Critical Notes Series: David Popper's Work List and Editions

Welcome to the most comprehensive list of David Popper's works available on the web. This list includes detailed information about each piece, including opus number, movement titles, dedications, and years of publication. Each title has been checked against primary sources such as title pages, original publisher catalogs, and genealogies. This list also includes contemporary scholarly and performance editions. You may also want to check IMSLP for many of the original sources.

With Opus Number

Op. 2 
Fünf Gesänge
Movements: 1. Im wunderschönen Monat Mai, 2. Und wüsstens die Blumen, 3. In einem kühlen Grunde, 4. Wie Schmetterlinge, 5. Ich will meine Seele tauchen
v pf 
Year of publication: 1865 July
First Edition: Simmel
Performance Edition: Paladino
Dedicated to Elisabeth von Metzdorff 

Op. 3 
Sechs Characterstücke
Movements: 1. Arlequin, 2. Warum?, 3. Erzählung, 4. Papillon, 5. Begegnung, 6. Lied
vc pf, 4. vc orch
Year of composition: ca. 1864
Year of publication: 1865 December, orch. in 1880
First Edition: Senff: plates 469-470
Dedicated to Constantin, Prince of Hohenzollern-Hechingen
Performance Edition(s): No. 4: IMC (Rose), Universal (Skocic); No. 5: Editio Musica Budapest (Pejtsik, Vol. 1); No. 6: Editio Musica Budapest (Pejtsik, Vol. 1)

Op. 5 
Romanze
vc pf 
Year of composition: ca. 1866
Year of publication: 1867 May
First Edition: Fritzsch: plate E.W.F. 5 L
Dedicated to Anna Mahlig
Other early editions: violin (or viola) and piano (Siegel, arr. Popper)

Op. 8 
Cello Concerto No. 1 in D minor
Movements: 1. Frisch und feurig, 2. Andante maestoso, 3. Lebhaft, quasi Recit. - Tempo di Polacca.
vc orch 
Year of composition: 1866
Year of publication: 1871 August, orch. 1872 January
First Edition: André. vc/pf and orch. plate 10261
Dedicated to Julius Goltermann 
Performance Edition(s): Paladino

Op. 10 
Sarabande and Gavotte
vc pf 
Year of composition ca. 1867 (performed as early as March 1867)
Year of publication: 1868 January
First Edition: André: plate 10061
Dedicated to Robert Emil Bockmühl
Urtext edition: YL Edition
 
Op. 11 
Drei Stücke
Movements: 1. Widmung (Dedication), 2. Humoreske, 3. Mazurka No. 1 in G minor 
vc pf 
Year of composition: ca. 1868 (Mazurka performed as early as March 1868)
Year of publication: 1874 December
First Edition: Senff: plate 1256 (separately 1257-1259)
Dedicated to 1. Sophie Menter, 2. Karl Davydov, 3. Bernhard Cossmann
Urtext Edition: YL Edition
Performance Edition(s): No. 3: Editio Musica Budapest (Pejtsik Vol. 2), IMC

Op. 12 
Mazurka No. 2 in D minor
vc pf 
Year of publication: 1874 October
First Edition: Gutmann; Hofmeister reprint: plate 7797
  
Op. 14 
Concert-Polonaise in D minor
vc pf 
Year of publication: 1878 January
First Edition: Senff: plate 1304
Dedicated to King William III of the Netherlands 
Urtext edition: YL Edition (in preparation)
Performance Edition(s): IMC (Solow), Ovation Press (Jensen)
 
Op. 16 
Suite for 2 Cellos
Movements: 1. Andante grazioso, 2. Gavotte, 3. Scherzo, 4. Largo espressivo, 5. Marcia
2vc or vc pf  
Year of publication: 1876 December
First Edition: Hofmeister: vc/pf plate 8107
Dedicated to Franz Hegenbart 
​Performance Edition(s): Paladino (cello/piano) (2 cellos)
 
Op. 16a 
Tempo di Marcia
2vc or vc pf 
Year of publication: 1879 November
First Edition: Hofmeister 
Alternative finale for the Suite, Op. 16 
Performance Edition(s): Paladino (cello/piano) (2 cellos)

