Composers E to F

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  Anton Eberl (1765-1807)

Trio for Clarinet, Cello & Piano, Op.36

No one had more works passed off as Mozart's than Eberl & this lovely trio sounds like the master

  Anton Eberl (1765-1807)

Sextet for Violin, Viola, Cello, Clarinet, Horn & Piano

Styled Grand Sextet, this fine work is almost unique in the classical literature for its unusual ensemble.

  Andreas Ehrhardt (1823-1884)

String Trio for 2 Violins & Cello in e minor, Op.19

Perhaps the finest work for this combination from the mid romantic era. Well-written for all three voices.

Julius Eichberg (1824-1893)

5 Skizzen (Sketches) for String Trio, Op.23

An appealing mid-romantic-era suite. Makes a good program work, not at all difficult, good for amateurs as well

Edward Elgar (1857-1934)

Piano Quintet in a minor, Op.84

A big 1st class late Romantic work which many critics have hailed as the equal of the Dvorak and Brahms Piano Quintets

Maurice Emmanuel (1862-1938)

Sonata for Cello and Piano, Op.3

Very original, using modal scales. So far ahead of its time (1890) it was not performed for 30 years.

Maurice Emmanuel (1862-1938)

Sonata for Violin and Piano in d minor, Op.6

Combines French post romanticism with elements of Cesar Franck's technique to create a very original sounding work

Maurice Emmanuel (1862-1938)

Sonate en Trio for Flute, Clarinet & Piano, Op.11

An intimate and charming work, beautifully written for all three instruments. Very effective in concert.

Maurice Emmanuel (1862-1938)

String Quartet in B flat Major, Op.8

Hailed by critics as a work of the first order. The finale is an extraordinarily powerful and wild gypsy movement.

  Georges Enescu (1881-1955)

Violin Sonata No.2 in f minor, Op.6

Enescu called it the first work in which he found his own voice. Highly original with Romanian folk melodies.

  Georges Enescu (1881-1955)

Concertstuck for Viola and Piano (1906)

Lyrical and highly romantic combines French impressionism with Romanian folk idioms.

  Georges Enescu (1881-1955)

Piano Quartet No.1 in D Major, Op.16

This epic, pioneering and even revolutionary work might well be called Post-French impressionist.

  Georges Enescu (1881-1955)

String Octet in C Major, Op.7

A huge, epic masterwork combining late romanticism with emerging polytonality for an astounding tonal result.

Michele Esposito (1855-1929)

Cello Sonata in D Major, Op.43

This fine sonata won a prize from the London Society of Musicians. Combines Italian lyricism with French lightness.

Michele Esposito (1855-1929)

Violin Sonata No.1 in G Major, Op.32

A very attractive work written in a Neopolitan vocal style with lovely melodies and a fiery finale. Excellent recital choice.

Michele Esposito (1855-1929)

Violin Sonata No.3 in A Major, Op.67

A genial work with appealing melodies, full of lyricism and very nicely written.

Victor Ewald (1860-1935)

String Quintet (2 Violas) in A Major, Op.4

An absolutely first rate work, full of charm, fetching melodies, fun and not difficult to play. Good for concert & home.

Joseph Eybler (1765-1846)

String Trio in C Major, Op.2

A superb work in the tradition of Mozart's K.563 Trio. Great part-writing & appealing melodies, a first class work.

Joseph Eybler (1765-1846)

String Quartet No.1 in D Major, Op.1 No.1

Eybler worked closely with both Haydn & Mozart and this work shows the influence of their middle periods.

Joseph Eybler (1765-1846)

String Quartet No.2 in c minor, Op.1 No.2

This work illustrates why Mozart thought so highly of Eybler. Original, dramatic with excellent part writing.

Joseph Eybler (1765-1846)

String Quartet No.3 in B flat Major, Op.1 No.3

The third of his first set of quartets which helped to make a name him. A fine work making good use of the lower voices

Joseph Eybler (1765-1846)

Str Quintet for 2Vln, Vla, Vc & Kb in B flat, Op.6 No1

A charming, very tuneful Viennese Classical work in concertante style with fine part writing for all.

   Philipp Fahrbach, Jr. (1843-1884)

Im Kahlenberger Dörfl, Op.340 for Piano Trio

Part of our Vienna Dance Series. One of the most famous and charming dances from Vienna's third waltz dynasty.

