Godard - Violin Concerto No.2

September 15, 2009 at 01:46 PM ·

I've only recently come across Benjamin Godard's Violin Concerto No.2, hearing it for the first time the other day.  I liked it so much, and went to look at my usual places where I buy sheet music online, only to not find it.  Does anyone know where I could purchase the music to this?  Thanks in advance for your suggestions!

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September 15, 2009 at 10:53 PM ·

You need to speak to Schott music publishers www.schott-music.com - it was originally published by the company A. Fuerstner which was taken over by Schott, who have the full score and materials listed as being available for hire only. 

September 16, 2009 at 12:26 AM ·

GODARD, Benjamin (1849-1895)  
The 2nd concerto pour violon, is op. 131 (1892)
1 piano part (36 p.) + 1 Violin part ; 34 cm.
Allegro moderato -- Adagio quasi andante -- Allegro non troppo.
Publisher:  Berlin : Fu¨rstner
Copies cataloged in 22 academic libraries.

Orchestra instrumentation: timp, perc, strings, vln solo

As the parts were for sale there are now several companies that rent the

1.  676V ENTIRE WORK  Fleisher Collection at the Free Library of Philadelphia. 

SC: Printed. PTS: Printed. STR: Printed. SOLO: Printed          
fleisher@freelibrary.org, 215-686-5313. 

2. Full score [&] Material on hire
Publisher: A. Fürstner
Rental agent Schott/EAMDLLC

3. Score and parts on rental #0315
Carl Fischer/T. Presser.

September 16, 2009 at 01:12 AM ·

Corwin:  Thank for that find.  I'm actually looking for his violin Concerto No.2

This is the only recording and information I can seem to find on it and that concerto is actually on this recording....which is very good by the way!



September 16, 2009 at 01:18 AM ·


Thanks for the information.  I checked out the Fleisher Collection....found a link to it on their site, but it says the item is not available for borrowing.  Have any of you ever rented just a single piece ( just the solo instrument) from a place like this?  How does this system work...and are you allowed to copy it?  Not finding it for sale elsewhere would lead me to believe copying it would be frowned upon...not that they would know.  Is this correct?  Why would it be available for rental and not for sale?  Is this no longer in print?

September 16, 2009 at 02:01 AM ·

Wow...I was just listening to the music of the Concerto Romantique following along with the music you linked and just remembered I had a recording of this a looooong time ago by Aaron Rosand.  I just ripped my room apart looking for it and cant find it.  I'm so sad....Used to be one of my favorite cd's....wonder what happened to it  =(

September 16, 2009 at 03:34 AM ·


I think yu mean Rosands CD with the Joachim Hungarian cocnerto.  That is one of the great reocrdings of the 20c.  No household should be without one.


September 16, 2009 at 07:12 AM ·

Yup thats it...Just found it....thank god.  2 CD set with great pieces I havnt heard in years

Lehar - Hungarian Fantasy (nvm below comment....found it)

Joachim - Concerto

(know where to find sheet music to this as well?)

Great performances!!....well actually they all are.

September 16, 2009 at 12:49 PM ·

Joachim Concerto Linky:


Agreed about the Rosand album!

September 16, 2009 at 02:17 PM ·

Here the 2 concerto's for those who want to read the score with the music:



September 16, 2009 at 03:19 PM ·

I'm glad everyone likes the Godard album!  We just released Hanslip playing two Hubay concertos as well!  Check them out :-)  www.jonathanfrohnen.com

September 16, 2009 at 08:58 PM ·

Excellent link for those concertos....thanks so much!!

I cant find the sheet music to the Godard concerto No.2....I see it for rental through some places (Fleisher) as listed above.  How does one get a copy of this if your just an average person wanting to learn the solo part?  I've never rented music before so I dont know how this works...will they give single parts or do you generally have to rent everything?

September 20, 2009 at 08:54 PM ·

>>I checked out the Fleisher Collection....found a link to it on their site, but it says the item is not available for borrowing.


This note is standard on all Fleisher entries - "Fleisher Collection items MAY not be available for borrowing."  This is in case there is a copyright or music condition problem.

Mostly solo parts are not available for rent but as this one in POP you could ask the Fleisher curators if they are allowed to make a copy.


The solo part is cataloged by only 4 libraries in the U.S.:

Interlochen Center for the Arts, Interlochen, MI 49643

Newberry Library, Chicago, IL 60610

Southern Methodist University, Central, Dallas, TX 75275

Free Library of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

September 20, 2009 at 09:06 PM ·

I thought I had scanned it in but I don't see it!  Bram, do you have a copy scanned in that you can share?! J 

February 16, 2010 at 07:17 AM ·

I hate to revive an old thread,  but I just wanted to check out there if anyone may have their hands on a copy of the Godard Violin Concerto #2.   I think some of the people that replied here are confusing No.2 with the more popular "Concerto Romantique". 

I'm having a hell of a hard time getting my hands on a copy....I hope one of you that pass by this can help me out.  


February 17, 2010 at 02:15 AM ·

Did you contact the Fleisher Collection to see if they will make a copy of the solo part?
Edwin A. Fleisher Collection of Orchestral Music:
Free Library of Philadelphia
1901 Vine St.
Philadelphia, PA 19103-1116
T 215-686-5313, F 215-686-5314
Kile Smith, Curator, smithk@library.phila.gov
Stuart Serio, Assistant Curator, serios@library.phila.gov

Or order a copy via Interlibrary Loan from one of the other 3 libraries that have cataloged the Violin and piano edition.

February 17, 2010 at 10:21 AM · For Godard Nº 2: Thomas Christian, with Moszkowski, Koch Classics

February 18, 2010 at 02:26 AM ·

As long as Godard is back in the news, let's all give the first movement from his first solo sonata a whirl.


February 18, 2010 at 02:27 AM ·

February 18, 2010 at 02:27 AM ·

throw your metronome out the window for this one, this is public domain, don't taze me! J

December 14, 2010 at 01:52 AM ·

Is anyone still looking for the solo part sheet music for the 2nd concerto? If so, let me know, I have it and I will share it with anyone who wants it!

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