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Boismortier: Violoncello Concerto in D Major, Op. 26, No. 6

Joseph-Bodin de Boismortier
Violoncello Concerto in D Major, Op. 26, No. 6
Edited by Reinhard Goebel
S012
Boismortier: Violoncello Concerto in D Major, Op. 26, No. 6
Score + Parts (2009)
978-0-89579-661-5
8.5x11, Score: vi + 13 pp.; Part: 5 pp.

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Performance Parts

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S012Q
(2009)
Set of 8 parts: 0000 0000 33011
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France did not participate fully in the formation of the concerto genre at the end of the seventeenth century, as the country had been hampered by the restrictive artistic policies of Louis XIV. However, the concerto found a public venue in Paris with the establishment in 1725 of the Concert Spirituel, whose performances took place at the Tuileries Palace through September 1789. This location may be why nearly everything from the archives of the concert series that had not been previously published is irretrievably lost. In October 1789, Louis XVI, Marie Antoinette, and the dauphin were taken prisoner at Tuileries, and the castle had to be cleared in a hurry; the loss of the sheet music collection came at the latest on 10 August 1792, when revolutionaries forced their way into the palace and massacred seven hundred people.
 
The D-major concerto for violoncello, viol, or bassoon by Joseph-Bodin de Boismortier is taken from his Cinq sonates . . . suivies d’un concerto, op. 26 from 1729. It is a typically French product by virtue of its uniform tonality, but it is unusual in that it was published in the extremely rare format of a printed score.
I. Allegro
II. Largo
III. Allegro
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