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Quentin: Violin Concerto in A Major, Op. 12, No. 1

Jean-Baptiste Quentin
Violin Concerto in A Major, Op. 12, No. 1
Edited by Reinhard Goebel
Quentin: Violin Concerto in A Major, Op. 12, No. 1
Score + Part(s) (2009)
8.5x11, Score: vi + 16 pp.; Part: 8 pp.

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Performance Parts

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Orchestral Parts (2009)
Set of 10 parts: 0000 0000 33211
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.
Jean-Baptiste Quentin’s lone violin concerto was published—or rather, hidden—in the anthology Sonates en trio et à quatre parties, op. 12, which was presumably printed after 1729 and around 1742. It is likely the only French concerto in four movements.
I. Largo
II. Allegro
III. Adagio
IV. Allegro
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