Concert Paraphrase on Motifs from Franz Schubert's Opera "Die Verschworenen" composed by Albert Franz Doppler (1821-1883). Edited by Weinzierl / Wachter. For 2 Flute, Piano. Sheet Music. Published by Zimmermann (PE.ZM33870).
In his lifetime, A. F. Doppler (1821-1883) was a famous composer and solo player. The performances in which he played duets with his brother Karl, also a flutist, made them famous all over Europe. Quite contrary to the arrangement custom of the time, the paraphrase presented here is based on a comparatively unknown piece: Franz Schubert's opera "The Conspirators" (also called "Marital Row") had only been performed once during his lifetime in private, having only a piano for accompaniment. It must have been the clear- cut melodies which inspired Doppler to this work. Due to its virtuosity, it is suited for rather advanced flute duets.