Op. 18 
Sérénade orientale
vc pf or vc orch
Year of publication: 1878, orch. 1904 September
First Edition: Senff: vc/pf plate 1372
Dedicated to Contesse Stefanie de Wurmbrandt-Vrabély 
 
Op. 22 
Nocturne No. 1 in G major
vc pf 
Year of publication: 1879 September
First Edition: Hofmeister: plate 7811
Dedicated to Prinz Tenischeff (Vyacheslav Tenishev)
 
Op. 23 
Gavotte No. 2 in D major
vc pf or vc orch 
Year of publication: 1879 November, orch. 1900 June
First Edition: Hofmeister: vc/pf plate 7812
Dedicated to Senator A.N. Markewitsch (Andrey Nikolayevich Markovich)
Urtext edition: YL Edition
Performance edition(s): Editio Musica Budapest (Pejtsik, Vol. 2), IMC Rose
Other early editions: violin and piano (Hofmeister, plate 7838, arr. Auer), flute and piano (Hofmeister, September 1906, arr. Schwedler)

Op. 24
Cello Concerto No. 2 in E minor
Movements: Allegro moderato, 2. Andante, 3. Allegro molto moderato
vc orch 
Year of composition: ca. 1862. Premiered on 9 November 1862. Revised in 1879 and performed that version with the Gewandhaus Orchestra in Leipzig on 23 October 1879.
Year of publication: 1880 June, orch. 1880 June
First Edition: Hofmeister: vc/pf plate 7813; orch. score plate 7814; orch. parts plate 7815
 
Op. 27 
Präludium (Andante Serioso) and Gavotte No. 3
1. vc, 2. vc pf 
Year of publication: 1880 October
First Edition: Senff: plate 1507
Dedicated to Wilhelm Popper
Urtext edition: YL Edition
 
Op. 28 
Concert-Polonaise No. 2 in F major
vc pf 
Year of publication: 1880 May 
First Edition: Hofmeister: plate 7824
Urtext edition: YL Edition (in preparation)
 
Op. 32 
Zwei Stücke
Movements: 1. Nocturne No. 2, 2. Mazurka No. 3 in A major
vc pf 
Year of publication: 1880 September
First Edition: Rahter: 1. plate 2099; 2. plate 2100
Dedicated to 1. Adolf Henselt, 2. Colonel Jean Palansky 
Other early editions: 1. violin and piano (Rahter, plate 2409, arr. Sauret)
 
Op. 33 
Tarantella in G major
vc pf 
Year of publication: 1880 September
First Edition: Rahter: plate 2101
Dedicated to Jan Seifert. Orchestrated by Paul Gilson in June 1902. 
Urtext edition: YL Edition
​Performance Edition(s): IMC (Rose), Rahter (Popper), Schirmer (Starker, part of a collection)
Other early editions: piano 2 hands (Rahter, plate 2336, arr. Biehl), piano 4 hands (Rahter, plate 2479, arr. Kleinmichel)
 
Op. 35 
Zwei Stücke
Movements: 1. Trauermarsch, 2. Mazurka No. 4 in D major
vc pf 
Year of publication: 1880 October
First Edition: Rieter-Biedermann: plates [1110]-1111
Dedicated to 2. Henryk Wieniawski

Op. 38 
Barcarole
vc pf 
Year of publication: 1880 August
First Edition: Hofmeister: plate 7882
Dedicated to Frau Cecile Cohn-Holländer 
 
Op. 39 
Elfentanz
vc pf or vc orch 
Year of publication: 1881 September, orch. 1882 August
First Edition: Rahter: vc/pf plate 2207; orch. score plate 2262; orch. parts plate 2263
Dedicated to Franz Neruda 
Urtext edition: YL Edition
Performance Edition(s): Carl Fischer (Rostropovich), Faber (Isserlis), IMC (Fournier)
Other early editions: violin and piano (Rahter, plate 2555, arr. Halir), violin and piano (Rahter, plate 2410, arr. Sauret), piano (Rahter, plate 2240, arr. Rudolph Kündinger), piano (Rahter, plate 2276, Erleichterte Ausgabe)
 
Op. 40 
Lieder
1. Lass dich belauschen, du stille Nacht, 2. Ich liebe dich, 3. Suleikha: Nicht mit Engeln im blauen Himmelszelt
v (tenor) pf 
Year of publication: 1882 February
First Edition: Hofmeister 
Dedicated to Lorenzo Riese 
 
