Danzi, Franz Ignaz
Demersseman, Jules-Auguste Edouard
Doppler, Albert Franz
Hüe, Georges Adolphe
Molique, Wilhelm Bernhard
Reinecke, Carl Heinrich Carsten
Taffanel, Claude Paul
Widor, Charles Marie Jean Albert
Variations on "The Last Rose of Summer" for flute and piano in G Major (Op 105)
F.Kuhlau: "Variations on the Irish song theme" for flute and piano in G Major (Op 105) were written in 1829. As the original title suggests (Variations sur l'ari favori Irlandais), the Irish song "The Last Rose of Summer" was used as the main theme. Variations have 9 movements: theme, 7 variations and finale (Adagio-Allegretti vivace).
Hans-Erik Dijkstra (piano), 2013
Theme, 7 variations, Finale
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.