El Sinsonte del Camagüey (Grobe, Charles)

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Publisher. Info. Philadelphia: George Willig, 1842.
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General Information

Work Title El Sinsonte del Camagüey
Alternative. Title The Mockingbird of Camaguey ; Rondino pour le Piano Forte sur un motif favori D'Auber
Composer Grobe, Charles
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. w/o Op.?
Key F major
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 2 (Introduction - Rondino)
First Publication. 1842 – Philadelphia: George Willig
Dedication Mlle Lydia Naudain(?)
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation Piano

Misc. Comments

Rondino on at least 2 motives of Auber (related themes) - one from the introduction of La sirène (AWV/S.37?, 1844(?!!) (since the Grobe work was published in 1842, presumably the theme itself was first used by Auber in an earlier work)), one (the main theme) seems to be from La fiancée (S.17, 1829).

(However, Letellier (2011) in "The Overtures of Daniel-François-Esprit Auber" doesn't seem to mention any earlier appearance of this theme than in the 1844 overture - maybe he does in some part of the book I don't see right now, or in his larger book "Daniel-François-Esprit Auber: The Man and His Music" (2010).