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Robert Fuchs (1847-1927)
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• born in Deutschlandsberg district of Styria, Austria, February 15, 1847
• died in Vienna, February 19, 1927
• conductor of the Gesellschaft der Musikfreunde
• professor at the Vienna conservatory
• taught musicians such as: Ernst Decsey, Mahler, Sibelius, Franz Schmidt, Schreker, Wolf and Zemlinsky
• friend of Brahms, who was impressed by the Symphony No.1 in C - Fuchs won the Beethoven prize for it by the Gesellschaft der Musikfreunde in 1886

Chamber Music
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Clarinet Quintet in E, Op.102
4 string qtartets: in E, op.58 (Leipzig, 1897), in a, op.62 (Berlin, 1899), in C, op.71 (Vienna, 1903), in A, op.106, ed. (Vienna, 1934);
Strint Trio in A, op.94 (Berlin, 1912);
3 terzets, for 2 violins & viola in E, in D, both as op.61 (Berlin, 1898), c, op.107 (Vienna, 1923);
Duet for 2 violins
Duet for violin & viola
2 Piano Quartets, in g, op.15 (Leipzig, 1876), in b, op.75 (Vienna, 1905);
2 Piano Trios, in C, op.22 (Leipzig, 1879), in B, op.72 (Vienna, 1903);
7 Fantasy Pieces, for Violin, Viola & Piano op.57 (Berlin, 1897);
Trio in f, for violin, viola, & piano, op.115 (Vienna, 1926);
6 violin sonatas, in f, op.20 (Leipzig, 1878), in D, op.33 (Leipzig, 1883), in d, op.68 (Leipzig, 1902), in E, op.77 (Vienna, 1905), in A, op.95 (Vienna, 1913), in g, op.103 (Vienna, ?1923); 
Viola Sonata in d, op.86 (Vienna, 1909),
2 Cello sonatas, in d, op.29 (Leipzig, 1881), in e, op.83 (Vienna, 1908),
Sonata in Db for Piano & Cello
Sonata in g, op.97 (Vienna, 1913)

Piano Music
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3 Piano sonatas, in G, op.19 (Leipzig, ?1877), in g, op.88 (Vienna, c1910), in D, op.109 (Vienna, ?1923);
Variations in g, op.13 (Leipzig, ?1876);
Variations in  d, pf 4 hands, op.10 (Leipzig, ?1874)

Prelude and Fugue, for organ                                                                  Orchestral Music
3 fantasias for organ, in C, op.87, in e, op.91, in D, op.101;                       ========================================
Harp Fantasia in G, op.85 (Vienna, ?1908)                                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                           Piano Concerto in b-flat, Op.23

                                                                                                           Symphony No.1 in C, Op.37 (Berlin, 1885)
                                                                                                           Symphony No.2 in E, Op.45 (Berlin, 1887)
                                                                                                           Symphony No.3 in E, Op.79 (Vienna, 1907)
                                                                                                           2 symphonies WoO
                                                                                                           
                                                                                                           Serenades, No.1 - 5, Op.9-Op.14-Op.21-Op.51-Op.53

                                                                                                           Andante grazioso and Capriccio, for strings, Op.63 (Leipzig, 1900)
                                                                                                           Overture: Des Meeres und der Liebe Wellen, Op.59 (Leipzig, 1897)

Operas
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Die Königsbraut, in 3 acts, Op.46 (1889) (librettist: Ignaz Schnitzer) premiered in Vienna[4]
Die Teufelsglocke, in 3 acts (w/o Op.) (1891) (librettist: Bernhard Buchbinder)
Choral works
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Mass in G, Op. 108
Mass in D minor, Op. 116
Mass in F, without opus number

Solid composer in the Schubert/Schumann/Brahms tradition.    :)
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Re: Robert Fuchs (1847-1927)
« Reply #1 on: August 21, 2014, 03:29:37 AM »
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« Reply #2 on: August 21, 2014, 03:33:21 AM »
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Re: Robert Fuchs (1847-1927)
« Reply #3 on: August 21, 2014, 03:40:29 AM »
The first piano sonata has something to recommend it in my opinion (it has a vein of lyricism I find appealing, though not the most dramatic or concise of works)—the pianistically inclined may try it out here: http://imslp.org/wiki/Piano_Sonata_No.1,_Op.19_(Fuchs,_Robert)

The rest of his compositions that I've heard have not impressed me, not even as much as Gernsheim or Röntgen, but I might give some of the chamber music a second look eventually.

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Re: Robert Fuchs (1847-1927)
« Reply #4 on: August 21, 2014, 06:04:17 AM »
The string serenades are in order, that is, No. 1 is the best and they decrease in charm and increase in unoriginality as the series advances. One exception is the late serenade (I forget which) that ends in an absurd Johann Strauss parody.

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Re: Robert Fuchs (1847-1927)
« Reply #5 on: August 21, 2014, 06:48:33 AM »
The first piano sonata has something to recommend it in my opinion (it has a vein of lyricism I find appealing, though not the most dramatic or concise of works)—the pianistically inclined may try it out here: http://imslp.org/wiki/Piano_Sonata_No.1,_Op.19_(Fuchs,_Robert)
Just listened. You didn't mention the surprise twist - that a piece that starts so pastorally could end in a minor key!

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Re: Robert Fuchs (1847-1927)
« Reply #6 on: August 21, 2014, 12:06:38 PM »
Just listened. You didn't mention the surprise twist - that a piece that starts so pastorally could end in a minor key!

Spoilers!! ::)

I'd like to check out some of those MDG string quartet issues, eventually. The 1st Quartet looks similar to the 1st Sonata in both respects.