Gabriel Fauré (1845-1924)

Piano Quartet No.1 in c minor, Op.15

In the 1st rank of Piano Quartets, very original, shows outstanding grasp of relationship betw piano & strings.

Gabriel Fauré (1845-1924)

Piano Quartet No.2 in g minor, Op.45

A fine French work typical of Faure's mature later style. By turns, lyrical and turbulent, original, good part-writing.

Louise Farrenc (1804-1875)

Trio in e, Op.45 for Flute/Violin, Cello & Piano

Superb in either version. A top flight romantic work from arguably the best woman composer of the 19th century.

Alexander Fesca (1820-1849)

Septet No.1 in c minor for Piano, Winds & Strings

A superb mid-romantic era work for a rare ensemble. 1st rate all the way, great for concert or home.

Alexander Fesca (1820-1849)

Septet No.2 in d minor for Piano, Winds & Strings

Every bit as good as number. Very useful, too, because it is for exactly the same instrumentation.

Friedrich Fesca (1789-1826)

String Quartet No.2 in f# minor, Op.1 No.2

His tuneful music was admired by Weber & Spohr and provides an excellent alternative to Haydn or Mozart.

Zdenek Fibich (1850-1950)

Piano Trio in f minor, Op. Post.

A fine work from the contemporary of Dvorak & Smetana who began using Czech melodies before they did.

Zdenek Fibich (1850-1950)

Piano Quartet in e minor, Op. 11

Powerful. Very originally constructed with linking of thematic material. Hailed as first class by the critics.

Zdenek Fibich (1850-1950)

Piano Quintet in D Major, Op.42

Unique tone color in both versions--piano, winds & srings & standard piano quintet. Charming, captivating melodies

Zdenek Fibich (1850-1950)

String Quartet No.1 in A Major, (1874)

Sunny and genial, this very original work was the first by a Czech composer using Slavic dance forms.

Zdenek Fibich (1850-1950)

String Quartet No.2 in G Major, Op.8

Here you will find an engaging and pioneering work complete with fetching Czech melodies and rhythms.

Zdenek Fibich (1850-1950)

Theme & Variations for String Quartet

One of the few worthwhile stand-alone Theme & Variations written for String Quartet.

Max Fiedler (1859-1939)

String Quintet (2 Vla) in d minor, Op.1

Excellent mid-romantic era work. Appealing melodies and good part-writing, no technical difficulties, 1st class work

Arkady Filippenko (1912-1983)

String Quartet No.1 in a minor

A real find. Ukrainian master composer. The first of 3 superb works for string quartet. Powerful and fresh.

Arkady Filippenko (1912-1983)

String Quartet No.2 in D Major

A towering, monumental work which won the U.S.S.R. State Prize. As fine as Shostakovich's Quartet No.8!

Arkady Filippenko (1912-1983)

String Quartet No.3 in G Major

From the simplest Ukrainian folk-tune he builds a staggering colossus. Extraordinarily fine.

Wilhelm Fitzenhagen (1848-1890)

Capriccio for Cello & Piano, Op.40

Dedicated to Robert Hausmann cellist of the Joachim Quartet the Capriccio is a moto perpetuo with a lyrical middle section

Wilhelm Fitzenhagen (1848-1890)

Gavotte No.2 for Cello & Piano, Op.42

A jaunty dance-like piece with finely contrasting middle section makes a fine recital solo or encore.

Wilhelm Fitzenhagen (1848-1890)

String Quartet in d minor, Op.23

The Chamber Music Journal calls it 1st rate throughout. Superbly written by an experience quartet player.

Josef Bohuslav Foerster (1859-1951)

Piano Trio No.1 in f minor, Op.8

Lavishly praised by Dvorak who was at the premiere, a real first rate concert hall candidate. Belongs in repertoire.

Josef Bohuslav Foerster (1859-1951)

Piano Trio No.2 in B flat Major, Op.38

Written shortly after his wife's death, this superb work is in the tradition of Smetana's autobiographical works, 1st rate.

Josef Bohuslav Foerster (1859-1951)

String Quartet No.1 in E Major, Op.15

Lovely late Romantic work tinged with Czech melodies and influenced by his friends Dvorak & Smetana.

Josef Bohuslav Foerster (1859-1951)

String Quartet No.2 in D Major, Op.39

While still showing the influence of the Czech nationalists, Foerster begins to move beyond them. A fine work.

