Dreyschock’s Salut à Vienne: Rondo brillant
, Op 32, was published as a piano solo, for piano and string quintet, and as a work for piano and orchestra. Unable to track down the full score and parts, Howard Shelley has opted for the version with strings only, but played by the full orchestral section (the loss of the clarinet and timpani, for which there are cues in the solo piano score, is partially offset by the inclusion of the triangle—predating its use in Liszt’s E flat major Concerto). It’s an effective little showpiece in two sections, with Dreyschock’s predilection for octaves much in evidence, especially in the coda. This is a light-hearted romp, no more or less, and best appreciated as such.
from notes by Jeremy Nicholas © 2013