Le colporteur (Onslow, George)

Sheet Music

Arrangements and Transcriptions

Entr'acte et Marche

For Piano (Kalkbrenner)

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Coulonnus (2014/6/13)

Arranger Friedrich Wilhelm Kalkbrenner (1784-1849)
Publisher. Info. Leipzig: H.A. Probst, n.d.(ca.1828). Plate 390.
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General Information

Work Title Le colporteur
Alternative. Title L'enfant du bûcheron .
Composer Onslow, George
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IGO 9
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 3 acts
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1826
Librettist Eugène de Planard (1783-1853)
Language French
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation voices, mixed chorus, orchestra
Primary Sources D-B Mus.ms.autogr. Onslow, G. 1 N
D-DT Mus - n 177 (1827 abschrift - 40 parts and full score - of a German translation)

Misc. Comments

Grove Music says "Although his three operatic works L’alcade de la vega, Le colporteur, and Guise were given as comic operas at the time, it is clear that they approached the grand opera genre, which explains the notably cool reception they received from the critics, who thought it inappropriate to stage such dramatic works at the Opéra-Comique."

One of his most popular operas if the number of works by other composers based on melodies "from le Colporteur" is any judge at all. (Kuhlau composed one, for example (Introduction and Rondo on 'Le Colporteur', Op.98a, 1829; also his Op.96) as did Louise Farrenc (her Op.10) and others.)

Published in vocal score in 1829 (Hofmeister's Monatsbericht (1829), p.19) if not earlier.