Op. 42 
Nocturne No. 3 in G major
vc pf 
Year of publication: 1882 September
First Edition: Ries & Erler 
Dedicated to Jules Delsart 
Other early editions: violin and piano (Ries & Erler, arr. F. Ries in A major)
 
Op. 43 
Fantasie über das Kleinrussiche Lied (Fantasy on Little Russian Songs) 
vc pf 
Year of publication: 1882 April
First Edition: Senff 
Performance edition(s): Master Music (Colon), Schott (Kliegel)
Notes: "Little Russia" is the old name for Ukraine 

Op. 46 
Zwei Transcriptionen 
Movements: 1. Schlummerlied aus der “Mainacht" by Rimsky-Korsakov, 2. Träumerei aus den “Kinderszenen” by Schumann
vc pf 
Year of publication: 1884 August
First Edition: Rahter: 1. plate 2491; 2. plate 2492
 
Op. 47 
Nocturne No. 4 in B minor
vc pf 
Year of publication: 1883 September
First Edition: Rahter: plate 2443
Dedicated to Fräulein Anna Hoskier (also the dedicatee of Saint-Saens's Op. 72)
 
Op. 48 
Menuetto No. 1 in D major
vc pf 
Year of publication: 1883 March
First Edition: André: plate 13140
Dedicated to John Grieg 
 
Op. 49 
Kaiser-Marsch zur Krönung Seiner Majestät Kaiser Alexander III 
orch or pf
Year of publication: 1883 September (pf)
First Edition: Rahter: piano, arr. Popper, plate 2448
 
Op. 50 
Im Walde
Movements: 1. Eintritt, 2. Gnomentanz, 3. Andacht, 4. Reigen, 5. Herbstblume, 6. Heimkehr
vc orch 
Year of publication: 1882 December (Originalausgabe), orch. 1883 August
First Edition: Rahter: vc/pf plate 2335 (separately, plates 351-356); orch. score plate 2469; orch. parts plate 2468
Dedicated to Frau Therese Henriques (Abrahamson)
Urtext edition: YL Edition (cello/piano), (orchestra score)
Performance Edition(s): Complete: Barenreiter (Rummel); No. 2: Editio Musica Budapest (Pejtsik, Vol. 1)
Other early editions: Complete:  piano (Rahter, plate 2478/separately plates 659-664, arr. Reinecke); 4 and 5. violin and piano (Rahter, plates 2757-2758, arr. Kühns)
 
Op. 51 
Mazurka No. 6 in C major
vc pf 
Year of publication: 1884 December
First Edition: André: plate 13186
Dedicated to Carl R. Stasny
 
Op. 52 
Feuillet d'album & Mazurka fantastique (No. 5)
vc pf 
Year of publication: 1883 August
First Edition: Rahter: plates 2444-2445
Dedicated to King Dom Louis I of Portugal 
Performance Edition(s): Editio Musica Budapest (Pejtsik, Vol. 2)
Other early editions: 1. violin and piano (Rahter: plate 2759, arr. Kühns)
 
Op. 54 
Spanische Tänze
Movements: 1. Zur Gitarre, 2. Serenade, 3. Spanischer Carneval, 4. L'Andalouse, 5. Vito 
vc pf 
Year of publication: 1883 November
First Edition: Rahter: plates 2446, 2447, 2490, 2670, 2671
Dedicated to 1 & 2. Aleksandr Verzhbilovich, 3. Count Guillermo Morphy, 4 & 5. Heinrich Grünfeld. Orchestrated by Jacobus Hendrik Oushoorn in May 1906.
Performance Edition(s): Complete: Paladino; No. 1: Universal (Skocic) No. 2 IMC (Rose), Universal (Skocic); No. 5 IMC (Rose), Editio Musica Budapest (Pejtsik, Vol. 2)
Other early editions: 1 and 2. violin and piano (Rahter, plates 2760-2761, arr. Kühns), 1 and 2. piano (Rahter, plates 2615-2616, arr. Kirchner)
 
