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[edit]

  • 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[edit]

  • 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)