Josef Bohuslav Foerster (1859-1951)

String Quartet No.3 in C Major, Op.61

Powerful and dramatic early modern masterwork. Biographical and reminiscent in part of Smetana

  Arthur Foote (1853-1937)

Three Character Pieces for Violin & Piano, Op.9

All three make a full length recital piece but any of the three could be played alone as an encore.

  Arthur Foote (1853-1937)

Melody for Violin & Piano, Op.44

Lyrical and romantic, but not without dramatic excitement, a updated song without words.

  Arthur Foote (1853-1937)

Two Pieces for Violin & Piano, Op.74

Charming and graceful works suitable where a short work or encore is required.

  Arthur Foote (1853-1937)

Violin Sonata in g minor, Op.20

An unjustly forgotten masterwork from the Romantic era. Wonderful writing & melodies, sure to please in performance

  Arthur Foote (1853-1937)

String Quartet No.1 in g minor, Op.4

A dramatic and appealing work combining the influence of Schumann & Mendelssohn with his own original ideas.

  Arthur Foote (1853-1937)

Tema & Variazione for Str Qt (Qt.No2), Op.32

The only movement he published from his 2nd Qt. He did not want this magnificent & big set of variations to die.

  Arthur Foote (1853-1937)

String Quartet No.3 in D Major, Op.70

Called an early modern American masterwork by the Chamber Music Journal. Builds on traditional ideas.

  Arthur Foote (1853-1937)

Piano Trio No.1 in c minor, Op.5

This mid-late romantic period trio unquestionably belongs in the concert repertoire. Superb from start to finish.

  Arthur Foote (1853-1937)

Piano Trio No.2 in B flat Major, Op.65

Another masterwork, this time in the idiom of the post-romantics. Original, tuneful & bracing.

  Arthur Foote (1853-1937)

Piano Quartet in C Major, Op.23

A piano quartet of the first rank. Fun to play, an audience pleaser, excellent part-writing and good melodies.

  Arthur Foote (1853-1937)

Piano Quintet in a minor, Op.38

An extremely fine work by an important American composer. Many say as good as the Brahms and Dvorak.

César Franck (1822-1890)

Andantino Quietoso for Violin & Piano, Op.6

A once very popular recital work in the fashionable Salons of 19th century Paris. A very effective work.

César Franck (1822-1890)

Piano Trio No.1 in f sharp minor, Op.1 No.1

Hailed by d'Indy as "Epoch making". This is a highly original work full of drama & power. Nothing else sounds like it.

César Franck (1822-1890)

Piano Trio No.2, Op.1 No.2 "Trio de Salon"

Lovely work so titled by the composer not because it was a drawing room piece but because of its intimate nature.

César Franck (1822-1890)

Piano Trio No.3 in b minor, Op.1 No.3

Powerful, stormy and dramatic are all suitable adjectives which describe this very original piano trio.

  Eduard Franck (1817-1893)

Cello Sonata No.1 in D Major, Op.6

This lovely work, a valuable addition to the cello sonata repertoire, could pass for Mendelssohn's 3rd cello sonata.

  Eduard Franck (1817-1893)

Cello Sonata No.2 in F Major, Op.42

In the tradition of Mendelssohn. A wonderful addition to the mid-romantic cello sonata repertoire. 

  Eduard Franck (1817-1893)

Violin Sonata No.1 in c minor, Op.19

Along with Schumann's, this is the first important violin sonata since Beethoven. A first class recital piece.

  Eduard Franck (1817-1893)

Violin Sonata No.2 in A Major, Op.23

A fine mid-romantic era sonata full of appealing melodies deserving a place in the recital hall.

  Eduard Franck (1817-1893)

Violin Sonata No.3 in E Major, Op.60

Another first rate sonata which ought to be heard in recital and which will also appeal to amateurs.

  Eduard Franck (1817-1893)

Piano Trio No.1 in e minor, Op.11

Lovely melodies, original ideas and good part writing create a first class mid-romantic work.

  Eduard Franck (1817-1893)

Piano Trio No.4 in D Major, Op.58

Lovely, lilting tunes and fine part writing makes this a romantic era work to interest pros & amateurs alike.

  Eduard Franck (1817-1893)

Piano Quintet in D Major, Op.45

Filled with lovely melodies reminiscent of Mendelssohn and Schubert with excellent and effective part-writing. 

