Friedrich Daniel Rudolf Kuhlau (German; Danish sometimes Frederick Kulav) (11 September 1786 – 12 March 1832) was a Danish composer during the late Classical and early Romantic periods. He was a central figure of the Danish Golden Age and is immortalized in Danish cultural history through his music for Elves' Hill, the first true work of Danish National Romanticism and a concealed tribute to the absolute monarchy. To this day it is his version of this melody which is the definitive arrangement.
During his lifetime, Kuhlau was known primarily as a concert pianist and composer of Danish opera, but was responsible for introducing many of Beethoven's works, which he greatly admired, to Copenhagen audiences. Kuhlau was a prolific composer, as evidenced by the fact that although his house burned down, destroying all of his unpublished manuscripts, he still left a legacy of more than 200 published works in most genres.
Birth and Death Data: Born September 11th, 1786 (Uelzen), Died March 12th, 1832 (Lyngby-Taarbæk Municipality)
Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1916 - 1925
Roles Represented in DAHR: composer
|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Victor||CVE-33211||12-in.||8/7/1925||Elverhøj ouverture, 1 del||Victor Symphony Orchestra||Orchestra||composer|
|Victor||CVE-33212||12-in.||8/7/1925||Elverhøj ouverture, 2 del||Victor Symphony Orchestra||Orchestra||composer|
|Edison||4611||10-in.||3/28/1916||National sangen af Denmark||New York Military Band||Band||composer|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Kuhlau, Friedrich," accessed October 21, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103321.
Kuhlau, Friedrich. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 21, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103321.
"Kuhlau, Friedrich." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 21 October 2020.
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