List of works by František Benda

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The table below gives the following information (where applicable):

  • LeeB — (Cited from Douglas A. Lee, Franz Benda (1709-1789). A Thematic Catalogue of His Works (New York, 1984))
  • LorB — (Cited from Franz Lorenz, Die Musikerfamilie (Berlin, 1967))
  • Title
  • Key — the principal key(s) of the work.
  • Scoring — the instrumentation used
  • Notes — concerning related works, completeness, authorship, etc.

Contents

Symphonies

LeeB LorB Title Key Scoring Notes
I:01 Symphony No.01 C major strings, continuo
I:02 Symphony No.02 C major strings, continuo
I:03 Symphony No.03 D major strings, continuo
I:04 Symphony No.04 D major 2 flutes, 2 horns, strings, continuo
I:05 Symphony No.05 F major 2 horns, strings, continuo Possibly by J.W. Hertel.
I:06 Symphony No.06 G major strings, continuo Also has been attributed to J.G. Graun (GraunWV D:XII:109) and Hasse.
I:07 Symphony No.07 G major strings, continuo Also attributed to Hasse.
I:08 Symphony No.08 A major strings, continuo
I:09 Symphony No.09 B-flat major strings, continuo
I:10 Symphony No.10 B-flat major (2 oboes), strings, continuo Oboe parts added in Dresden.
I:11 217 Symphony No.11 E-flat major 2 horns, strings, continuo Also attributed to Georg Benda.
I:12 211 Symphony No.12 F major 2 horns, strings, continuo Also attributed to Georg Benda.
I:13 662 Symphony No.13 G major strings, continuo Also attributed to Georg Benda.
I:14 209 Symphony No.14 A major strings, continuo Also attributed to Georg Benda.
I:15 Symphony C major 2 flutes, 2 horns, strings, continuo Probably by J.G. Graun (GraunWV Av:XII:34)
I:16 Symphony F major orch (unknown)
I:17 Symphony G major orch (unknown)
Symphony C major strings, continuo RISM 469236502
Symphony C major 2 flutes, strings, continuo Also attributed to Georg Benda. RISM 250001665
Symphony F major strings, continuo Also attributed to J.G. Graun (GraunWV D:XII:104). RISM 000139981
Symphony B-flat major strings, continuo Probably by Johann Gottlieb Graun ; GraunWV D:XII:116. RISM 190010941
Symphony G major 2 flutes, 2 horns, strings, continuo Also attributed to Georg Benda. RISM 200021313
Symphony D major 2 flutes, 2 horns, strings, continuo Misattributed to F. Benda. By Carl Friedrich Franz Benda. RISM 200021330
Symphony B-flat major strings, continuo Composer given only as "Benda". Unclear which member of the family this refers to. RISM 603000015

Concertos

LeeB Title Key Scoring Notes
II:1 Violin Concerto C major violin, strings, continuo
II:2 Violin Concerto D major violin, (2 horns), strings, continuo Horn parts added in Dresden.
II:3 Violin Concerto D major violin, strings, continuo
II:4 Violin Concerto D minor violin, strings, continuo Also exists in a version for flute.
II:4 Flute Concerto E minor flute, strings, continuo Also exists in a version for violin.
II:5 Violin Concerto E-flat major violin, strings, continuo
II:6 Violin Concerto E major violin, strings, continuo Also attributed to Christoph Förster.
II:7 Violin Concerto E major violin, strings, continuo Mostly lost
II:8 Violin Concerto E major violin, strings, continuo
II:9 Violin Concerto F major violin, strings, continuo
II:10 Flute Concerto G major flute, strings, continuo Also exists in a version for violin. See below.
II:10 Violin Concerto G major violin, strings, continuo Also exists in a version for flute. See above.
II:11 Flute Concerto G major flute, strings, continuo
II:12 Violin Concerto A-flat major violin, strings, continuo In SLUB, misattributed to Antonio Rosetti
II:13 Violin Concerto A major violin, strings, continuo
II:14 Violin Concerto A major violin, strings, continuo
II:15 Flute Concerto A major flute, strings, continuo
II:16 Violin Concerto A minor violin, strings, continuo Also exixts in a version for flute.
II:16 Flute Concerto A minor flute, strings, continuo Also exixts in a version for violin.
II:17 Violin Concerto B-flat major violin, strings, continuo
II:18 Violin Concerto B-flat major violin, strings, continuo
II:19 Violin Concerto C major Probably by Georg Benda (LorB 176)
II:20 Violin Concerto B-flat major violin, (2 oboes), strings, continuo Published in 1767 as a work by Joseph Riepel, Op.1/1. Also appears as LorB 192.
II:21 Violin Concerto B-flat major violin, orchestra (unknown) Probably by Johann Benda
II:22 Violin Concerto G major violin, orchestra (unknown) Probably by J.G. Graun
II:23 Violin Concerto E major Lost
II:24 Violin Concerto E minor Lost
II:25 Violin Concerto G major Lost
II:26 Violin Concerto B-flat major Lost
II:27 Violin Concerto B-flat major Lost
II:28 Violin Concerto B minor Lost

