Leipzig: Aug. Cranz [PN 2984], .
Folio. Half dark brown leather with black pebbled cloth boards, titling gilt to upper, spine in decorative compartments gilt, titling gilt.  (title), 2-101, [i] (blank) pp. With "arrangée par Ed. Langer" printed at head of first page of music.
With "Ebstrup" gilt to foot of upper board and signature ("Beug[?] Ebstrup") dated 1916 to upper outer corner of front free endpaper.
Binding somewhat worn, rubbed, and bumped. Slightly browned throughout.
4-hand piano arrangement of the German issue of the Jurgenson first edition. Vajdman ČW 23, p. 297. Poznansky TH 26, p. 147.
Tchaikovsky's Third Symphony premiered in Moscow on 7 November 1875, conducted by Nikolai Rubinstein. The transcription for piano 4-hands by Ėduard Langer was published at the same time as the full score; a revised edition was published after 1890.
"Tchaikovsky’s symphonies of any period are opulent, technically demanding essays in the relationship of language to form. Rich in musical substance, they also respond to Western expectations of integrated structure and coherence. These qualities mark their generic identity, as Tchaikovsky displays the rapprochement of Russian individuality with this proudest of Western genres. Aligning inspiration with genre explains the unusual features of the first three symphonies, his seeking critique from his former teachers, and the ease with which they discerned a tension between his music and their expectations of genre." Roland John Wiley in Grove Music Online.
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