Flute Duos & Divertissements Opus 10, 102, 68

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dc.contributor.other Friedrich Kuhlau es
dc.contributor.other Laurel Zucker es
dc.contributor.other Renee Siebert es
dc.coverage.spatial New York - United States es
dc.date.accessioned 2012-07-28T23:22:25Z
dc.date.available 2012-07-28T23:22:25Z
dc.date.copyright 2004 es
dc.date.issued 2012-07-28
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/1262
dc.description.abstract Friedrich Kuhlau is generally remembered for his piano music, particularly because of its pedagogical value. His sonatas and sonatinas are not difficult and offer musical an excellent training ground for the more challenging works of Beethoven. Yet his music can also stand on its own, as his Piano Concerto in C, from 1810, and many other solo keyboard works amply demonstrate. While the concerto is not on the level with Beethoven's last three, it is a composition of considerable artistic merit. His flute works are also of generally high quality, featuring fine writing that demonstrates a grasp of the instrument's expressive range. Kuhlau wrote operas and other dramatic works, most of which are finely crafted; the best of them fully on the level of his piano music. Friedrich Kuhlau was born in the North German town of Uelzen, near Hannover. His father was a musician in a military band, and of necessity often had to relocate his family. After moving to Lüneburg when he was seven, Friedrich slipped on ice in the street and sustained an injury to his right eye, causing blindness in that eye for life. At 14, he finished his schooling in Brunswick at the Katharineum-gymnasium, and having shown unusual musical talent throughout his childhood, he began composition studies in Hamburg with Schwenke. Over the next several years, Kuhlau composed some songs and chamber music, and in 1804 began regularly appearing as a concert pianist. Many of his works at this time and throughout his whole career were written for flute, and for years it was believed that Kuhlau was himself a fine flutist. He could not play the instrument, however, but wrote works for it to earn money. In 1810, Kuhlau traveled to Copenhagen to flee the invading troops of Napoleon. He had completed his Piano Concerto earlier that year and his performances of it helped him obtain an appointment as a non-salaried musician in the Danish Court in 1812. He supported himself by giving recitals and teaching music. Two years later, he wrote the score for the singspiel The Robber's Castle, which was a huge success. Around this time, his parents and younger sister joined him, all of whom he had to support. After taking a high-paying post as singing teacher at the Royal Theater in the years 1816-1817, Kuhlau left it, eventually obtaining another with the Court, which required him to compose works occasionally. One of them would be his opera The Magic Harp, which was a failure owing mainly to its controversial libretto. His next opera, Elisa (1820), fared as poorly. Kuhlau traveled to Vienna in 1821 (for four months) and in 1825, at which time he befriended Beethoven. The year before, his opera Lulu had premiered in Hamburg with great success. After returning to Copenhagen, Kuhlau wrote the incidental music to Boye's play, William Shakespeare, and scored another success. Still supporting his parents, he worked diligently, turning out another opera in 1827, Hugo and Adelheid, which failed. In 1828, Kuhlau was given an honorary professorship that yielded substantial remuneration for him. The same year saw the premiere of his The Elf's Hill, a singspiel that was a huge success. A series of tragedies ensued: Kuhlau lost both parents in 1830, and the following year his house burned down, the composer suffering a resultant chest ailment that afflicted him until his death. © Robert Cummings, All Music Guide es
dc.description.tableofcontents CD 1 Three duos for two flutes Opus 10 Duo No. 1 ; (Allegro con espression, Larghetto, Allegro)-- Three duos for two flutes Opus 10 Duo No. 2 ; (Allegrissimo, Larghetto con espress malinconica, Rondo)-- Three duos for two flutes Opus 10 Duo No. 3 ; (Allegro assai, Allegro)-- Divertissement No. 3 for flute Opus. 68 / Laurel Zucker, Flutist-- Divertissement No. 4-- Divertissement No. 5 for flute Opus. 68 ; Adagio-- Divertissement No. 5 ; Scherzo, Presto-- Divertissement No. 6-- CD 2 Three virtuoso duets for two flute Opus 102 Duet No. 1 ; (Allegro assai, Andante cantabile, Rondo)-- Three virtuoso duets for two flute Opus 102 Duet No. 2 ; (Adagio, Allegro assai, Con molto fuoco, Variations on an old Swedish air)-- Three virtuoso duets for two flute Opus 102 Duet No. 3 ; (Allegro vivace, Adagio, Rondo)-- Divertissement No. 1 Opus 68 ; Adagio / Laurel Zucker, Flutist-- Divertissement No. 1 ; Alla pollacca-- Divertissement No. 2 ; Allegro-- Divertissement No. 3 ; Larghetto-- es
dc.format.medium 2 CD Rom : Stereo ; 4 3/4 plg es
dc.language.iso en_US es
dc.rights Uninorte fm stereo es
dc.subject.lcc 68048950 es
dc.subject.lcsh Duets for Flute es
dc.title Flute Duos & Divertissements Opus 10, 102, 68 es
dc.title.alternative Three Duos for Two Flutes Opus 10 es
dc.title.alternative Three Virtuoso Duets for Two Flutes Opus 102 es
dc.language.rfc3066 eng es
dc.identifier.classification 757166601823 es
dc.subject.cdu Ku.06 es


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