The Broken Melody (Biene, Auguste van)

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Theme "The Broken Melody"

For Viola and Piano (Coward-Klee)

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Arranger M. August Coward-Klee
Editor Otto Langey (1855-1922)
Publisher. Info. Langey's Celebrated Tutors: Viola
London: Hawkes & Son, n.d.
Reprinted New York: Carl Fischer, 1914. Plate 18038-4.
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For Cello and Piano (Composer)

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Publisher. Info. London: E. Ascherberg & Co., 1892. Plate E. A. & Co. 679.
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Misc. Notes Theme originally for cello and orchestra in incidental music, it seems.
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Publisher. Info. Paris: Hachette & Cie, 1902*. Plate H. 17885 & Cie.
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This publication is noted in Guide du violoniste : oeuvres choisies pour violon ainsi que pour alto et musique de chambre, classées d'après leur degré de difficulté (date sometime 20th century, several post-1900 works being mentioned in the table of contents, e.g. Slunicko's etudes op.54 pub. in 1909.)
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Publisher. Info. Paris: Hachette & Cie., 1902*. Plate H. 17885 & Cie.
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General Information

Work Title The Broken Melody
Alternative. Title Play with incidental music
Composer Biene, Auguste van
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IAB 1
First Publication. 1892?
Librettist James T. Tanner (1858–1915)
Language English
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation Voices, orchestra(?) (chorus?)

Misc. Comments

Also the title of, and the music used for, a 1916 film based on the play(?) from whose incidental music (or operetta from whose music?) this piece derives. (That is, Biene wrote a dramatic work- which became quite popular - called "The Broken Melody"- which ran, according to his Musical Times obituary, some 6000 times with the composer in it; the name also refers to this tune from the dramatic production.)

The play is by James T. Tanner (music by Biene.)