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Reinecke Carl Heinrich Carsten

Andersen, Joachim

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

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

Sonate "Undine" for flute and piano (Op 167)

By Reinecke Carl Heinrich Carsten

C. Reinecke: flute sonata "Undine" (Op 167) was published in 1882 and is among the most popular works of Reinecke. The inspiration for the sonata came from the "Undine" novel by German writer Friedrich de la Motte Fouqué which was written in 1811. "Undine" was a very popular book in 19th century, the story is descended from the French tale where water spirit marries a knight in order to gain a soul. The condition of the marriage is that he shall never see her on Saturdays, otherwise she resumes her mermaid appearance. The tale of Undine later inspired many writers (H.C. Andersen's "Little Mermaid") and composers (P. Tchaikovsky "Undina", A. Dvořák "Rusalka" etc.).

William Bennett

Clifford Benson (piano), 1985, live performance at Wigmore Hall, London with Wibb introduction

1. Allegro, 2. Intermezzo, 3. Andante tranquillo, 4. Finale

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Davide Formisano

Phillip Moll (piano), 2002, live performance in Japan

1. Allegro, 2. Intermezzo, 3. Andante tranquillo, 4. Finale

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Paolo Taballione

James-Jaewon Moon (piano), 2020, live performance at Seoul Arts Center, Korea

1. Allegro, 2. Intermezzo, 3. Andante tranquillo, 4. Finale

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Reinecke Carl Heinrich Carsten

Carl Reinecke (1824-1910) was a German composer and conductor. He studied and later became good friends with R. Schumann and F. Liszt and for three decades was a Musical director of the Gewandhaus Orchestra in Leipzig where he premiered J. Brahm's "A German Requiem" in 1869. He was also a professor of composition and piano at the Leipzig Conservatorium where among his students were E. Grieg, B. Harwood and E. Wintzer. The most popular composition of Reinecke is his flute sonata "Undine".