Biography of Friedrich Silcher (1789-1860)

Born in Schnait (Württemberg)
Studies with Kreutzer and Hummel
Academic music director at the university of Tübingen
Foundation of the academic "Liedertafel"
Foundation of an oratory choir
Honorary Doctor of the Tübingen University
The variations for flute on "Nelo cor piú nn mi sento" are first mentioned in a document
Dies in Tübingen
Dedicated himself mainly to the fosterage of folk songs by setting them for four-part male and female choirs and by composition of himself (z. B. Alle Jahre wieder, Ännchen von Tharau or Muss i denn also sung later by Elvis)

Sheet music for flute:

Variationen über Nel cor piú non mi sento (D-Dur)
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(flute, piano)
Bärenreiter, Ba 8173
Rating: mid-grade
  1. Introduzione (Adagio)
  2. Thema (Andantino)
  3. Variation 1 (Cantabile)
  4. Variation 2 (Vivace)
  5. Variation 3 (Klavier-Solo)
  6. Variation 4 (Minore. Adagio.)
  7. Variation 5 (Alla Polacca)
the theme is from the opera La Molinara von Paisiello ("Mich fliehen alle Freuden"). Beethoven used this melody in 1795 to write variations for the piano.

Literature von/über Friedrich Silcher

Last edit 30.12.2019