Quartet for Four Flutes, Op.88 (Fürstenau, Anton Bernhard)


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Publisher. Info. London: Unidentified Publisher, n.d.. Plate W. & C. No. 1042
Misc. Notes Cover, where publisher might be mentioned, is missing. Might be E. Ashdown (sometime early? 20th century), from WorldCat, which suggests a J. Clinton as the editor (though probably, or at least originally, a Wessel edition ca.1840, from WorldCat, see notes.)
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General Information

Work Title First Quartet for Four Flutes
Alternative. Title
Composer Fürstenau, Anton Bernhard
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. Op.88
Key F major
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 4 movements:
  1. Adagio espressivo - Allegro con fuoco
  2. Menuetto. Allegro (B major) - Trio I - Men.D.C. Senza Rep. - Trio II - Men. D.C. Senza Rep.
  3. Allegro maestoso - Trio - Allegro maestoso senza rep.
  4. Adagio (Theme by Haydn and 3 variations)
First Publication. 1830s?
Dedication Mr. George Rudall
Average DurationAvg. Duration 15–20 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation 4 Flutes
Related Works String Quartets, Op.76 (Haydn, Joseph)
External Links All Music Guide

Misc. Comments

4th movement consists of 3 variations on the "National Austrian Melody - God preserve the Emperor - by I. Haydn"

This is an arrangement of SERENATA for 3 flutes and alto flute ( or Clarinet) by Sigismund Ritter von Neukomm in E flat major - here transposed to F - Major for 4 flutes - Probaly was the publisher who uses the name A.B. Furstenau - The Original autograph its at BNP - Paris "