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Sheet music for Franz Schmidt
— book — composers
Aus Wiener offentlichen Sammlungen (Studien zu F. Schmidt II). Composed by Franz Schmidt (1874-1939). Edited by Walter Obermaier. Book. Composers. Book. Doblinger Music Publishers #09-00566. Published by Doblinger Music Publishers (DB.09-00566).
trumpet in Bb — Softcover — Classical, Instruction
Works by Arban, Concone, Kopprasch, Kreutzer, Sachse, Schmidt. Composed by Michael Schmidt. Edited by Michael Schmidt. This edition: Saddle stitching. Sheet music. Brass. Hier sind Ubungen von verschiedenen Autoren zusammengetragen worden, die sich in der Praxis bereits bewahrt haben. Die Ubungen richten sich uberwiegend an den fortgeschrittenen Schuler bzw. Studienanfanger. Viel Gewicht wurde auf Tonqualitat, Bindungen, R. Classical, Instruction. Softcover. 40 pages. Schott Music #ED 21277. Published by Schott Music (HL.49044392).
Marcel Tyberg: Masses — South Dakota Chorale; Christopher Jacobson; Brian A. Schmidt; Brian A. Schmidt
— hybrid super audio CD (1 disc) — Classical
By South Dakota Chorale; Christopher Jacobson; Brian A. Schmidt; Brian A. Schmidt. By Marcel Tyberg. Country of Origin: Germany. Classical. Hybrid super audio CD (1 disc). Published by Naxos (NX.PTC5186584).
Volume 1: Weill Edition — Bierett; T Schmidt; Steinsky; W Schmidt; Koenig Ensemble; WDR Radio Symphony Orchestra Cologne; Koenig
— 5 listening CDs —
By Bierett; T Schmidt; Steinsky; W Schmidt; Koenig Ensemble; WDR Radio Symphony Orchestra Cologne; Koenig. By Kurt Weill (1900-1950). 5 listening CDs. Published by Capriccio (NX.C7178).
Trumpet and Piano — student book —
Compiled and Edited by Larry Clark and Daniel Schmidt. Composed by Marco Bordogni, Franz Joseph Haydn (1732-1809), Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827), Georges Bizet (1838-1875), Modest Petrovich Mussorgsky (1839-1881), George Frideric Handel (1685-1759), and Jean-Baptiste Arban. Edited by Daniel Schmidt, William Campbell, and Larry Clark. Arranged by Larry Clark Daniel Schmidt. SWS+Insert. Back To School. Student book. With Standard notation. Opus 72a. 80 pages. Carl Fischer Music #WF60. Published by Carl Fischer Music (CF.WF60).
— listening CD —
By Dieter Zechlin; Annerose Schmidt. By Franz Schubert (1797-1828). Listening CD. Published by Naxos (NX.0001082CCC).
clarinet in B-flat, piano — book and CD —
29 Repertoire Pieces for Clarinet With Piano Accompaniment. Compiled and Edited By Denise Schmidt.. Composed by etc., Arcangelo Corelli (1653-1713), Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750), Francois-Joseph Gossec (1734-1829), Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827), Frederic Chopin (1810-1849), Charles Francois Gounod (1818-1893), Georges Bizet (1838-1875), Gabriel Faure (1845-1924), Andre Caplet (1878-1925), George Frideric Handel (1685-1759), Carl Bohm (1844-1920), Benjamin Godard (1849-1895), Luigi Bassi (1766-1825), and Johannes Donjon. Edited by Denise Schmidt. Arranged by Denise Schmidt. SWS. Back To School. Book and CD. With Standard notation. 48 pages. Carl Fischer Music #WF112. Published by Carl Fischer Music (CF.WF112).
Violin,Viola,Cello,String Quartet — Score,Set of Parts — 21st Century,Movies,TV,Halloween,Funeral
Composed by Sebastian A. Schmidt. 21st Century, Movies, TV, Halloween, Funeral. Score, Set of Parts. 12 pages. Published by Sebastian A. Schmidt (S0.96503).
Accordion and Piano — Book Only — 20th Century
Composed by Ole Schmidt (1928-). Music Sales America. 20th Century. Book Only. 60 pages. Edition Wilhelm Hansen #WH28483. Published by Edition Wilhelm Hansen (HL.14029020).
Accordion, Chamber Group — Book Only — 20th Century
Composed by Ole Schmidt (1928-). Music Sales America. 20th Century. Book Only. 92 pages. Edition Wilhelm Hansen #WH28221. Published by Edition Wilhelm Hansen (HL.14029017).
Born in Pressburg (known as Poszony in Hungarian) in 1874, Franz Schmidt moved to Vienna with his mother and sisters after his father was implicated in a fraud. For a time he earned his living by tutoring Willi Grienauer, the wayward son of a wealthy family. Schmidt was extremely fond of Willi and his family, and recalled his time with them as the happiest period of his life.
A naturally gifted pianist, Schmidt studied briefly with Leschetizky, with whom he clashed. Such was the negative effect of his brief spell with Leschetizky that Schmidt contemplated giving up the piano permanently, but fortunately he relented. Schmidt took up the cello, which he studied at the Vienna Conservatory, subsequently winning a place in the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra. (He is often described as a "pupil" of Bruckner, but it is unlikely that he ever had the opportunity to attend any of the ailing composer’s lectures.)
Schmidt is the composer of four important symphonies (the last three rank among the greatest of the 20th century). In addition to two operas, "Notre Dame" (1904) and "Fredigundis" (1916-22), and a magnificent oratorio, "Das Buch mit sieben Siegeln" (1935-37), Schmidt also composed a quantity of important chamber and organ music, the "Variations on a Theme of Beethoven" (1923), "Variations on a Hussar’s Song" (1930) and the Piano Concerto in E flat (1934).
Perhaps his greatest work is the elegiac Fourth Symphony (1932-33), composed as a requiem for his daughter, who had died in childbirth. This multi-movement work plays without a break, ending, as it begins, with a solo trumpet.
Schmidt is generally regarded as a conservative composer, and yet his harmonic language is extremely complex, often bordering on atonality. (There are brief episodes of complete atonality in his music.) Yet such were his melodic gift and his brilliance as an orchestrator that his music sounds opulent and melodious, even when examination of the score shows it to be highly dissonant. Since the 1970s there has been a modest but steady revival of the music of this poorly understood composer, whose masterly technique and complete sincerity ensure that his wonderfully expressive music ranks very highly among the undiscovered treasures of 20th-century composition.
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