Joseph Küffner

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Joseph Küffner (Kueffner) (March 31, 1776 in Würzburg – September 9, 1856 in Würzburg)[1][2] was a German musician and composer, a contemporary of Beethoven.

Life[edit]

He was a violinist with the Würzburg court orchestra,[3][4] and was later, when Würzburg became part of Bavaria (1802), assigned to take charge of military music. At this point he became bandmaster with a Bavarian Army regiment.[3][5]

Music[edit]

A quintet of Küffner's for clarinet and strings was once attributed to Carl Maria von Weber,[2] and is still recorded in collections of Weber's music.[6] He composed seven symphonies and a large number of works for various chamber music combinations. His output also contains a substantial quantity of music for classical guitar (some of it still published as of 2008 and some newly reprinted).

Compositions[edit]

  • Symphonies[7]
    • First Symphony, Opus 75 (pub. Schott, 1818)[8]
    • Second Symphony, Opus 76 (Schott)[9]
    • Third Symphony, Opus 83 (pub. André, ca 1820)[10]
    • Fourth Symphony, Opus 141 (Schott)[11]
    • Fifth Symphony, Opus 142 (pub. by 1824) (Schott)[12]
    • Sixth Symphony, Opus 150 (Schott)[13]
    • Seventh Symphony, Opus 164 (pub. 1826)(Schott)[14]
  • Concertante
    • Polonaise for trumpet and orchestra, op. 126[15]
    • Potpourri, Concerto [No. 1] in D for viola and orchestra, op. 57 (1816)
    • Concerto [No. 2] in A for viola and orchestra, op. 139 (1823)[1][16]
  • Chamber music
    • Serenade for flute, violin and guitar, op. 4[17]
    • Serenade für Flöte oder Violine, Viola und Klavier =Serenade for flute or violin, viola and piano : op. 10[18]
    • Serenade for clarinet, viola and guitar, op. 21[18]
    • Introduction, theme and variations for clarinet quintet (attributed to Weber as opus 32)[18]
    • Clarinet quintet, op. 33[18]
    • Trios for three flutes op. 34[19]
    • Quintet for five winds plus bass, op. 40 no. 3[18]
    • Three String Quartets, op. 41[20]
    • Sonata for guitar and piano, op. 42 in C[21]
    • Serenade for flute (or violin) and guitar in C, op. 44[22]
    • Serenade for clarinet, viola and guitar, op. 45[18]
    • String Quartet in F major, op. 52 (by 1820)[23]
    • Serenade for flute, viola and guitar op. 60[24]
    • Horn Quintet op. 66[25]
    • Duets for clarinet and oboe, op. 80[18]
    • 25 Sonatines for guitar op. 80[17]
    • Three Duos for Two Clarinets op. 81[26]
    • Twelve duos for two guitars op. 87[18]
    • Serenade in D for violin (or flute) and guitar, op. 97
    • Three duets for clarinets, op. 105[27]
    • Notturno für Violine Flöte, Bratsche und Gitarre (or Laute), op. 110[17]
    • Harmoniemusik, op. 138[18]
    • Quintetto, guitare & quatuor à cordes, op. 156[17]
    • Serenade for flute and guitar in C, op. 158[28]
    • Etudes for two guitars, op. 168[29]
    • Musique Militaire, sinfonie et danses (opp. 169–70)[30]
    • String Quartet, op. 178 (1823-4)[3][31]
    • Introduction, theme and variations op. 190[18]
    • Potpourri on "Il barbiere di Siviglia", op. 198[18]
    • 24 Instructive Duets for oboes op. 199[18]
    • 24 Instructive Duets for clarinets op. 200[32]
    • 24 Instructive Duets for bassoons op. 212[33]
    • XXIme potpourri pour piano et flute ou violon sur des motifs de l'opéra "Guillaume Tell", op. 225 (pub. 1852)[17]
    • Divertissement for horn or viola or cello and piano, op. 231
    • 31me potpourri, pour piano et flûte ou violon, op. 257[34]
    • 40me potpourri pour piano et flûte ou violon : motifs favoris de l'opéra Le postillon de Lonjumeau d'Adolphe Adam, op. 275[35]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Schytte, Henrik Vissing (1888). Nordisk musik-lexikon (in Norwegian). København: Wilhelm Hansen. p. 439. Retrieved 2008-07-11.  OCLC 186788569.
  2. ^ a b "Dolmetsch Online Composers Biography: K". Retrieved 2008-07-11. 
  3. ^ a b c "Advertisement for Antique Sale of a Küffner String Quartet". 1823-4. Retrieved 2008-07-12. 
  4. ^ Whether the quartet being offered for sale was opus 52 in F, opus 178, or another, was not specified.
  5. ^ "Publications". IDRS. Retrieved 2008-07-12. 
  6. ^ "Notes to a Naxos Recording including the Küffner Quintet". 1995. Retrieved 2008-07-11. 
  7. ^ for a partial list of keys of Küffner's symphonies, compiled from a Library of Congress publication among others, see talk page
  8. ^ OCLC 68250755
  9. ^ "BSB-Catalog Permalink for Symphony 2". Retrieved 2009-01-10. 
  10. ^ OCLC 67745987
  11. ^ "BSB-Catalog Permalink for Symphony 4". Retrieved 2009-01-10. 
  12. ^ "BSB-Catalog Permalink for Symphony 5". Retrieved 2009-01-10. 
  13. ^ "BSB-Catalog Permalink for Symphony 6". Retrieved 2009-01-10. 
  14. ^ "BSB-Catalog Permalink for Symphony 7". Retrieved 2009-01-10. 
  15. ^ OCLC 30124425
  16. ^ "Library of Congress Link for Küffner Viola Concerto Record". Schott. Retrieved 2008-07-12. 
  17. ^ a b c d e HELVETICAT
  18. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l Open Library of Amsterdam
  19. ^ OCLC 71512585
  20. ^ "New York Public Library Permalink for Opus 41". Retrieved 2009-01-10. 
  21. ^ Fontys.nl Catalog
  22. ^ OCLC 165298611
  23. ^ "New York Public Library Permalink for Opus 52". Retrieved 2009-01-10. 
  24. ^ IMSLP
  25. ^ Bavarian Library OPAC
  26. ^ "New York Public Library Permalink for Opus 81". Retrieved 2009-01-10. 
  27. ^ "New York Public Library Permalink for Opus 105". Retrieved 2009-01-10. 
  28. ^ "Cornell Library Permalink for opus 158". Retrieved 2009-01-10. 
  29. ^ "Cornell Library Permalink for opus 168". Retrieved 2009-01-10. 
  30. ^ Allegemeine musikalische Zeitung at Google Books, 1826. Breitkopf & Härtel. p. 45 (432).
  31. ^ Allgemeine musikalische zeitung, May 1828 at Google Books, page 316 (may be the same as the 1823-4 work above despite the 1828 date of the review)
  32. ^ OCLC 63215213
  33. ^ OCLC 247900280
  34. ^ OCLC 165298905
  35. ^ OCLC 165298888

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