Joseph Küffner

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Joseph Küffner (Kueffner) (31 March 1776 in Würzburg – 9 September 1856 in Würzburg)[1][2] was a German musician and composer who, among other achievements, contributed significantly to the guitar repertory, including chamber music.

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 being available in modern editions).

Compositions[edit]

  • Symphonies[7]
    • First Symphony op. 75 (pub. Schott, 1818)[8]
    • Second Symphony op. 76 (Schott)[9]
    • Third Symphony op. 83 (pub. André, ca 1820)[10]
    • Fourth Symphony op. 141 (Schott)[11]
    • Fifth Symphony op. 142 (pub. by 1824) (Schott)[12]
    • Sixth Symphony op. 150 (Schott)[13]
    • Seventh Symphony op. 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 (or violin), violin (or viola) and guitar (or piano) op. 4[17][18]
    • Serenade für Flöte oder Violine, Viola und Klavier =Serenade for flute or violin, viola and piano : op. 10[19]
    • Serenade for clarinet, viola and guitar op. 21[19]
    • Introduction, theme and variations for clarinet quintet (attributed to Weber as opus 32)[19]
    • Clarinet quintet op. 33[19]
    • Trios for three flutes op. 34[20]
    • Quintet for five winds plus bass op. 40 no. 3[19]
    • Three String Quartets op. 41[21]
    • Sonata for guitar and piano op. 42 in C[22]
    • Serenade for flute (or violin) and guitar in C op. 44[23]
    • Serenade for clarinet, viola and guitar op. 45[19]
    • String Quartet in F major op. 52 (by 1820)[24]
    • Serenade for flute, viola and guitar op. 60[25]
    • Horn Quintet op. 66[26]
    • Duets for clarinet and oboe op. 80[19]
    • 25 Sonatines for guitar op. 80[17]
    • Three Duos for Two Clarinets op. 81[27]
    • Twelve duos for two guitars op. 87[19]
    • Serenade in D for violin (or flute) and guitar, op. 97
    • Three duets for clarinets op. 105[28]
    • Notturno op. 110 for violin, flute, viola and guitar (or lute) op. 110[17]
    • Harmoniemusik op. 138[19]
    • Quintetto, guitare & quatuor à cordes, op. 156[17]
    • Serenade for flute and guitar in C op. 158[29]
    • Etudes for two guitars op. 168[30]
    • Musique Militaire, sinfonie et danses (opp. 169–70)[31]
    • String Quartet op. 178 (1823-4)[3][32]
    • Introduction, theme and variations op. 190[19]
    • Potpourri on Il Barbiere di Siviglia op. 198[19]
    • 24 Instructive Duets for oboes op. 199[19]
    • 24 Instructive Duets for clarinets op. 200[33]
    • 24 Instructive Duets for bassoons op. 212[34]
    • 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[35]
    • 40me Potpourri pour piano et flûte ou violon: motifs favoris de l'opéra Le postillon de Lonjumeau d'Adolphe Adam op. 275[36]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Schytte, Henrik Vissing (1888). Nordisk musik-lexikon (in Norwegian). København: Wilhelm Hansen. p. 439. OCLC 186788569. Retrieved 2008-07-11. .
  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.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  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. ^ "Joseph Kuffner Serenade for Flute, Violin & Piano, Op.4". www.editionsilvertrust.com. Retrieved 2016-08-31. 
  19. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l Open Library of Amsterdam
  20. ^ OCLC 71512585
  21. ^ "New York Public Library Permalink for Opus 41". Retrieved 2009-01-10. 
  22. ^ Fontys.nl Catalog
  23. ^ OCLC 165298611
  24. ^ "New York Public Library Permalink for Opus 52". Retrieved 2009-01-10. 
  25. ^ IMSLP
  26. ^ Bavarian Library OPAC
  27. ^ "New York Public Library Permalink for Opus 81". Retrieved 2009-01-10. 
  28. ^ "New York Public Library Permalink for Opus 105". Retrieved 2009-01-10. 
  29. ^ "Cornell Library Permalink for opus 158". Retrieved 2009-01-10. 
  30. ^ "Cornell Library Permalink for opus 168". Retrieved 2009-01-10. 
  31. ^ Allegemeine musikalische Zeitung at Google Books, 1826. Breitkopf & Härtel. p. 45 (432).
  32. ^ 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)
  33. ^ OCLC 63215213
  34. ^ OCLC 247900280
  35. ^ OCLC 165298905
  36. ^ OCLC 165298888

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