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Biography of Joachim Andersen (1847-1909): biography, sheet music, recordings, weblinks and literature

Biography of Joachim Andersen (1847-1909)

Portrait of Joachim Andersen
Thanks for providing the picture to The Royal Library, Copenhagen, Department of Maps, Prints and Photograph
 Andersen standing beside a stand with sheet music
Best regards for providing the picutre to The Royal Library, Copenhagen, Department of Maps, Prints and Photograph
29.04.1847
Born in Copenhagen son of the flutist Christian Joachim Andersen.
First flute lessons from the father
1852
His younger brother Vigo, later on a flutist, too, is born
1860
First public concerts as a soloist
1869
Member of the Royal chapel in Copenhagen under Gade
1877
Move to St. Petersburg, flutist in the orchestra of the tsar
1881
Flutist in important orchestras in Germany, Denmark and St. Petersburg
1882
Conductor of the Philharmonic Orchestra in Berlin (later on the Berliner Philharmoniker) until 1891. He was a co-founder of the orchestra. He was playing under conductors like Brahms, Grieg, Strauss and Tschaikowsky. He became one of the most beloved soloists of the orchestra.
In Berlin he was flute teacher of Prill, Ary van Leuwen and others
1891
Due to an illness of the tongue end of the flute career
30.04.1893
End of his engagement at the Philharmonic Orchestra due to his ongoing disability
1893
Conductor of the court orchestra in Copenhagen
1895
Conductor of the Palais concertos in Copenhagen, founded by himself.
1897
Founder of a school for learning to play in a orchestra
1899
Organisator and conductor of the publich open air concerts in Copenhagen
1904
Taffanel refers to him as "Chopin of the flute"
1905
Elected member of the military music commission
Wrote 188 etudes for flute and 54 compositions for flute and piano
18.09.1905
Receives the Knight's cross of the Danebrog order from the king
07.05.1909
Dies in Copenhagen

Sheet music for flute:

100 Posthumous Studies (Etüde)
edition on notenbuch.de
(flute)
Rating: difficult
For each key long notes, scales and short etudes.


24 Etudes op. 15 (Etüde)
edition on notenbuch.de
(flute)
Rating: mid-grade
  1. Allegro moderato (C-Dur)
  2. Moderato (a-moll)
  3. Allegro con brio (G-Dur)
  4. Adagio (e-moll)
  5. Adagio (e-moll)
  6. Allegro animato (D-Dur)
  7. Moderato (h-moll)
  8. Andantino (A-Dur)
  9. Andante (fis-moll)
  10. Allegretto giocoso (E-Dur)
  11. Andante (cis-moll)
  12. Allegro con troppo (H-Dur)
  13. Presto molto (g-moll)
  14. Allegro con fuoco (Fis-Dur)
  15. Allegretto moderato (Ges-Dur)
  16. Allegro (Des-Dur)
  17. Andante (b-moll)
  18. Moderato (As-Dur)
  19. Presto (f-moll)
  20. Andantino (Es-Dur)
  21. Allegro stretto (c-moll)
  22. Allegretto (B-Dur)
  23. Allegro (g-moll)
  24. Moderato con vivezza (F-Dur)
  25. Allegro con fuoco (d-moll)


24 Etüden für Flöte op. 15 (Etüde)
edition on notenbuch.de
(flute)
Rating: mid-grade


24 Studien op. 30 (Etüde)
edition on notenbuch.de
(flute)
Rating: mid-grade
  1. Moderato
  2. Allegretto
  3. Allegro
  4. Moderato
  5. Vivo
  6. Adagio
  7. Andantino
  8. Presto ma non troppo
  9. Lento
  10. Allegro
  11. Moderato
  12. Con anima
  13. Allegro ma non troppo
  14. Andantino
  15. Moderato
  16. Andante
  17. Allegretto
  18. Andante
  19. Andante sostenuto
  20. Adagio
  21. Moderato assai
  22. Con fuoco
  23. Allegro
  24. Andante tranquillo
Edited by Louis Moyse. He also included an introduction with hints for practising the etudes.


