Kuhlau

Friedrich Kuhlau

(1786-1832)

Fredrich Kuhlau

Kuhlau was most famous in his day as a flautist and composer for flute. But, he obviously was a good keyboard player and his Sonatinas are part of the regular student repertoire, like the Sonatinas of Clementi. They are actually a little bit more difficult than Clementi, and so serve as a good bridge to Mozart Sonatas. The most popular of the Sonatinas is Opus 20, No. 1.

3 Sonatinas For Piano, Op. 20

  • Sonatina in C major, Op. 20, No. 1
    1. Allegro
    2. Andante
    3. Rondo
  • Sonatina in G major, Op. 20, No. 2
    1. Allegro
    2. Adagio e sostenuto
    3. Allegro scherzando
  • Sonatina in F major, Op. 20, No. 3
    1. Allegro con spirito
    2. Larghetto
    3. Alla polacca

Piano Sonatinas, Op. 55

  • Piano Sonatina in C major, Op. 55, No. 1
    1. Allegro
    2. Vivace
  • Piano Sonatina in G major, Op. 55, No. 2
    1. Allegretto
    2. Cantabile
    3. Allegro
  • Piano Sonatina in C major, Op. 55, No. 3
    1. Allegro con spirito
    2. Allegretto grazioso
  • Piano Sonatina in F major, Op. 55, No. 4
    1. Allegro non tanto
    2. Andantino con espressione
    3. Alla polacca
  • Piano Sonatina in D major, Op. 55, No. 5
    1. Tempo di marcia
    2. Vivace assai
  • Piano Sonatina in C major, Op. 55, No. 6
    1. Allegro maestoso
    2. Menuetto