  Eduard Franck (1817-1893)

String Quartet No.1 in f minor, Op.49

Turbulent and full of passion. Takes Mendelssohns Op.13 and Beethoven's Op.95 as its models. 

  Eduard Franck (1817-1893)

String Quartet No.2, Op.54-World Premiere Edition

Modeled on Beethoven's Harp Quartet, this work shows Franck's superb compositional talent.

  Eduard Franck (1817-1893)

String Quartet No.3 in c minor, Op.55

Explosive and dramatic. A fresh-sounding quartet from the mid-romantic period by a very good composer.  

  Eduard Franck (1817-1893)

String Quintet No.1 (2 Vla) in e minor, Op.15

Very Mendelssohnian, finished only a few years after Franck studied with him. Beautiful melodies, good part writing

  Eduard Franck (1817-1893)

String Quintet No.2 (2 Vla) in C major, Op.51

A good work with appealing melodies and good part writing occasionally showing the influence of Mendelssohn

  Eduard Franck (1817-1893)

String Sextet No.1 in Eb Major, Op.41

This sparkling and Mendelssohnian sextet is full of gorgeous melodies with fresh and original ideas.

  Eduard Franck (1817-1893)

String Sextet No.2 in D Major, Op.50

Another superb sextet which belongs in the concert hall and which amateurs will treasure.

  Richard Franck (1858-1938)

Piano Trio No.1 in b minor, Op.20

Archetypical German mid romantic period music, by turns dramatic and lyrical, this work plays extremely well.

  Richard Franck (1858-1938)

Piano Trio No.2 in E flat Major, Op.32

A late romantic masterwork for piano trio. Rich and warm-blooded melodies in the tradition of Brahms.

  Richard Franck (1858-1938)

Piano Quartet No.1 in A Major, Op.33

Lyrical, exciting and very romantic, this  beautiful work is great fun to play and presents no technical difficulties

  Richard Franck (1858-1938)

Piano Quartet No.2 in E Major, Op.41

Hailed by critics as a poetic masterwork, this highly romantic work is very satisfying to play.

  Richard Franck (1858-1938)

Violin Sonata No.1 in D Major, Op.14

Full of lovely themes and fine part-writing, this is a valuable addition to the romantic violin sonata literature

  Richard Franck (1858-1938)

Violin Sonata No.2 in c minor, Op.35

A first class work which unquestionably belongs in the recital hall. Pleasing melodies. A very satisfying work.

James Friskin (1886-1967)

Phantasie in e minor for Piano Trio (1909)

A first class work which unquestionably belongs in the recital hall. Pleasing melodies. A very satisfying work.

James Friskin (1886-1967)

Phantasy for Piano Quintet (1910)

A Like his other Phantasies, composed for the prestigious Cobbett Competitions. Fresh & Original. A very good piece.

James Friskin (1886-1967)

Piano Quintet in c minor (1907)

Called one of the most brilliant opus ones in existence by the Cyclopedic Survey of Chamber Music. A superb work.

James Friskin (1886-1967)

Phantasie for String Quartet (1906)

A super choice where a shorter program work is required. Great craftsmanship, part-writing, melodies. Has it all.

Gaspard Fritz (1716-1783)

Violin Sonata in D Major, Op.3 No.1

A late Baroque sonata which shows the emerging new pre-classical trends in French and English music.

 Carl Frühling (1868-1937)

Trio for Clarinet ( or Vln), Cello & Piano in a, Op.40

A lovely late romantic work. Genial and lush bringing Brahms to mind. Essential work for this ensemble.

  Carl Frühling (1868-1937)

Piano Quintet in f sharp minor, Op.30

Definitely qualifies as unjustly forgotten masterpiece. Late romantic, powerful with rich melodies, great part-writing

  Robert Fuchs (1847-1927)

Violin Sonata No.1 in f# minor, Op.20

A first rate work from the mid, late Romantic era. Highly lyrical with tinges of Brahms.

  Robert Fuchs (1847-1927)

Violin Sonata No.2 in D Major, Op.33

Combines the melodic gifts of Schubert with the profundity of Brahms. A first rate work which belongs in the repertoire.

  Robert Fuchs (1847-1927)

Violin Sonata No.3 in d minor, Op.68

Full of yearning, a tonally dark colored work, by turns passionate, brooding and pensive.

