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Kuhlau Friedrich

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

Grand Solo for flute No 3 in G Major for flute solo or with piano (Op 57)

By Kuhlau Friedrich

F.Kuhlau: "Grand solo" for flute No 3 in G Major (Op 57) was published in 1824. As alternative title suggests (Trois grands Solos pour la Flûte avec accompagnement de Piano-Forte ad libitum) the piece can be played solo or with piano accompaniment.

Uliana Zhivitskaya (flute), 2021, live performance

Grand solo No 3

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Kuhlau Friedrich

Friedrich Kuhlau (1786-1832) was born in Germany in military oboist family. Even though he lost his right eye due to accident on ice at the age of eight, he had to flee Germany not to be conscripted in Napoleonic Army in 1810. He settled down in Denmark, became Danish citizen and wrote most of his works there, thus becoming one of the most prominent Danish composers, known also as Frederick Kulav.

Although he was a concert pianist he wrote many pieces for flute, making to believe that he played flute as well (he didn't). Even though he lost most of his works during his housefire in 1831, there are rather many compositions for flute that have survived over the years to be played and enjoyed.