Op. 55 
Zwei Concert-Etüden
Movements: 1. Spinnlied, 2. Jagdstück 
vc pf 
Year of publication: 1884 July 
First Edition: Rahter: plates 2513-2514
Dedicated to Julius Klengel 
Urtext edition: YL Edition
Performance Edition(s): No. 1: IMC; No. 2: Universal (Skocic)
Other early editions: 1. violin and piano (Rahter, plate 2844, arr. Auer), 1. piano (Rahter, plate 2515, arr. Kirchner), 1. piano 4 hands (Rahter, plate 1150, arr. Pavelko)
 
Op. 57 
Tarentella No. 2 in D major
vc pf 
Year of publication: 1885 June
First Edition: Rahter: plate 2551
Dedicated to Hugo Becker 
Urtext edition: YL Edition
Other early editions: violin and piano (Rahter, plate 2762, arr. Kühns)
 
Op. 59 
Cello Concerto No. 3 in G major (in one movement)
vc orch 
Year of publication: 1888 September, orch. 1889 October 
First Edition: Rahter: vc/pf plate 2800; orch. score plate 2798; orch. parts plate 2799
Dedicated to Kaiserl. Russischen Staatsrath von Ogarew 
Performance Edition(s): Paladino (cello/piano), orchestra score
 
Op. 60 
Walzer-Suite
vc pf 
Year of publication: 1890 June
First Edition: Rahter: plate 2953
Dedicated to Madame Anna Traub 
Performance Edition(s): Paladino
 
Op. 62 
Drei Stücke
Movements: 1. Mémoire, 2. Chanson villageoise, 3. Berceuse
vc pf 
Year of publication: 1889 December
First Edition: Senff: plates 2089.2090-2089.2092
Dedicated to Max Rothauer 
Performance Edition(s): No. 1: Editio Musica Budapest (Pejtsik, Vol. 1); No. 2: Editio Musica Budapest (Pejtsik, Vol. 2), IMC, Universal (Skocic); No. 3: Editio Musica Budapest (Pejtsik, Vol. 1)
 
Op. 64 
Drei Stücke
Movements: 1. Wie einst in schöner’n Tagen, 2. Tarantella No. 3 in A major, 3. Wiegenlied
vc pf 
Year of publication: 1892 August (Breitkopf), 1892 October (Rahter)
First Edition: Breitkopf; Rahter: plates 59-61
Dedicated to 1. Popper's parents, 2. Jean Gérardy, 3. Olga Popper 
Urtext edition: YL Edition
Performance Edition(s): No. 1: Editio Musica Budapest (Pejtsik, Vol. 1), IMC (Fournier); No. 3: Editio Musica Budapest (Pejtsik, Vol. 2)

Op. 65 
Drei Stücke
Movements: 1. Adagio, 2. Menuetto No. 2 in D major, 3. Polonaise No. 3 in D major
vc pf 
Year of publication: 1891 April (1), September (2), October (3)
First Edition: Hofmeister: 8183-8185
Dedicated to 1. Alwin Schroeder, 2. Sigmund Berger, 3. Rudolf André 
Urtext edition: YL Edition (in preparation)
Performance Edition(s): No. 2: Editio Musica Budapest (Pejtsik, Vol. 1)
 
Op. 66 
Requiem
3vc orch 
Year of publication: 1892 August
First Edition: Rahter: 3vc/pf plate 64; orch. score plate 62; orch. parts plate 63 
Dedicated to the memory of Daniel Rahter 
Urtext edition: YL Edition
 
Op. 67 
Zwei Stücke im alten Style
Movements: 1. Largo, 2. Gavotte No. 4 D minor
vc pf 
Year of publication: 1894 May (copyright on the music is 1892, but it wasn't released until 1894)
First Edition: Hofmeister: plate 8786
Dedicated to 1. Queen Victoria of Balmoral, 2. Henri Eugène Dumont-Saint-Priest  
Urtext edition: YL Edition
Performance Edition(s): Editio Musica Budapest (Pejtsik, Vol. 1)
Notes: Arranged for mandolin and piano by Pasquale Dabiero as "Largo a l'ancienne mode" under Op. 69 by Robert Cocks & Co. 
 