Solo Sonatas

LeeB Title Key Scoring Notes
III:1 Violin Sonata C major violin, continuo Op. 1 No.3
III:2 Violin Sonata C major violin, continuo
III:3 Violin Sonata C major violin, continuo
III:4 Violin Sonata C major violin, continuo
III:5 Violin Sonata C major violin, continuo
III:6 Violin Sonata C major violin, continuo Also exists in a version for flute. See below.
III:6 Flute Sonata C major flute, continuo Also exists in a version for violin. See above.
RISM 240001052
III:7 Violin Sonata C major violin, continuo
III:8 Violin Sonata C minor violin, continuo
III:9 Violin Sonata C minor violin, continuo
III:10 Violin Sonata C minor violin, continuo
III:11 Violin Sonata C minor violin, continuo
III:12 Violin Sonata C minor violin, continuo
III:13 Violin Sonata C minor violin, continuo
III:14 Violin Sonata C minor violin, continuo
III:15 Violin Sonata C minor violin, continuo
III:16 Violin Sonata D major violin, continuo
III:17 Violin Sonata D major violin, continuo
III:18 Violin Sonata D major violin, continuo
III:19 Violin Sonata D major violin, continuo
III:20 Violin Sonata D major violin, continuo
III:21 Violin Sonata D major violin, continuo
III:22 Flute Sonata D major flute, continuo
III:23 Violin Sonata D major violin, continuo
III:24 Flute Sonata D major flute, continuo
III:25 Violin Sonata D major violin, continuo
III:26 Violin Sonata D major violin, continuo
III:27 Violin Sonata D major violin, continuo Also exists in an arrangement for cello and continuo. Original version attributed to Johann Benda in Cz-Pu. See RISM
III:28 Violin Sonata D major violin, continuo
III:29 Violin Sonata D minor violin, continuo
III:30 Violin Sonata D minor violin, continuo
III:31 Violin Sonata D minor violin, continuo
III:32 Violin Sonata D minor violin, continuo
III:33 Violin Sonata E-flat major violin, continuo
III:34 Violin Sonata E-flat major violin, continuo
III:35 Violin Sonata E-flat major violin, continuo
III:36 Violin Sonata E-flat major violin, continuo
III:37 Violin Sonata E-flat major violin, continuo
III:38 Violin Sonata E-flat major violin, continuo
III:39 Violin Sonata E-flat major violin, continuo
III:40 Violin Sonata E-flat major violin, continuo
III:41 Violin Sonata E-flat major violin, continuo
III:42 Violin Sonata E-flat major violin, continuo
III:43 Violin Sonata E-flat major violin, continuo
III:44 Violin Sonata E major violin, continuo
III:45 Violin Sonata E major violin, continuo
III:46 Violin Sonata E major violin, continuo
III:47 Violin Sonata E major violin, continuo Op. 1 No.1
III:48 Violin Sonata E major violin, continuo
III:49 Violin Sonata E major violin, continuo
III:50 Violin Sonata E major violin, continuo
III:51 Violin Sonata E major violin, continuo Op. 1 No.5
III:52 Violin Sonata E major violin, continuo
III:53 Violin Sonata E major violin, continuo Attribution doubtful. Also attributed to Carl Höckh.
III:54 Violin Sonata E major violin, continuo
III:55 Violin Sonata E major violin, continuo
III:56 Violin Sonata E minor violin, continuo
III:57 Flute Sonata E minor flute, continuo Also exists in a version for violin. See below.
III:57 Violin Sonata D minor violin, continuo Also exists in a version for flute. See above.
RISM 702002622 ; RISM 705000232
III:58 Violin Sonata E minor violin, continuo
III:59 Violin Sonata E minor violin, continuo
III:60 Violin Sonata E minor violin, continuo Also exists in a version for flute. See below.
III:60 Flute Sonata E minor flute, continuo Also exists in a version for violin. See above. D-Bsa: RISM
III:61 Violin Sonata E minor violin, continuo
III:62 Violin Sonata F major violin, continuo
III:63 Violin Sonata F major violin, continuo
III:64 Violin Sonata F major violin, continuo
III:65 Violin Sonata F major violin, continuo
III:66 Violin Sonata F major violin, continuo
