Scores and Parts
||Offenbach: Johann André, n.d.. Plate 5287.|
Reissue (new engraving) - n.d.
||600 dpi, with added measure numbers
||Nocturne sur Le Siège de Corinthe
||Nocturne en forme de variations sur des motifs de l'opera Le Siège de Corinthe (Rossini) ; Nocturne pour piano et hautbois ou violon, sur des motifs du Siège de Corinthe (original title)
|Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No.
|I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No.
||1827 ca. – Paris: Troupenas
|Composer Time PeriodComp. Period
||violin (or oboe), piano (or harp)
||Based on Le siège de Corinthe by Rossini
Publication in 1849 by André is listed in HMB as Nouv. Edit. but no previous edition found listed in HMB. Also, it lists instrumentation as p Violon (ou Hautbois) et Pfte (ou Harpe).
- HMB is a horrible way to find publication dates for French works and works published by French publishers. They're best with things closer to Leipzig, relatively, I think (though not too bad relatively I think at estimating publication premiere dates of Russian and US publications- not great either, I guess. Always remember what these sources are and do...) Anyway: Op.16 is mentioned in the 1827 Journal général d'annonces des œuvres de musique, gravures ..., (Volume 3) but not in the 1825 (volume 1), so guessing it was published between 1825 and 1827, but still, might have been published before then. - Schissel (The harp alternative and the new title (en forme de variations) may be posthumous, as the André edition dates from 1849>1839, and if no sign can be found that the composer approved of the addition and the alternative instrumentation one may have to de-tag.) (His 2 nocturnes, op.20 also pub.1827 was originally for piano (or harp) or oboe (or violin) according to BdlF, so it seems quite possible and authentic, that said.)
(Other journals used to be digitized by Google Books, too, but they're getting harder to read there, worse luck.)