Op. 68 
Ungarische Rhapsodie (Hungarian Rhapsody)
vc pf 
Year of publication: 1894 June
First Edition: Hofmeister: vc/pf plate 8368; orch. score plate 8661; orch. parts plate 8662
Dedicated to Jean Gérardy. Orchestrated by Max Schlegel in December 1902 (Copyright date is 1894 in the orchestra score). 
Urtext edition: YL Edition
​Performance Edition(s): Carl Fischer (Malkin), Hofmeister (Popper, reprinted by Kalmus), IMC (Rose), Schirmer (Starker, part of a collection), Universal (Skocic)
 
Op. 69 
Suite in A major
Movements: 1. Allegro giojoso, 2. Tempo di Menuetto, 3. Ballade, 4. Finale
vc pf 
Year of publication: 1897 September
First Edition: Peters: plate 2241
Dedicated to Freiherrn Ferdinand von Liliencron 
Performance Edition(s): Paladino
Other early editions: 2. cello and piano (Peters, plate 2953)

Op. 70 
Drei Stücke
1. In der Dämmerung, 2. Im Sonnenschein, 3. Ballet-Scene
vc pf 
Year of publication: 1900 May
First Edition: Senff (Simrock): plate 22429
Dedicated to 1. Dr. Oscar Friedeberg, 2. Maximilian Bruno Niederberger, 3. none
 
Op. 71 
Schottische Fantasie (Scotch Fantasia)
vc pf 
Year of publication: 1900 June
First Edition: Hofmeister: plate 8602
Dedicated to Franklin Petersen of Edinburgh 
Performance Edition(s): IMC (Solow)
 
Op. 72 
Concerto No. 4 in B minor
Movements: 1. Allegro moderato, 2. Lento assai, 3. Scherzo. Allegro ma non troppo, 4. Allegro non troppo
vc orch
Year of composition: ca. 1864
Year of publication: 1900 November, orch. 1901 February
First Edition: Hofmeister: vc/pf plate 8603
Dedicated to Alfredo Piatti 

Op. 73 
Hohe Schule des Violoncello-Spiels (High School of Cello Playing)
vc 
Year of publication: Book 1: 1901 July; Book 2: 1902 January; Book 3: 1902 November; Book 4: 1905 June
First Edition: Hofmeister: plates 2952-2955
Dedicated to Alwin Schroeder (Book 1), Bernhard Schmidt (Book 2), Edouard Jacobs (Book 3), Ödön (Edmund) von Mihalovich (Book 4).
Originally published in 4 volumes. 
Performance Edition(s): Barenreiter (Rummel), IMC (reprint of the first edition), Paladino (Rummel, updated), Schirmer (reprint of the first edition)

Op. 74 
String Quartet in C minor
2vn va vc 
Year of publication: 1905 June
First Edition: Hofmeister: score plate 8703; parts plate 8704
Dedicated to the Bohemian Quartet 
 
Op. 75 
Drei Stücke
1. Sérénade, 2. Gavotte No. 5 in A Major, 3. Barcarolle Vénitienne
vc pf 
Year of publication: 1907 September
First Edition: Hofmeister
Urtext edition: YL Edition
 
Op. 76 
10 Mittelschwere grosse Etüden (10 Studies Preparatory to the High School of Cello Playing)
vc 
Year of publication: 1906 September
First Edition: Hofmeister: plate 8790
Performance Edition(s): IMC (reprint of the first edition), Paladino

Op. 76a 
15 Leichte Etüden in der ersten Lage (15 Etudes in First Position)
2vc 
Year of publication: 1911 March
First Edition: Hofmeister 
Performance Edition(s): IMC (reprint of the first edition)

Op. 81 
Gavotte (No. 6) in A major
vc pf 
Year of publication: 1911 May
First Edition: Ries & Erler: plate 8538
Urtext edition: YL Edition

 

Without opus number (in chronological order)

Konzertstück for Violin and Cello
vl vc orch (pf)
Year of composition: ca. 1863. Performed as early as April 1863 with court violinist Julius Stern
Dedicated to Julius Stern

Tarantella in A minor for Violin and Orchestra
vl pf (orch)
Year of composition: 1864, for 3 January 1865 performance
Dedicated to Julius Stern

Was mich zu dir so mächtig zog
v pf  
Year of publication: 1884  
First edition: Tonger: plate P.J.T. 3031 
Librettist Maximilian Bern  

Ave Maria gratia plena 
v vc pf  
Year of publication: 1898  
First Edition: Hamelle  
Dedicated to Cécile Dumont-Saint-Priest. Alternative title: Notre Dame de Londres 

Cello Concerto in C Major
Movements: 1. Allegro moderato, 2. Andante, 3. Allegretto vivace  
vc orch  
Year of publication: 1899 October
First Edition: Ries & Erler: vc/pf plate 6821
This concerto used to be attributed to Joseph Haydn.