III:67 Violin Sonata F major violin, continuo
III:68 Violin Sonata F major violin, continuo
III:69 Violin Sonata F major violin, continuo
III:70 Violin Sonata F major violin, continuo
III:71 Violin Sonata F major violin, continuo
III:72 Violin Sonata F major violin, continuo
III:73 Violin Sonata F minor violin, continuo
III:74 Flute Sonata G major flute, continuo
III:75 Violin Sonata G major violin, continuo
III:76 Violin Sonata G major violin, continuo
III:77 Violin Sonata G major violin, continuo
III:78 Violin Sonata G major violin, continuo
III:79 Violin Sonata G major violin, continuo
III:80 Violin Sonata G major violin, continuo
III:81 Violin Sonata G major violin, continuo
III:82 Violin Sonata G major violin, continuo
III:83 Violin Sonata G major violin, continuo
III:84 Violin Sonata G major violin, continuo Attribution doubtful. Also attributed to Carl Höckh.
III:85 Violin Sonata G major violin, continuo
III:86 Violin Sonata G major violin, continuo
III:87 Violin Sonata G major violin, continuo
III:88 Violin Sonata G major violin, continuo
III:89 Violin Sonata G minor violin, continuo
III:90 Violin Sonata G minor violin, continuo
III:91 Violin Sonata G minor violin, continuo
III:92 Violin Sonata A-flat major violin, continuo
III:93 Violin Sonata A major violin, continuo
III:94 Violin Sonata A major violin, continuo
III:95 Violin Sonata A major violin, continuo Op.1 No.6
III:96 Violin Sonata A major violin, continuo
III:97 Violin Sonata A major violin, continuo
III:98 Violin Sonata A major violin, continuo Op.1 No.2
III:99 Violin Sonata A major violin, continuo
III:100 Violin Sonata A major violin, continuo
III:100 Viola d'amore Sonata A major viola d'amore, continuo RISM 452003325
III:101 Violin Sonata A major violin, continuo
III:102 Violin Sonata A major violin, continuo
III:103 Violin Sonata A major violin, continuo
III:104 Violin Sonata A major violin, continuo
III:105 Violin Sonata A major violin, continuo
III:106 Violin Sonata A major violin, continuo
III:107 Violin Sonata A major violin, continuo
III:108 Violin Sonata A major violin, continuo
III:109 Violin Sonata A major violin, continuo
III:110 Violin Sonata A major violin, continuo Attribution doubtful. Also attributed to Carl Höckh.
III:111 Violin Sonata A major violin, continuo
III:112 Violin Sonata A major violin, continuo
III:113 Violin Sonata A major violin, continuo
III:114 Violin Sonata A major violin, continuo
III:115 Violin Sonata A major violin, continuo
III:116 Violin Sonata A minor violin, continuo
III:117 Violin Sonata A minor violin, continuo
III:118 Violin Sonata A minor violin, continuo
III:119 Violin Sonata A minor violin, continuo
III:120 Violin Sonata A minor violin, continuo
III:121 Violin Sonata A minor violin, continuo also exists in a version for flute. See below.
III:121 Flute Sonata A minor flute, continuo also exists in a version for violin. See above.
III:122 Violin Sonata A minor violin, continuo Op.1 No.4
III:123 Violin Sonata B-flat major violin, continuo
III:124 Violin Sonata B-flat major violin, continuo
III:125 Violin Sonata B-flat major violin, continuo
III:126 Violin Sonata B-flat major violin, continuo
III:127 Violin Sonata B-flat major violin, continuo
III:128 Violin Sonata B-flat major violin, continuo
III:129 Violin Sonata B-flat major violin, continuo
III:130 Violin Sonata B-flat major violin, continuo
III:131 Violin Sonata B-flat major violin, continuo
III:132 Violin Sonata B-flat major violin, continuo
III:133 Violin Sonata B-flat major violin, continuo
III:134 Violin Sonata B-flat major violin, continuo
III:135 Violin Sonata B-flat major violin, continuo
III:136 Violin Sonata B-flat major violin, continuo
III:137 Violin Sonata B-flat minor violin, continuo Also exists in a version for viola. See below.
