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Sheet music for Hans Bronsart von Schellendorf
Piano, Orchestra - [3d1, 2, 2, 2 - 2, 2, 3, 1], timpani, percussion, strings
Composed by Franz Liszt (1811-1886). Edited by Bernhard Stavenhagen. This edition: Paperback. Original Works. Romantic Period; Hungarian. Study Score. Published by Serenissima (SA.40055).
Schirmer Library of Classics Volume 2102. Composed by Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750). Edited by Carl Czerny, Hans von Bulow, and Ralph Kirkpatrick. Piano Collection. Classical. Softcover. 644 pages. G. Schirmer #LB2102. Published by G. Schirmer (HL.50498736).
Piano piano (Piano solo) - L2, L3, L4, L5, L6
9 well-known original pieces in progressive order of difficulty with practical comments. Composed by Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827). Edited by Sylvia Hewig-Troescher. Sheet music. Paperbound. At the Piano. With practical comments. Classical. Softcover. 64 pages. G. Henle #HN1820. Published by G. Henle (HL.51481820).
Schirmer Library of Classics Volume 2103. Composed by Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827). Edited by Hans von Bulow and Sigmund Lebert. Piano Collection. Classical. 692 pages. G. Schirmer #LB2103. Published by G. Schirmer (HL.50498737).
Piano Piano solo (Piano solo) - Henle Level 7
National Federation of Music Clubs 2014-2016 Selection. Composed by Felix Bartholdy Mendelssohn (1809-1847). Edited by Ullrich Scheideler. Arranged by Hans-Martin Theopold. Sheet music. Paperbound. Henle Music Folios. Rec. LRSM since 2005: LRSM -- ABRSM 2018 remarks: recommended. Classical. Paperbound. 24 pages. G. Henle #HN919. Published by G. Henle (HL.51480919).
Piano Piano Four Hands (Piano, 4-hands)
Composed by Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827). Edited by Frank Buchstein and Hans Schmidt. Arranged by Andreas Groethuysen. Sheet Music. Paperbound. Henle Music Folios. Revised edition of HN 323. Classical. Softcover. 76 pages. G. Henle #HN568. Published by G. Henle (HL.51480568).
- Piano trio in G minor (opus 1)
- Symphony number one “In Die Alpen”
- Sympony number two “Schicksalgewaiten”
- Der Corsar (opera)
Hans von Bronsart
David C.F. Wright DMus
Hans von Bronsart, also known as Hans Bronsart von Schellendorf, was born in Germanic Prussia of a military background on 11 February 1830 and studied at Berlin University. He studied the piano with Adolph Jollack and became a phenomenal pianist.
He moved to Weimar in 1853, and developed a deep friendship with Liszt and, in fact, premiered his Piano Concerto no 2 with the composer conducting. Bronsart was also friendly with Berlioz and Brahms but it was his several years training with Liszt that enabled him to be a competent conductor of orchestras in Berlin and Leipzig.
In Weimar in 1861, he married for the second time. His new bride was Ingeborg Lena Starck who was also a composer. She was born on 24 August 1840 in St Petersburg of Swedish parents and died on 17 June 1913, about four months before her husband.
She wrote four operas, a piano concerto, piano music, chamber music songs and choral music.
From 1867 to 1887 Hans von Bronsart was the manager of Hanover’s Theatre Royal, followed by a similar position in Weimar until his retirement in 1895.
He died in Munich on 3 November 1913.
A lot of his music is lost, including his two symphonies.
His Piano Concerto in F sharp minor Op 10 of 1873 and dedicated to his wife was described by Hans von Bülow as the finest Weimar concerto. Bülow also referred to the Symphonic Poem Frűhlings Fantasie Op 11 as very beautiful.
The concerto is in three movements: Allegro maestoso, Adagio ma non troppo (often very beautiful) and a sparkling Allegro con fuoco.
The Piano Trio in G minor Op 1 of 1877, is dedicated to Bulow. Opus 2 is two books of piano pieces, four pieces in each book, entitled Nachklange aus der Jugentzeit dedicated to Fraulien Marie Rohrs. The following year there appeared Three mazurkas for piano. His virtuosic Fantasie for piano Op 6, dedicated to Ingeborg, is a fine work.
He composed an opera Der Corsar, a Sextet and other items most of which are lost.
His music is certainly worth investigating.
COPYRIGHT David C.F. Wright DMus 1990 revised 2013