Au Printemps! Suite de 12 morceaux originaux
vn pf 
Year of publication: 1902 
First Edition: Hamelle

Chant du Soir  
vc pf  
Year of publication: 1910 April
First Edition: Harmonia (Universal): plate H. 688
Alternative title: Evening Song 

Improvisation über Richard Wagners Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg
vc pf 
Year of publication: 1914 April
First Edition: André: plate 16674

Fünf Kadenzen für Violoncell
Contents: Haydn - Cello Concerto in D major; Saint-Saëns - Concerto in A minor, Op. 33; Volkmann: Cello Concerto in A minor; Schumann - Cello Concerto in A minor, Op. 129; Molique - Cello Concerto in D major
vc
Year of publication: 1924
First Edition: Harmonia (Universal):

 

Collections

Popper-album
Contents: Andante from Concerto, Op.24; Barcarolle, Op. 38; Adagio, Op. 65, No. 1; Largo, Op. 67, No. 1; Gavotte, Op. 67, No. 2
vc pf
Year of publication: 1906 November
First Edition: Hofmeister: plate 8786

 

Arrangements

Perles Musicales (Companion to the violin series by Marcello Rossi)

Contents:

1. Schubert: Du bist die Ruh, D. 776 (André. March 1883) 
2. Pergolesi: Tre giorni son che Nina (André. April 1883) 
3. Rubinstein, Melodie Op. 3 No. 1 (arr. in D major, orig. key: F major) (André. December 1884) 
4. Chopin, Nocturne Op. 9 No. 2 (André. December 1884) 
5. Schumann: Traumerei, Op. 15 No. 7 (arr. Davydov [Davidoff]) (André. October 1887) 
6. Tchaikovsky, Chanson sans paroles Op. 2 No. 3 (arr. in A major, orig. key: F major) (André. December 1884) 
7. Jensen: Murmelndes Lüftchen, Op. 21 No. 4 (André. March 1887) 
8. Jámbor: Nocturne Op. 8, No. 1 (André. October 1896) 
9. Tchaikovsky: Chanson triste, Op. 40 No. 2 (André. October 1896) 
10. Schumann: Abendlied Op. 85 No. 12 (André. October 1896) 
11. Schubert: Ave Maria, D. 839 (André. November 1898) 
12. Campioni: Menuetto Pastorale (André. August 1903) 
13. Purcell: Air from Dioclesian (André. August 1903) 
14. Giordani: Caro mio ben, Air (André. August 1903) 
15. Cherubini: Ave Maria (André. August 1903) 
16. Tchaikovsky: Barcarolle Op. 37 No. 6 (Hamelle. December 1907; André. October 1908) 
17. Tchaikovsky: Perce-Neige Op. 37 No. 4 (Hamelle. December 1907; André. October 1908) 
18. Tchaikovsky: Chant d’Automne Op. 37 No. 10 (erroneously No. 11 in André) (Hamelle. December 1907; André. October 1908) 
19. Handel, Largo (from Xerxes) (André. September 1910) 
20. Handel: Sarabande (André. September 1910) 
21. Bach: Arie aus der D-dur Suite (BWV 1068) (André. October 1911) 
22. Schumann: Schlummerlied (André. October 1911) 
23. Schubert: Der Neugierige (André. November 1912) 
24. Schubert: Sei Mir gegrüsst (André. November 1912) 
25. Schubert: Litanie auf das Fest ‘Allerseelen’ (André. November 1912) 
26. Schubert: An die Musik, Op. 88, No. 4 (André. November 1912) 
27. Mendelssohn: Auf Flügeln des Gesanges (André. November 1912) 
28. Mendelssohn: Reiselied, Op. 19, No. 6 (André. November 1912)

 

Wagner: Romanze (In das Album der Fürstin Metternich)
Year of publication: 1874
Publisher: Fritzsch

Editions

Mendelssohn
Zwei Sonaten (Opp. 45 & 58)
Universal Edition (U.E. 542)

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