III:137 Viola Sonata C minor viola, continuo Also exists in a version for violin. See above.
RISM 469335600 ; RISM 469335700 ; RISM 469335500
III:138 Violin Sonata B-flat minor violin, continuo Also exists in a version for viola da gamba. See below.
III:138 Viola da Gamba Sonata B-flat minor viola da gamba, continuo Also exists in a version for violin. See above.
RISM 469407300
III:139 Violin Sonata B minor violin, continuo
III:140 Violin Sonata C major violin, continuo
III:141 Violin Sonata D major violin, continuo
III:142 Flute Sonata D major flute, continuo
III:143 Violin Sonata D major violin, continuo
III:144 Violin Sonata E-flat major violin, continuo
III:145 Violin Sonata E-flat major violin, continuo
III:146 Violin Sonata E major violin, continuo
III:147 Violin Sonata F major violin, continuo
III:148 Violin Sonata G major violin, continuo
III:149 Violin Sonata G major violin, continuo
III:150 Violin Sonata G minor violin, continuo
III:151 Violin Sonata G minor violin, continuo
III:152 Violin Sonata A major violin, continuo
III:153 Violin Sonata A major violin, continuo
III:154 Violin Sonata A major violin, continuo
III:155 Violin Sonata A major violin, continuo
III:156 Oboe Sonata B-flat major oboe, continuo Also exists in a version for flute. See below.
III:155 Flute Sonata C major flute, continuo Also exists in a version for oboe. See above.
RISM 450059222
III:157 Violin Sonata B-flat major violin, continuo
III:158 Violin Sonata B-flat major violin, continuo
III:159 Violin Sonata B-flat major violin, continuo
III:160 Flute Sonata C major flute, keyboard obl.
III:161 Flute Sonata E major flute, keyboard obl.
III:162 Flute Sonata F major flute, keyboard obl.
III:163 Violin Sonata G major violin, continuo By Friedrich Ludwig Benda
III:164 Violin Sonata A major violin, continuo By Joseph Benda (LorB 282)
III:165 Violin Sonata F major violin, continuo Lost
III:166 Violin Sonata A major violin, continuo Lost
III:167 Violin Sonata A minor violin, continuo Lost ; survives in a version for flute. See below.
III:167 Flute Sonata A minor flute, continuo RISM 469335100
III:168 Violin Sonata C minor violin, continuo Lost
III:169 Violin Sonata D major violin, continuo Lost
III:170 Flute Sonata D major flute, continuo Lost
III:171 Violin Sonata D major violin, continuo Lost
III:172 Oboe Sonata D minor oboe, continuo Lost ; Breitkopf Catalogue 1763
III:173 Violin Sonata E-flat major violin, continuo Lost
III:174 Bassoon Sonata F major bassoon, continuo Lost ; Breitkopf Catalogue 1763
III:175 Violin Sonata A major violin, continuo Lost
III:176 Violin Sonata A major violin, continuo Lost
III:177 Violin Sonata A major violin, continuo Lost
III:178 Violin Sonata A major violin, continuo Lost
III:179 Violin Sonata A minor violin, continuo Lost
III:180 Oboe Sonata B-flat major oboe, continuo Lost ; Breitkopf Catalogue 1763
III:181 Bassoon Sonata B-flat major bassoon, continuo Lost ; Breitkopf Catalogue 1763
III:182 Bassoon Sonata B-flat major bassoon, continuo Lost ; Breitkopf Catalogue 1763
Violin Sonata A minor violin, continuo RISM 452004555
Violin Sonata F major violin, continuo RISM 600055880
Violin Sonata A major violin, continuo RISM 600055881
Violin Sonata F major violin, continuo RISM 451511800
RISM 702002614
Violin Sonata E-flat major violin, continuo RISM 600055860
Violin Sonata G minor violin, continuo RISM 469409516
Violin Sonata D major violin, continuo RISM 702002598
Violin Sonata D major violin, continuo RISM 469404615
Viola Sonata F major viola, continuo RISM 469335800 ; Possibly by Johann Wilhelm Hertel RISM 704002468
Violin Sonata A major violin, continuo RISM 600055881 ; Same sonata as the one listed below.
Flute Sonata A major flute, continuo RISM 469412502 ; Same sonata as the one listed above.

