Jean-Frédéric Edelmann

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Jean-Frédéric Edelmann (Johann Friedrich Edelmann, 5 May 1749 – 17 July 1794) was a French classical composer. He was born in Strasbourg but, after studying law and music, he moved to Paris in 1774 where he played and taught the piano. It is possible that Edelmann worked for some time in London. During the French Revolution he was appointed administrator of the Bas-Rhin. In July 1794 he was arrested and executed by guillotine.

Edelmann composed two operas, an oratorio and various pieces of chamber music.

Works list[edit]

  • Published Works

Op. 1 No. 1 \ Keyboard Sonata in E flat major
Op. 1 No. 2 \ Keyboard Sonata in E major
Op. 1 No. 3 \ Keyboard Sonata in D major
Op. 1 No. 4 \ Keyboard Sonata in A major
Op. 1 No. 5 \ Keyboard Sonata in D major
Op. 1 No. 6 \ Keyboard Sonata in F sharp major
Op. 2 No. 1 \ Keyboard Sonata in C major
Op. 2 No. 2 \ Keyboard Sonata in F major
Op. 2 No. 3 \ Keyboard Sonata in C major
Op. 2 No. 4 \ Keyboard Sonata in G major
Op. 2 No. 5 \ Keyboard Sonata in E major
Op. 2 No. 6 \ Keyboard Sonata in B flat major
Op. 3 No. 1 \ Keyboard Sonata in E flat minor
Op. 3 No. 2 \ Keyboard Sonata in F major
Op. 4 \ Keyboard Concerto in D major
Op. 5 No. 1 \ Keyboard Sonata in A major
Op. 5 No. 2 \ Keyboard Sonata in G minor
Op. 5 No. 3 \ Keyboard Sonata in C minor
Op. 5 No. 4 \ Keyboard Sonata in D minor
Op. 6 No. 1 \ Keyboard Sonata in G minor
Op. 6 No. 2 \ Keyboard Sonata in D minor
Op. 6 No. 3 \ Keyboard Sonata in C major
Op. 7 No. 1 \ Keyboard Sonata in E flat major
Op. 7 No. 2 \ Keyboard Sonata in G minor
Op. 8 No. 1 \ Keyboard Sonata in C minor
Op. 8 No. 2 \ Keyboard Sonata in E minor (Mlle Edelmann)
Op. 8 No. 3 \ Keyboard Sonata in D major
Op. 9 No. 1 \ Keyboard Quartet in E flat major
Op. 9 No. 2 \ Keyboard Quartet in C minor
Op. 9 No. 3 \ Keyboard Quartet in G minor
Op. 9 No. 4 \ Keyboard Quartet in D major
Op. 10 No. 1 \ Keyboard Sonata in F minor
Op. 10 No. 2 \ Keyboard Sonata in E flat major
Op. 10 No. 3 \ Keyboard Sonata in C minor
Op. 10 No. 4 \ Keyboard Sonata in E major
Op. 11 \ Opera La bergère des Alpes (Paris, Tuileries 20 July 1781)
Op. 12 \ Keyboard Concerto in A minor
Op. 13 No. 1 \ Keyboard Quartet in C major
Op. 13 No. 2 \ Keyboard Quartet in B flat major
Op. 13 No. 3 \ Keyboard Quartet in C minor
Op. 13 No. 4 \ Keyboard Quartet in D major
Op. 14 No. 1 \ Keyboard Concerto in F minor
Op. 14 No. 2 \ Keyboard Concerto in F major
Op. 14 No. 3 \ Keyboard Concerto in E major
Op. 15 No. 1 \ Keyboard Quartet in A major "Le rendez-vous"
Op. 15 No. 2 \ Keyboard Quartet in E major "La toilette de Vénus"
Op. 15 No. 3 \ Keyboard Quartet in G minor "Les regrets d'Herminie"
Op. 15 No. 4 \ Keyboard Quartet in E flat major "La partie de chasse"
Op. 16 \ Airs for keyboard

  • Unpublished Works

Oratorio Esther (Paris, Concert Spirituel, 8 April 1781) lost
Opera Ariane dans l’isle de Naxos (Paris, Opéra, 24 Sept 1782)
Ballet Feu (Paris, Opéra, 24 Sept 1782)
Opera Diane et l’amour

References[edit]

  • Rita Benton: "Jean-Frédéric Edelmann, a Musical Victim of the French Revolution", Musical Quarterly, l (1964), 165–187
  • Rita Benton: "The Instrumental Music of Jean-Frédéric Edelmann: a Thematic Catalogue and List of Early Editions", Fontes Artis Musicae, xi (1964), 79–88
  • Sylvie Pécot-Douatte: A la recherche d'Edelmann le musicien guillotiné, l'Harmattan, Paris (2001)