Introduction and Variations on "Trockne Blumen," D 802 [Op. post. 160] (Flute and Piano)
Introduction and Variations on "Trockne Blumen," D 802 [Op. post. 160] (Flute and Piano) by Franz Schubert (1797 - 1828), Published by Breitkopf and Hartel, Edited by Nikolaus Delius and Paul Badura-Skoda, Includes flute part and piano score.
The variations on the song “Trockne Blumen" D 802 number among the few works for flute written in the first half of the 19th century that have survived their time of origin and become standard literature for their instruments. In January 1824 Schubert himself called the work succinctly “Variations pour Pianoforte et Flûte". Judging from the first edition (“Introduction et Variations sur un thème original", published posthumously in 1850), it doesn't seem as if Schubert borrowed the variation theme from the song “Trockne Blumen" from his cycle “Die schöne Müllerin".
The addressee for both instruments was presumably the flutist Ferdinand Bogner, a friend of Schubert's. The work makes equal – and highly virtuoso – demands on the players. For their revision, the editors Nikolaus Delius and Paul Badura Skoda consulted the autograph, which is housed in Vienna's Stadtbibliothek.