Quintet, Op. 32
Winds, Strings and Piano clarinet in A (violin 2), violin, viola, cello, double bass ad lib. and piano
Composed by Louis Spohr (1784-1859). Arranged by Schwenke. This edition: Facsimile Editions. Unusual instrumentation, but enjoyable to play and perform. Fine arrangement of Spohr's Octet. Schwenke was a masterful arranger. Classical. Score and parts. Published by Rosewood Publications (RW.RFE-45).
Item Number: RW.RFE-45
Johann Friedrich Schwencke (sometimes spelled "Schwenke") was born in Hamburg on April 30th, 1792 and died there on September 28th, 1852. He studied clarinet with his uncle, H.A.F. Hartmann, but had to give it up because of tuberculosis. He became an organist and was appointed to St. Nicholas Church in Hamburg in 1829. Besides this fine arrangement, Schwencke made other published chamber arrangements of which the Rosewood editors are aware: Mozart's Gran Partita (RFE 28, arranged for piano, oboe, violin, viola and cello); Mozart's Concerto K.622 for Clarinet (arranged for piano and string quartet); Spohr's Octet Opus 32 (RFE 45, arranged for piano, 1st violin, 2nd violin/clarinet, viola, cello and bass ad lib.); Spohr's Nonet Opus 31 (RFE 48, arranged for piano, flute, violin, viola and cello); Spohr's Notturno (arranged for piano, flute, violin, viola and cello); and Beethoven's Septet (arranged for piano, violin, viola and cello).