Variations on the song "Trockne Blumen" D 802 [Op. post. 160]
Ihr Bluemlein alle. Composed by Franz Schubert (1797-1828). Edited by N Delius and P Badura-Skoda. Edition Breitkopf.
The variations on the song Trockne Blumen D 802 number among the few works for flute written in the first half of the 19thcentury that have survived their time of origin and become standard literature for their instruments.Romantic. Breitkopf and Haertel #EB-6658. Published by Breitkopf and Haertel (BR.EB-6658).
Item Number: BR.EB-6658
ISBN 979-0-004-16863-9. 9 x 12 in inches.
In January 1824 Schubert himself called the work succinctly Variations pour Pianoforte et Flute. Judging from the first edition (Introduction et Variations sur un theme original, published posthumously in 1850), it doesn't seem as if Schubert borrowed the variation theme from the song Trockne Blumen from his cycle Die schone Mullerin.
The addressee for both instruments was presumably the flutist Ferdinand Bogner, a friend of Schubert's. The work makes equal - and highly virtuoso - demands on the players. For their revision, the editors Nikolaus Delius and Paul Badura Skoda consulted the autograph, which is housed in Vienna's Stadtbibliothek.