26. dubna  2007  rubrika: Title - Historical Series

Concerto for Piano and Orchestra E flat major, op. 20 - Václav Jan Tomášek (edited by Vojtěch Spurný)

Václav Jan Tomášek (editor Vojtěch Spurný) - Concerto for Piano and Orchestra E flat major, op. 20 - Foto: Nakladatelství ČRo

Václav Jan Tomášek (editor Vojtěch Spurný) - Concerto for Piano and Orchestra E flat major, op. 20Foto: Nakladatelství ČRo

Václav Jan Tomášek (1744 - 1850) is counted among the most significant figures of Czech musical scene in the first half of the 19th century. He was a brilliant pianist, acknowledged composer and a famous music preceptor. The larger instrumental pieces - symphonies, concertos, overtures - he wrote in the first decade of the 19th century. Tomášek composed only two concertos, both for piano. It was C major, op. 18 and E flat major, op. 20.

The second piano concerto E flat major is kept in National Museum - Czech Museum of Music. It was preserved in two fragments. The older manuscript misses the beginning of the piece, the younger consists only of the beginning of the first movement. Nevertheless, we have a piano score that corresponds with the older version. 

Considering the fact that Tomášek never finished the intended revision of the piece and his work was interrupted virtually in its first run, we have released his piano concerto in its first version. We therefore ignore all the changes he made later using pencil and the fragment of the revised first movement. For practical reasons we have decided to print out the 84 bars lost from the first movement beginning. They were instrumented by the editor on basis of the solo piano part preserved. The second piano concerto E flat major was released as the sixth volume of the historical series Thesaurus Antiquae Musicae. 

 

Parts only for hire at katerina.zizkova@rozhlas.cz 

instrumentationpfte, fl, 2ob, 2cl, 2fg, 2cor, 2cln, timp, archi
descriptionscore
publ.NoR 081
price700,- CZK

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