Friedrich Kuhlau (1786 ‑ 1832)
The last rose, op. 105
Hardly any other composer of the 19th century wrote so much and at the same time such high-quality music for the flute. About a quarter of his complete works is dedicated to this instrument.
When Friedrich Kuhlau visited Beethoven in 1825, he was greeted with a musical canon in the form of a pun on his name: Cool not lukewarm. And to take the fun even further on this occasion, Beethoven converted this melody to the famous B-A-C-H motif. The melody of the song "die letzte Rose" also inspired Ludwig van Beethoven to write a small set of variations for the same instrumentation.