Trio Sonatas

LeeB Title Key Scoring Notes
IV:01 Trio Sonata G major 2 flutes, continuo
IV:02 Trio Sonata A major 2 violins, continuo
IV:03 Trio Sonata D major 2 violins, continuo By Johann Gottlieb Graun: GraunWV A:XV:6 ; WenG 34
IV:04 Trio Sonata G major 2 violins, continuo By Johann Gottlieb Graun: GraunWV C:XV:89 ; WenG 62
IV:05 Trio Sonata D major violin, keyboard, continuo Lost
IV:06 Trio Sonata F major violin, bassoon, continuo Lost
IV:07 Trio Sonata G major flute, keyboard obl. Lost
IV:08 Trio Sonata G major flute, violin, continuo Lost
IV:09 Trio Sonata B-flat major 2 violins, continuo Lost
IV:10 Trio Sonata B-flat major violin, keyboard obl. Lost
Trio Sonata B-flat major violin, keyboard obl. Possibly IV.10. Manuscript in D-Bsa, which was "lost" at the time Lee compiled the catalogue. RISM 469378200

Violin Duets

L Key Scoring Notes
L V:01 C major 2 Violins No.01
L V:02 C major 2 Violins No.05
L V:03 C major 2 Violins No.02
L V:04 C major 2 Violins No.08
L V:05 C major 2 Violins No.11
L V:06 C major 2 Violins No.04
L V:07 C major 2 Violins No.09
L V:08 C major 2 Violins No.03
L V:09 C minor 2 Violins No.22
L V:10 C minor 2 Violins No.21
L V:11 D major 2 Violins No.19
L V:12 D major 2 Violins No.20
L V:13 D minor 2 Violins No.18
L V:14 E minor 2 Violins No.13
L V:15 F major 2 Violins No.17
L V:16 G major 2 Violins No.10
L V:17 G major 2 Violins No.16
L V:18 G major 2 Violins No.12
L V:19 G major 2 Violins No.06
L V:20 G major 2 Violins No.07
L V:21 A minor 2 Violins No.17
L V:22 A minor 2 Violins No.15
L V:23 C major 2 Violins
L V:24 C major 2 Violins
L V:25 C major 2 Violins
L V:26 E-flat major 2 Violins
L V:27 E minor 2 Violins
L V:28 F major 2 Violins
L V:29 F major 2 Violins
L V:30 G major 2 Violins
L V:31 A minor 2 Violins

Violin Solo

L Title Key Scoring Notes
L VI:3 Caprice C major Violin
L VI:63 Caprice B-flat major Violin

Miscellaneous works

L Title Key Scoring Notes
L VII:1 Dragonermarsch D major
L VII:2 Piece for mechanical clock G major
L VII:3 3 Odes
Violin Concerto D major RISM 800261896. Only solo part surviving.
Sonata A minor Violin RISM 452004555
Sonata F major Violin, Continuo RISM 600055880
Sonata A major Violin, Continuo RISM 600055881
Sonata F major Violin, Continuo RISM 451511800
RISM 702002614
Sonata E-flat major Violin, Continuo RISM 600055860
Sonata G minor Violin, Continuo RISM 469409516
Sonata D major Violin, Continuo RISM 702002598
Sonata D major Violin, Continuo RISM 469404615
Sonata D major Viola, Continuo RISM 469404615
Sonata D major Harp
Trio/Sonata, Op.3,1 G major Flute, Harpsichord Obl. RISM 469488501
May in fact be by Carl Friedrich Franz Benda (1754-1816) or Friedrich Wilhelm Heinrich Benda (1745-1814), both also referred to as F. Benda. Notice the low opus number, and the title of "musician to the king of Prussia"
Trio/Sonata, Op.3,2 A major Violin, Harpsichord Obl. RISM 469488502
May in fact be by Carl Friedrich Franz Benda (1754-1816) or Friedrich Wilhelm Heinrich Benda (1745-1814)
Trio/Sonata, Op.3,3 E-flat major Violin, Harpsichord Obl. RISM 469488503
May in fact be by Carl Friedrich Franz Benda (1754-1816) or Friedrich Wilhelm Heinrich Benda (1745-1814)