Friedrich Kuhlau, composer and pianist, was born on September
11, 1786 in Uelzen (Germany, near Hanover) and died on March 12, 1832 in
Copenhagen, Denmark. He is considered one of the foremost
representatives of late Classical Period (1750-1825) and early Romantic Period (1825-1900) music in Denmark.
He composed a wide variety of music including several Operas and a large number of works for Piano (solos, chamber works and one concerto) and, of course, the Flute: Solo Flute (Op. 10a, 38, 57 & 95); 2 Flutes (Op. 10b, 39, 80, 81, 87 & 102); 3 Flutes (Op. 13, 86 & 90); 4 Flutes (Op. 103); more than a dozen works for Flute and Piano; and the 3 Quintets (Op. 51, composed 1822) for Flute and Strings (Violin, 2 Violas & Cello).
It is often incorrectly assumed that Kuhlau played the Flute - he did not!
Full string sounds (“tutti strings”) have been employed in the smp files because of the very inferior sounds for solo string used in SmartMusic since version 9 (the solo string sounds before version 9 were quite good - far less strident). Also included are “X” versions of the smp files, which do employ solo string sounds (i.e., solo violin, viola & cello).
Solo Flute part - 9”X12” - 20 pages - $14.95
CD - 8 smp files - regular & “X” versions of:
- 1st Movement (3/4, Adagio ma non troppo, eighth = 72, 4/4, Allegro agitato, quarter = 168);
- 2nd Movement (3/4, Minuet & Trio, Allegro assai, quarter = 144);
- 3rd Movement (2/4, Andante, eighth = 72);
- 4th Movement (2/4, Allegro, quarter = 120).
Please note that this is NOT an AUDIO CD
and an active SmartMusic subscription is needed to play smp files