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Viola Concerto (Violin & Cello Solos Included)
Reconstructed by Henri Casadesus
By Johann Christian Bach

Viola (also includes optional violin and cello transcriptions) and piano - Difficulty: medium
Reconstructed by Henri Casadesus. Composed by Johann Christian Bach (1735-1782). Edited by Henri Casadesus. Viola & Piano. Edition Peters. Classical Period. Set of performance parts (includes separate pull-out viola part). With solo part and piano reduction. 28 pages. Edition Peters #98-EP8878. Published by Edition Peters (PE.EP8878).

Item Number: PE.EP8878

ISBN 9790014104115. 9x12 inches. Key: C minor. English.

Johann Christian Bach's' Concerto in C minor has become one of the most popular viola repertory pieces. The piece is however not by J.C. Bach at all, but rather a well-intentioned fabrication of the Casedesus brothers Henri and Marius. Henri Casadesus was an outstanding violist and presented this concerto in 1916 as a new discovery by J.C. Bach. It was subsequently revealed to be an invention of Casadesus himself, 'inspired' by J.C. Bach sources. This Edition Peters publication contains a piano reduction and offers the possibility of performance by viola, cello or violin, containing separate parts for these instruments.

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    Ken Durling
    Berkeley, CA
  • February 14, 2007 Casadesus Concerto

    Although a staple of the cello (sic) student's repertoire, less frequently played on viola (both parts are included - I've never even heard of its being played on violin) and a lovely piece, it bears very little resemblance to the rest of JC Bach's output. It is clearly...

    a work of Henri Casadesus, although it may have been based on authentic fragments or sketches. In all fairness, this is explained in the preface, but newcomers to this work should be clear of its true historical anachronism. This Peters edition is very nicely printed, and for the most part consistent with the original French edition.

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