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Blahetka Leopoldine

Andersen, Joachim

Blahetka, Leopoldine

Boehm, Theobald

Bonis, Mel

Borne, François

Caplet, André

Chaminade, Cécile

Chopin, Frédéric

Danzi, Franz Ignaz

Demersseman, Jules-Auguste Edouard

Donizetti, Gaetano

Donjon, Johannes

Doppler, Albert Franz

Fauré, Gabriel

Frühling, Carl

Ganne, Louis

Godard, Benjamin

Grandval, Clémence

Hüe, Georges Adolphe

Kuhlau, Friedrich

Mendelssohn, Felix

Mercadante, Saverio

Molique, Wilhelm Bernhard

Mouquet, Jules

Périlhou, Albert

Reinecke, Carl Heinrich Carsten

Saint-Saëns, Camille

Schubert, Franz

Schumann, Robert

Sibelius, Jean

Strauss, Richard

Taffanel, Claude Paul

Tulou, Jean-Louis

Wagner, Siegfried

Widor, Charles Marie Jean Albert

Variations for Flute and Piano, op. 39

Variations for Flute and Piano, op. 39

By Blahetka Leopoldine

L. Blahetka: Variations for Flute and Piano, op. 39 was written in 1830s (published in 1835). This vibrant composition includes an operatic "scena" as well as Rossini-like badinage and vitality in the faster variations.

Noemi Györi

Suzana Bartal (piano), 2023, Hungaroton

Variations

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Blahetka Leopoldine

Leopoldine Blahetka (1809-1885) was an Austrian pianist and composer. Born in a family of teachers (her father was a history and mathematics teacher and had good relations with Ludwig van Beethoven, and her mother was a physharmonica teacher and performer) she early was exposed to music since her maternal grandfather was the Viennese composer, Andreas Traeg. After moving to Vienna where her father took a job with the Traeg music publishing house, young Leopoldine initially studied piano with her mother and later with many other renowned teachers of Vienna at that time, including Joseph Czerny, by special recommendation of L. W. Beethoven.
In 1816 she gave her first public performance at the age of seven and immediately was declared a "genius" by the Viennese press. A few years later she took composition lessons from Vienna’s most revered teacher Simon Sechter and published her first compositions by the age of 11.
In 1821 she started touring Europe as a child prodigy, accompanied by her mother.
While touring in Germany in 1825/1826 she made a great impression on Robert Schumann who later described her works as “truly feminine, delicate, considerate and elaborate.”
Around 1830, the Blahetka family moved to Boulogne-Sur-Mer, France, seeking a better climate. Little is known about her life after the 1840s when she ended her European tour. Overall, she composed over 50 compositions, mostly for piano.