Musikalische Genrebilder, Op.14 (Ellmenreich, Albert)




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Spinnliedchen (No.5)

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Spinnliedchen (No.5)

For String Orchestra (Fine)

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Work Title Musikalische Genrebilder
Alternative. Title Sammlung leichter Charakterstücke
Composer Ellmenreich, Albert
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. Op.14
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IAE 1
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 7 pieces
  1. Jagdzug
  2. Tiefes Leid
  3. Trost
  4. Schmetterlings-Schwärmen
  5. Spinnliedchen
  6. Savoyardentanz
  7. Trauermarsch
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1863 or before
First Publication. 1863 – Leipzig: Friedrich Hofmeister
(Hofmeister's Monatsbericht (1863), p.8)
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation piano

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Spinnliedchen (Spinning Song), the best known item from the set, seems to be universally referred to as number four. The announcement of the first edition in Hofmeister's Monatsberichte lists it as the fifth item. In Schirmer's 1878 edition (see cover: here) of Op.14 it appears that items two and three were possibly combined into one number (entitled Sorrow and Consolation) so that Spinnliedchen became number four. Perhaps, this is the origin of the re-numbering.