  Robert Fuchs (1847-1927)

Violin Sonata No.5 in A Major, Op.95

A bucolic work, by turns lyrical, gentle and calm evoking the dreamy world of Robert Schumann

  Robert Fuchs (1847-1927)

Violin Sonata No.6 in g minor, Op.103

A late romantic masterwork which not only belongs in the standard sonata repertoire but on recital hall programs.

  Robert Fuchs (1847-1927)

Six Fantasy Pieces Viola & Piano, Op.117

Charming character pieces which evoke the bygone era of the late Romantic. A fine choice for a recital.

  Robert Fuchs (1847-1927)

Viola Sonata & Piano in d minor, Op.86

Very important late Romantic work belongs in every violist's library. A winner in the recital hall.

  Robert Fuchs (1847-1927)

Cello Sonata No.1 in d minor, Op.29

Passionate, with fine writing. An excellent choice for the recital hall instead of one of the inevitable Brahms sonatas.

  Robert Fuchs (1847-1927)

Cello Sonata No.2 in e flat minor, Op.83

By turns, lyical, impassioned, dark, brooding, autumnal, dramatic & another good substitute for the Brahms sonatas.

Robert Fuchs (1847-1927)

Terzetto No.1 for 2 Violins & Viola in E Maj, Op.61 No.1

Probably the best late Romantic era work for this under served combination. Attractive melodies & fine part-writing

Robert Fuchs (1847-1927)

Terzetto No.2 for 2 Violins & Viola in D Maj, Op.61 No.2

Ditto, see above. Equally as fine. Not to be missed by two violin and viola trio groups.

  Robert Fuchs (1847-1927)

String Trio in A Major, Op.94

Post-Brahmsian, and without doubt, one of the masterworks of the string trio literature.  

  Robert Fuchs (1847-1927)

String Quartet No.1 in E Major, Op.58

Charming and graceful. The subtle harmonic and rhythmic interplay & fine part writing makes this an attractive work.

  Robert Fuchs (1847-1927)

String Quartet No.2 in a minor, Op.62

Much like his first quartet, it is charming and elegant with fine part writing and appealing melodic ideas.

  Robert Fuchs (1847-1927)

String Quartet No.3 in C Major, Op.71

A late romantic masterwork with great originality, excellent part-writing and appealing melodies.

  Robert Fuchs (1847-1927)

String Quartet No.4 in A Major, Op.106

Another masterwork in which Fuchs combines a rich tonal palette with great rhythmic originality.

  Robert Fuchs (1847-1927)

7 Fantasy Pieces for Violin, Viola & Piano, Op.57

In the front rank of works of this genre, beautiful tone color and highly emotive.  

  Robert Fuchs (1847-1927)

Clarinet Quintet in E flat Major, Op.102

A work which stands alongside the very best of this genre. Tonally in the tradition of Brahms & the late Romantic era.

  Robert Fuchs (1847-1927)

Piano Trio No.1 in C Major, Op.22

This work so impressed Brahms that he decided to try his hand at one again. Noble, full-blooded and heroic.

  Robert Fuchs (1847-1927)

Piano Trio No.2 in B flat Major, Op.72

A marvelous work which belongs in the repertoire but not at all hard to play and should interest amateurs as well. 

  Robert Fuchs (1847-1927)

Trio for Violin, Viola & Piano in f# minor, Op.115

A masterpiece for this little served combination. Tonally dark, though not brooding. Extremely well-written.

  Robert Fuchs (1847-1927)

Piano Quartet No.1 in g minor, Op.15

A youthful work from the mid-late Romantic period full of fire and vigor. Lovely melodies, highly effective. 

  Robert Fuchs (1847-1927)

Piano Quartet No.2 in b minor, Op.75

Very late romantic masterwork for piano quartet. Richly written with fine melodies and original ideas.  

Robert Fuchs (1847-1927)

Serenade No.1 for String Nonet in D Major, Op.9

Fuchs' First Serenade achieved such popularity that he wrote 4 more and became known as "Serenade Fuchs"

Robert Fuchs (1847-1927)

Serenade No.2 for String Nonet in C Major, Op.14

As popular as the First Serenade and every bit as good with appealing melodies and fine part-writing.

Robert Fuchs (1847-1927)

Serenade No.3 for String Nonet in e minor, Op.21

The third of Fuchs' serenades repleat with lovely melodies and wonderful part-writing. A very fine work.

 

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