[Op. 1]. Trois Morceaux de Salon pour le Pianoforte. François Charles fl. 1846 FRADL, Karl ?FRADEL.

[Op. 1]. Trois Morceaux de Salon pour le Pianoforte...

Vienne: H.F. Müller [PN H.F.M. 47], [ca. 1845]. Folio. Unbound. [1] (title), [i] (blank), 3-10, [ii] (blank) pp. Engraved. Printed dedication to head of title: "à Mesdemoiselles Cécile, Pauline et Adèle de Tóth."

Signature in pencil to lower right corner of title: "G[rä]f[i]n Auersperg."

Slightly foxed. Soiled to upper margin; upper right corner dampstained.

Unrecorded composition. No standard reference work lists a composer named Fradl; his proper first names were "Franz Karl".

"The young composer Karl Fradl, well known to the musical world through his 'Morceaux de Salon,' is publishing a volume with songs (texts by Karl Beck, Silberstein, Reinick, and Eckardt) that according to the judgment of of serious connoisseurs are praised as tender, sensitive compositions." Der Sammler: Ein Unterhaltungsblatt 38, vol. 101 (Vienna, June 25, 1846), p. 403. As the composer is identified as "young," he is probably not identical with the Karl Fradl who served as a member of the "Leitender Ausschuss" (roughly: board of directors) of the Gesellschaft der Musikfreunde in Vienna in about 1830. More likely, he may be identified with Karl Fradel (1821-1886), a composer from Vienna who emigrated to the U.S. in 1859 and died in New York. Item #25691

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