Carl Reinecke

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Born: 23 June 1824 — Altona — Germany
Died: 10 March 1910 — Leipzig — Germany
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I must bring to your attention - whomever might wish to know - that I came across a composition used in a movie (supposedly written by Bronislau Kaper) yet it is a composition written by Carl Reinecke. I heard this music in the movie - yet it is not Mr. Kaper's work, the printed music lists Reinecke's name - I have a copy of this music.

[by “Anonymous” on 2012-09-17 21:09:18]


He wrote sonatina Op. 136, no. 2.

I know of one song that Carl Reinecke wrote: Sonatina Op. 136, no. 4. (Jeff Reinecke (of no known relation) <reinecke(at)>).

Another song that Carl Reinecke wrote was Sonata "Undine", Op. 167, for flute and piano. (Meghann Campos <mcampos(at)>).

Another work by Carl Reinecke is Trio in A minor Op. 188 for horn, oboe, and piano. (Kent D. Brimhall <puck(at)>).

He composed a flute concerto in D major and some easy little piece for piano (I posted one of them on Classical Midi Archives its Elegy). (Romain Talon <romain.talon(at)>).

Reinecke also wrote a very interesting piano sonata for the left hand alone Op. 179. It was published by Peters Edition (No. 3314). (<di(at)>).

His third piano concerto in MIDI is present on the web page of Pierre Schwob ( and on ( Naturally, it’s midi music, with its imperfections, but it’s a good illustration of this marvellous concerto.


Director of the conservatory at Leipzig; befriended with Mendelssohn and Schumann

Reinecke was the son of a music teacher at Hamburg. He studied violin, alto, piano and started composing at the age of 7. He was also a famous conductor. In 1860, he was appointed music direstor of the Gewandhaus Orchestra of Leipzig, and professor of piano and composition at the Conservatory. He was very much influenced by Mendelssohn and Schumann since 1840. In 1888 he wrote a suite of 16 piano pieces, titled "Von der wiege bis zum Grabe" (From the Cradle to the Grave) Op. 202 (arranged for flute and piano by E. Köhler), which is totaly in the spirit of the two composers. Brahms’ star overshadowed him more and more since 1890. Then wind instruments took a greater place in his musical life — they were systematically avoided during the romantic era —, a developement that may largely be explained by his desire to avoid competing Brahms on his own turf. Then he composed an Octet for Winds in B flat, Op 216 (ca. 1892), a Sextet for Winds in B flat, Op. 271 (ca. 1905) and a flute concerto in D Major (1908). He retained an astonishing creating vitality till his death. in 1910.

(Contributed by Romain Talon <romain.talon(at)>.)


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[details ←] Flotenkonzert D-Dur op. 283, flute,
[details ←] Flotenkonzert D-dur op. 283, flute,
[details ←] 10 Little Pieces, Op. 213 (Piano / Viola), viola, piano,
[details ←] Five Serenades for the Young-Op.183, piano,
[details ←] Ensemble, piano,
[details ←] Trio in A minor, Op. 188 for Oboe, Horn & Piano, horn, piano, oboe, french horn,
[details ←] Sonata ’Undine’, Op. 167, piano, flute,
[details ←] Trio in B-dur op. 274, viola, clarinet, piano,
[details ←] Sonata (Undine), Op. 167 (Flute / Piano), piano, flute,
[details ←] Drei Sonatinen op. 47, piano,
[details ←] Nussknacker u.Mausekonig op.46, piano,
[details ←] 3 Kadenzen zu Mozart KV 299, harp,
[details ←] 300 Years of Keyboard Music, piano, organ,
[details ←] 10 Petits Morceaux, Op 122a - Viola/Piano, viola, piano,
[details ←] Serenade in G minor, Op. 242 - full score, orchestra,
[details ←] Serenade in G minor, Op. 242 - set of parts, orchestra,
[details ←] Trio in A major, Op. 264 for Clarinet in A, Viola & Piano, viola, clarinet, piano,
[details ←] Notturno Op. 112 (French Horn), horn, piano, french horn,
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