Nicolas-Charles Bochsa

French horn
String ensemble
For beginners
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10 Études12 Progressive Preludes for the Harp15 Brilliant and Short Preludes for the Harp18 Entirely New Studies for the Harp2 Nocturnes, Op.5020 Études pour la harpe25 Exercices-études, Op.6225 Leçons, extraites de la méthode3 Airs connus variés, Op.663 Airs favoris, Op.1773 Airs variés, Op.723 Airs variés, Op.733 Bagatelles très faciles, Op.3063 Duos sur les motifs favoris de 'Lucia di Lamermoor'3 Fantaisies en duo, Op.653 Nocturnes concertans, Op.713 Nocturnes en Duo3 Nocturnes, Op.693 Nocturnes, Op.703 Sonates progressives3 Thêmes variés et 3 Préludes, Op.263 Violin Sonatas, Op.314 Fantaisies40 Études faciles et élémentaires, Op.31850 Études, Op.3450 Leçons progressives pour la harpe6 Nocturnes concertans8 Grands préludes


A Fantasia for the HarpA quick march and Le PantalonAirs d'OtelloAirs du Barbier de SévilleAirs favoris de Rosina, Op.202Airs favoris du ballet de Nina, Op.193Angiol di Pace all'anima


Dal tuo stellato soglioDaybreakDivertissement, Op.82Duo brillant, Op.208Duo for 2 Harps, Op.19Duo for Harp and PianoDuo for Horn and Harp, Op.18


Elegant Extracts for the HarpEmpress Eugenie's MarchExplanations of the New Harp Effects and Passages


Fantaisie & Variations en duo concertant sur l'air TirolienFantaisie & Variations on the military couplets from 'I Virtuosi Ambulanti'Fantaisie avec des variations sur le thema de LéluFantaisie Martiale with VariationsFantaisie pastorale et variations sur l'air de Nicolo, Op.213Fantasia and Variations on The Blue Bells of ScotlandFantasie and Variations on 'La Guaracha'Fantasie sur les airs de CendrillonFantasie sur 'Toto Carabo'Favorite Airs in the Ballet of NinaForse un destinFrench March


Galop imperialGems from 'Martha'Grand & Brilliant VariationsGrand Octave Sonata for the HarpGrand Polish Cavalry MarchGrand Russian MarchGrand Sonata No.2 in C major, Op.5Grand variations with an introduction à la SuisseGrande Fantaisie sur l'air 'Pria che l'impegno'Grande marche, Op.197


Harp Concerto, Op.15 No.1Harp Concerto, Op.295Heroic Fantasia


Impromptu sacré, Op.200Introduction on a Recitative and Aria from 'Judas Maccabaeus'Introductory exercises or studies


Je suis la Bayadère


La chasse au renard, Op.84La gazza ladraLa tempête, Op.80L'Anima di Musica for the HarpLe gout du jourLe roi et la ligueLe volageLes adieux, Fantaisie guerrièreLes héritiers MichauLes montagnes SuissesLes Papilons ou I'inconstance, Op.35Les pensées, Op.74L'héritier de PaimpolL'orage, Op.257


March in the old Irish styleMarche et PolonaiseMélange, Op.100Mélange, Op.75Messe de RequiemMexican March for the HarpMontechi e CapuletteMosaique Musicale


Nocturne concertant, Op.86Notturno grazioso on 'Dormez, dormez chères amours'Nouvelle méthode de harpe, Op.60


Omer Pacha's Turkish Quick StepOr là sull'ondaOuverture pot-pourri du Prologue de 'Le Poëte et le Musicien'


PestalPetit souvenirPetit Souvenir à la militairePetit souvenir Sicilien & NapolitainPetite méthode pour la harpe, Op.61Petite mosaique sur 'La Creation'Petite Pastorale, Op.283Plaire sans effortPolonaise en rondoPréparation a l'étude


Que le jour me dure


Rondo alla Polacca


Select airs from 'Lucia di Lammermoor'Sinfonia concertante No.1, Op.20Slowly Wears the Day LoveSouvenance romantique d'Irlande et d'EcosseSouvenir à l'EspagnoleSouvenir agreable du ballet d'AlmaSouvenir de Malibran et de MozartSouvenir du TyrolSouvenirs du Nord


Taglioni's last Pas-galopTartar divertimentoTasteful Exercises for the HarpThe Favorite Minuet & Gavotte from 'Nina'The First Six WeeksThe Harmonic CircleThe Harp PreludistThe NationsThe Secret


Un petit passe temps, Op.309Un Rien, Op.294Universal Method for the Harp


Valse de GallenbergVariations brillantes sur un air favori dans le style TyrolienVariations on a Theme by RodeVariations on 'Adeste fideles'Variations on 'Ah perdona al primo affetto'Variations on 'Aurora che sorgerai'Variations on 'Brulant d'amour et partant pour la guerre', Op.214Variations on 'Di piacer mi balza il cor'Variations on 'Di tanti palpiti'Variations on la Mazurka, l'Air Saxon et le Scotch ReelVariations on 'O mein lieber Augustin'Variations on 'Sul margine d'un rio'
Robert Nicolas-Charles Bochsa (9 August 1789 – 6 January 1856) was a harpist and composer. His relationship with Anna Bishop was popularly thought to have inspired that of Svengali and Trilby in George du Maurier's 1894 novel Trilby.
The son of a Bohemian-born musician, Karl Bochsa (de), Bochsa was born in Montmédy, Meuse, France. He was able to play the flute and piano by the age of seven. In 1807, he went to study at the Paris Conservatoire. He was appointed harpist to the Imperial Orchestra in 1813, and began writing operas for the Opéra-Comique. However, in 1817 he became entangled in counterfeiting, fraud, and forgery, and fled to London to avoid prosecution. He was convicted in absentia, and sentenced to twelve years hard labour and a fine of 4,000 francs.
Safe from French law in London, he helped found the Royal Academy of Music in 1821, and became its secretary. He taught there, amongst others, the British harp virtuoso Elias Parish Alvars. When his criminal conviction was revealed in 1826, he was forced to resign. He then became Musical Director of the Kings Theatre in London.
In 1839, he became involved in another scandal when he ran off with the opera singer Anna Bishop, wife of the composer Henry Bishop. They performed together in North America and throughout Europe (except France). In Naples Bochsa was appointed Director of the Regio Teatro San Carlo, (the Royal Opera House) and stayed there for two years.
Bochsa arrived with Anna Bishop in Sydney, Australia, at the time of the gold rush in December 1855, but they gave only one concert together before Bochsa died. Bishop was heartbroken, and commissioned an elaborate tomb for him in Camperdown Cemetery.