3 Grosse Studien, 3 Studien der Virtuosität, 3 Technische Studien op. 15/60/63 (Etüde)
edition on notenbuch.de
(flute)
Ricordi, E. R. 2841
Rating: mid-grade
  1. Op. 15, No. 6
  2. Op. 15, No. 12
  3. Op. 15, No. 17
  4. Op. 60, No. 5
  5. Op. 60, No. 16
  6. Op. 60, No. 18
  7. Op. 63, No. 8
  8. Op. 63, No. 12
  9. Op. 63, No. 13


4 Miniaturen op. 55
edition on notenbuch.deCD-Aufnahmen bei jpc.deMP3-Download bei amazon.de
(flute, piano)
Zimmermann, ZM 23050
Rating: easy
  1. Walzer
  2. Die Mühle
  3. Legende
  4. Tarantella
Not really great.


Allegro Militaire op. 48 (E-Dur)
CD-Aufnahmen bei jpc.deMP3-Download bei amazon.de
(2 flutes, piano)
Edition Musicus, G 3140 B
Rating: difficult


Drei Miniaturen op. 55
edition on notenbuch.deCD-Aufnahmen bei jpc.deMP3-Download bei amazon.de
(flute, piano)
Zimmermann, ZM 23060
Rating: mid-grade
  1. Elegie
  2. Albumblatt
  3. Notturno
In my opinion these are really awful.


Drei Übungsstücke op. 30 (Etüde)
edition on notenbuch.de
(flute)
Ricordi, E. R. 2840
Rating: difficult
  1. Op. 30 Nr. 12 - Allegro ma non troppo
  2. Op. 30 Nr. 15 - Andante
  3. Op. 30 Nr. 23 - Andante tranquillo


Figaro - Fantasie (G-Dur)
edition on notenbuch.deCD-Aufnahmen bei jpc.deMP3-Download bei amazon.de
(4 flutes)
Zimmermann, ZM 30410
Rating: easy
  1. Allegretto - Andante - Andantino - Allegretto


Fünf leichtere Stücke op. 56
edition on notenbuch.deCD-Aufnahmen bei jpc.deMP3-Download bei amazon.de
(flute, piano)
Zimmermann, ZM 35260
Rating: mid-grade
  1. Im Herbst
  2. Die Blumen
  3. Unterm Balkon
  4. Abendlied
  5. Aus vergangenen Zeiten
My favourite is "Unter dem Balkon", a balcony in spain one might think.


Salonstücke op. 52
edition on notenbuch.deCD-Aufnahmen bei jpc.deMP3-Download bei amazon.de
(flute, piano)
Zimmermann, ZM 35790
Rating: mid-grade
  1. Melodie
  2. Wiegenlied
  3. Schmetterling
  4. Pastorale
  5. Tanzlied
  6. Idylle
  7. Jagdstück
First edition was published in Hamburg by Max Leichssenring in 1894


Studien (Etüde)
edition on notenbuch.de
(flute)
Ricordi, E. R. 2841
Rating: difficult


Tarantella op. 55 Nr. 8 (e-moll)
CD-Aufnahmen bei jpc.deMP3-Download bei amazon.de
(flute, piano)
Zimmermann, Z. 2076
Rating: mid-grade
  1. Assai presto
Old edition, not playable without copying as the flute part is printed on both sides of a paper and there are no breaks for turning.


CDs with/from Joachim Andersen

jpc
  1. L'Hirondelle. Valse Caprice op. 44 (04:53:00)
  2. Impromptu op. 7 (06:11:00)
  3. Morceaux pour la flute op. 57:
  4. Le Calme - Le Tourbillon (09:18:00)
  5. Fantasy on Bellinis "Norma" (10:52:00)
  6. Leichte Stücke op. 56:
  7. Unterm Balkon - Abendlied (05:26:00)
  8. Acht Vortragsstücke op. 55 (Elegie, Walzer, Notturno, Die Mühle, Legende, Scherzino, Albumblatt, Tarantelle) (30:24:00)

Literature von/über Joachim Andersen

Last edit 08.10.2016