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A Portrait of Mendelssohn$
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Clive Brown

Print publication date: 2003

Print ISBN-13: 9780300095395

Published to Yale Scholarship Online: October 2013

DOI: 10.12987/yale/9780300095395.001.0001

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• The Piano Concerto in G Minor, Op. 25

• The Piano Concerto in G Minor, Op. 25

(p.350) 41 • The Piano Concerto in G Minor, Op. 25
A Portrait of Mendelssohn

Clive Brown

Yale University Press

In 1832 and 1833, Felix Mendelssohn performed the G Minor Piano Concerto whenever possible, and always with great success. The piano music's irresistibility seems to arise from Mendelssohn's own advocacy as soloist. The Harmonicon offered a positive review of the composition after its performance at the Philharmonic Society on May 28, 1832. Even the Allgemeine musikalische Zeitung, in its January 1833 edition, carried an enthusiastic review of the concerto. The following year, August Kahlert in Caecilia reviewed the published edition of the G Minor Piano Concerto, along with the solo piano pieces opp. 14, 15 and 19. Few other pianists in Germany seemed to have taken up the G minor concerto for a while after its publication.

Keywords:   piano music, G Minor Piano Concerto, Harmonicon, Philharmonic Society, Allgemeine musikalische Zeitung, August Kahlert, Germany

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