDELMANN, Jean-Frédéric (1749-1794)

Concerto for the harpsichord in C major, op. 12

Serie : Orchestre

Sort of sheet music : full score
Reference : CAHIERS-180
ISMN M-56016-180-8
Pagination : 36
Binding : paperback

Price : 13,00 € T.T.C
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Born in Strasbourg in 1749, Jean-Frédéric Edelmann quickly became well-known when he arrived in Paris in 1774. He was an accomplished virtuoso; his works, influenced by the music of Gluck and Gretry, are authoritative; a much sought-after teacher, his best-known pupils include Nicolas Méhul . Sensitive to the ideas conveyed by the French Revolution, he joined a Jacobin club early, in Strasbourg, where he met Frédéric de Dietrich again, a former classmate at the protestant university who became mayor of the city. Edelmann took over from de Dietrich at the presidency of the club in a very delicate period: after the arrest of the king in Varennes and the declaration of war against Austria. Criticized in his own club, probably unable to maintain control, he was judged and guillotined in Paris in 1794.

The Concerto for harpsichord in C major, includes three movements: Allegro, Adagio and Rondo. Sometimes brilliant, sometimes more expressive, this concerto is mid-point between the Galant style and Romanticism. Without any real difficulties, it could be a good start to teach the concerted style to pupils at an intermediate level (in France from the seventh to the ninth year of school). The Parisian music publishers of the late 18th century favoured works with many possibilities for performers, to distribute them to the widest audience they could. Thus, if the first publication, in Paris (1782), only specified the harpsichord, later English publications suggested the pianoforte as well. In the same way, the part for keyboard suggests the possibility of a performance without orchestra, as a sonata. The orchestra include 2 violins parts and bass (without viola), with 2 oboes and French horn.

General points
Period : classical period
Genre : secular
Repertoire for : Orchestre

Language’s introduction : français
Works : Concerto pour le clavecin en ut majeur, op.12
Copyright : 12.2008
Works include :
Concerto pour le clavecin en ut majeur
Description of the works
Concerto pour le clavecin en ut majeur
Tone : C Major
Duration : from 20' to 29'
N° of the catalogue : opus 12

Soloists needed : harpsichord (or pianoforte)
Instruments needed : 2 oboe, 2 horn (in C), violins (1 & 2), cellos, double bass
Repertoire for : Orchestra
Detail 1 : Woodwinds/Horn/Strings

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Other sort of sheet music available :
- Scores, Concerto for harpsichord in C major, op. XII, EDELMANN, Jean-Frédéric, set of parts
- Scores, Concerto for harpsichord in C major, op. XII, EDELMANN, Jean-Frédéric, Keyboard realization

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