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From: "Clinton F. Nieweg" <>
Subj: [kl] Weber Quintet
Date: Thu, 06 May 2010 13:35:44 -0400

Some Published editions.
[Publisher prices always subject to change]

WEBER, Carl Maria von (1786-1826)
Quintet for Clarinet and Strings, Op. 34 (Meyer/Poppen).
Pub: Breitkopf URTEXT
" Wolfgang Meyer and the first violinist of the Cherubini Quartet, Christoph
Poppen, have critically examined the sources of the two famous clarinet
quintets by Brahms and Weber. They have also provided - in parentheses -
suggestions derived from their own concert experience."
EB5830 set of parts $53.00
Quintet in B flat, Op. 34 for Clarinet and Strings
Pub: Musica Rara Publications/ Breitkopf
No longer listed by Breitkopf
Title: Quintet for Clarinet and Strings arranged for Clarinet and piano, Op.
(Leisinger & Ulrich)
" Original Weber: The popular Quintet with piano
The piano version of the B flat major Quintet Op. 34 prepared by Carl Maria
von Weber himself will no doubt cause some surprise among clarinetists as
well. To this day few people know that the composer arranged his work for
clarinet and piano as soon as he heard about the success of the original
scoring. Weber, himself a talented pianist, transposed the string quartet
sound to the piano in an effortless and very idiomatic manner. In Weber's
version for clarinet and piano, the Quintet proves to be just as suitable
for concert performance as for the rehearsing of the original chamber
setting. Ulrich Leisinger's source studies show that Weber very carefully
followed the publication of the first edition in 1816. Divergences from the
quintet version (EB 5830) are indicated in the new edition."
EB8753 clarinet & piano 27.50
Quintetto pour clarinette, deux violons, alto & violoncelle, op.34.
[Library of Congress, Washington, DC].
Pub: Performers' Facsimiles, 273. New York, [2007]. 26 x 34 cm, 5 parts, 42
Line-cut of the Berlin, [1816] edition.
OMI item no.8813 - Wrappers. $25
Quintet in B-flat, Op. 34 for Clarinet And Strings (JV 182, WEV P.11)
ED09186 score & parts 76.95
Title: Quintet in B-flat, Op. 34 for Clarinet And Strings.
ETP0384 miniature score 7.75
Title: Grand Quintetto [Quintet in B-flat], Op. 34 for Clarinet And Strings.
Pub: Robert Lienau Musikverlag / C. F. Peters
RL 36100 parts 30.00
RL 36110 Clarinet and Piano 22.00
Title: Quintet in B-flat, Op. 34 for Clarinet & String Quartet. (Drucker)
Pub: International Music
IMC01387 set 18.75

Title: Fantasia, from Quintet in B flat, Opus 34, for Clarinet and String
Quartet 6'
strings (ed. Stanley Drucker)
Pub: International Music
On Rental
Proof Purr-fect Research ~
Clinton F. Nieweg.
(research for Librarians - Conductors - Performers).
Consultant: League of American Orchestras - Librarian Discussion group, the
Conductors Guild and Orchestra-list.

I understand there is no Urtext to the Weber Quintet (I hope my
sources are incorrect). Do any of you have a good edition to
recommend? Does anyone know why there is no manuscript facsimile or urtext?

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