Originally, Lalo was meant to follow an officer’s career but his musical talent soon became apparent and so he decided to become a musician. Every cellist is familiar with his Cello Concerto in d minor which is just as spirited as his “Symphonie espagnole”. Many renowned virtuosi, from Julius Klengel to Leonard Rose, have published their own editions of the concerto. Our Urtext edition distances itself from all of the additions made by other editors, but it offers both an unmarked part and one with fingerings and bowings by the famous cellist Heinrich Schiff. Parallel to our piano reduction, Breitkopf & Härtel are publishing a score, pocket score and orchestral material.
- Violoncello Concerto d minor
Édouard Lalo (1823–92) was active for many years as a violinist and violist in various orchestras and chamber-music ensembles. But it was not until the 1870s that he finally began to make a name for himself as composer as well. He first achieved success with the Violin Concerto No. 1 op. 20 (1873), which was soon followed by a second piece in this genre, the famous Symphonie … more
About the composer
A French composer and violinist. Musically he felt drawn to German traditions, which is reflected in his compositions; but at the same time his works demonstrate predilections for rhythmic quirks and folkloric elements. His output includes violin concerti, song cycles, symphonies, operas, and chamber music. He was a member of the Société Nationale de Musique.
|1823||Born in Lille on January 27.|
|from 1833||Studies violin with Joseph Müller and composition with Pierre Baumann at the Lille Conservatoire.|
|around 1839||Takes private violin lessons in Paris, including with François-Antoine Habeneck.|
|around 1845||He becomes a pupil of Julius Schulhoff and Joseph-Eugène Crèvecœur.|
|1848||Cofounder of a politically-oriented union of musicians supporting the revolution.|
|1849||Hired by the orchestra of the Opéra-Comique.|
|1850||Under the baton of Hector Berlioz he plays in concerts of the Grande Société Philharmonique.|
|1850–56||He writes chamber works including the two Piano Trios, op. 7 and without opus number, and the Sonata for Violin and Piano, op. 12.|
|1856||On January 30, the Quatuor Armingaud makes its debut in Paris with Lalo on second violin.|
|1865||On July 6 he marries for a second time, to contralto Julie Bernier de Maligny, who inspires him to compose songs.|
|1874||He writes his Violin Concerto no. 2 in D major, op. 21 (“Symphonie espagnole”), dedicated to Pablo de Sarasate.|
|1878||The Institut de France honors him with the Prix Chartier.|
|around 1881||He composes the commissioned ballet “Namouna.”|
|1888||His opera “Le roi d’Ys” is performed for the first time in Paris.|
|1892||Dies in Paris on April 23.|
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