3 Rondolettos, Op.117 (Kuhlau, Friedrich)

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Schissel (2014/3/9)

Publisher. Info. Ausgewählte Compositionen von Fr. Kuhlau. A. Für pianoforte solo. Heft 5.
Wolfenbuttel: L. Holle, n.d.(ca.1855). Plate 266.
Misc. Notes DKB/Rex has this as a scan of the First Edition. This is, I believe, not the case (perhaps it is a scan of a reprint (or new edition?) - judging from Google Books, possibly dating from somewhere between 1855 and ??...) - but not itself an early edition. (The publisher Holle seems to have gotten started around 1840, and the first volume in this series came out around 1855 or so.
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Work Title 3 Rondolettos
Alternative. Title Souvenir de Beethoven. 3 Rondoletto faciles et brillantes sur des Airs favoris de Beethoven. (Erinnerung an Beethoven.) 3 Rondinos sur les chansons allemandes de Beethoven.
Composer Kuhlau, Friedrich
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. Op.117
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IFK 76
Key see below
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 3 (the first two with introductions).
  1. Der lebt ein Leben (G major, introduction in G minor)
  2. Der Frühling entblüht (B major)
  3. Als mir noch die Thräne (C major)
First Publication. 1831 – Braunschweig: Spehr (predecessor company to Litolff)
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Classical
Instrumentation Piano

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(Rex also lists 5 Op.117 Rondolettos by Kuhlau in their catalog, but the only ones they list by name are the 3 published in 1831, nos. 1, 4 and 5 in their revised list; if there are nos. 2 and 3 that Kuhlau wrote for a revised and expanded edition of 1832 e.g. that would account for the discrepancy but which weren't included in the posthumous Holle compilation, information would be appreciated..) - Schissel

BdlF in 1832 lists 3 characteristic rondos published by Farrenc (BNF clarifies that this has Op.118). This could correspond to Spehr's Op.117 or to Simrock's Op.118 or to neither... BdlF also in 1832 lists 3 Rondinos Op.117 (also published by Farrenc) on Beethoven's German songs which would seem to be this under a slightly different title.