|Composition Year||1800 ca.|
|Genre Categories||;; ; ;|
|Composer||Berlin, Johan Henrich|
|I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No.||IJB 1|
|Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp.||1800 ca.|
|Composer Time PeriodComp. Period||Classical|
Definitely first published as a sonatina? Worth asking, as many works by e.g. Kuhlau that one now knows as "sonatinas" were first composed and published as sonatas (and should be so represented here, however we know them now. :) )
Answer: The autograph score bears the heading "Sonatina." None of J. H. Berlin's music was published during his lifetime. The sonatina survives in a manuscript (ms 142, eske 18) at the University Library of Oslo. This manuscript is described in the literature as being in the handwriting of the composer. The sonatina was published for the first time in 1959 when it appeared in a volume of a Norwegian series entitled "Pro piano : fire seklers undervisningsmusikk" (vol. 3; Drammen: Lyche, ).