Frédéric Chopin’s Allegro de performance, Op. 46, is a piece for piano, published in November 1841. It remains in one motion and takes between 11 and 15 minutes to play. The primary styles are bold and expressive. It has a curious location in the Chopin canon, and while its history is odd, the evidence supports the view, shared by Robert Schumann and others, that it began as the first movement of a projected 3rd piano concerto, which the orchestral parts are either now non-existent or were never ever scored at all. There is no evidence that Chopin ever even started work on the latter motions of this concerto.
Chopin published his 2 piano concertos in 1830. That same year he composed that he was planning a concerto for 2 pianos and orchestra, and would play it with his buddy Tomasz Napoleon Nidecki if he managed to finish it. He worked on it for some months however he had the greatest trouble with it, and this work never ever eventuated; nevertheless, he may have used concepts from it in later works
Chopin Piano Music Sheet Allegro de Concert Op. 46
There is also proof that Chopin started deal with a 3rd concerto for piano and orchestra. In Chopin: The Piano Concertos, Rink estimates from an unpublished Chopin letter, dated 10 September 1841, providing Breitkopf & Härtel an “Allegro maestoso (du 3me Concerto) pour piano seul” for 1,000 francs. In November 1841, Schlesinger published the Allegro de concert, which has a pace sign of “Allegro maestoso”, and Breitkopf & Härtel likewise released it in December of the exact same year. The work has the basic qualities of the opening motion of a concerto from around that time. It includes a lengthy intro, with the area corresponding to the original piano solo commencing at bar 87. It seems clear that the “Allegro maestoso” Chopin referred to in his letter was the piece released two months later as Allegro de performance, Op. 46.
The very first couple of notes of the piece were prepared around 1832, but it is unknowned when the rest of the piece was composed. Chopin committed it to Friederike Müller (1816– 1895), one of his preferred students, who studied with him for 18 months (1839– 1841). Franz Liszt gave her the label “Mademoiselle opus quarante-six” (“forty 6”, the work’s opus number, in French).
|Name Translations:||Allegro de concert, Op. 46; 演奏会用アレグロ (ショパン); Allegro di concerto op. 46|
|Opus/Catalogue Number:||Op. 46|
|I-Catalogue Number:||IFC 2|
|Year/Date of Composition:||1832 (1st version) ; 1841 (2nd version)|
|First Publication:||1841 December – Schlesinger (Paris)|
|Dedication:||A Mlle. Frederike Muller-Streicher|