Biography of Ferdinand Ries (1784-1838)

28.11.1784
Born in Bonn, son of a violinist and pianist, who also teached Beethoven
29.11.1784
Baptized
1789
Cello lessons from Bernhard Romberg
1801
Move to Vienna, piano student of Beethoven and lessons in composition from Albrechtsberger
01.08.1804
Concert premiere playing Beethoven´s c-moll concerto with cadencas of his own.
1809
Concert tour through Europe
1812
Member of the Royal Swedish Musicacademy
1813
Living in London for eleven years, leading the concerts of the Philharmonic Society
1815
Composition of Trio op. 63 in Bath
1819
In this year and/or the following, the Fantasia for flute and piano on themes by Rossini is composed.
1824
Return to Rhineland (Bad Godesberg, Bonn), later on moving to Frankfurt/Main
1834
Head of the cities Orchestra and Sing Academy in Aachen
Cooperation on the Biographische Notizen über Ludwig van Beethoven
13.01.1838
Dies in Frankfurt

Sheet music for flute:

Fantasia op. 113/2 (a-moll)
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(flute, piano)
Rating: difficult
  1. Allegro - Andante - Allegro - Andante - Allegretto


Quartett op. 145, Nr. 1 (C-Dur)
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(flute, violin, viola, cello)
Rating: mid-grade
  1. Allegro con brio
  2. Larghetto cantabile
  3. Scherzo. Allegro vivace
  4. Allegro all’espagnola
Really beautiful and very fancy. Everybody will need to have some practising. The last movement convinces with a really Spanish sound as the title already promises.
Parts and score.


Sechs Quartette Nr. 3 op 145,3 (A-Dur)
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(flute, violin, viola, cello)
Rating: mid-grade
  1. Allegro
  2. Scherzo, Vivace
  3. Adagio
  4. Allegro
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Sechs Quartette Nr. 5 WoO 35,2 (G-Dur)
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(flute, violin, viola, cello)
Rating: mid-grade
  1. Andante
  2. Allegretto
  3. Adagio con moto, cantabile
  4. Allegro vivace
Parts and score


CDs with/from Ferdinand Ries

Yari Bond, Aaron Boyd, Ah Ling Neu, John Herrick Littlefield
Ferdinand Ries - Flute Quartets, Op. 145 (2007)
jpc
    Flute Quartet in C-Dur op. 145, No. 1:
  1. Allegro con brio (04:08:00)
  2. Larghetto cantabile (05:11:00)
  3. Scherzo and Trio - Allegro vivace (04:17:00)
  4. Finale - Allegro all´espagnola (04:02:00)
  5. Flute Quartet in e-moll op. 145, No. 2:
  6. Allegro moderato (04:31:00)
  7. Andante (06:16:00)
  8. Menuetto and Trio - Molto moderato (03:31:00)
  9. Rondo - Allegro moderato (05:05:00)
  10. Flute Quartet in A-Dur op. 145, No. 3:
  11. Allegro (05:19:00)
  12. Scherzo and Trio - Vivace - piu lento (03:39:00)
  13. Adagio (05:18:00)
  14. Allegro (05:18:00)
Uwe Grodd, Matteo Napoli
jpc
    Sonate sentimentale, Op. 169:
  1. Allegro moderato (09:33:00)
  2. Adagio con moto (05:45:00)
  3. Rondo - Allegro (06:11:00)
  4. Introduction and Polonaise, Op. 119 (09:47:00)
  5. Sonata for Flute and Piano in G Major; Op. 87:
  6. Allegro (06:46:00)
  7. Larghetto (01:39:00)
  8. Theme with Variations (Allegretto) (08:06:00)
  9. Variations on a Portuguese Hymn, Op. 152, No. 1:
  10. Theme (01:35:00)
  11. Variation 1 (01:07:00)
  12. Variation 2 (01:14:00)
  13. Variation 3 (00:57:00)
  14. Variation 4 (01:14:00)
  15. Variation 5 (01:15:00)
  16. Variation 6 (02:05:00)
William Bennett, Mile Kosi, Novsak Trio
Quintets for Flute and Strings (1990)
jpc
    Ferdinand Ries: Quintett in b-moll:
  1. Allegro (06:52:00)
  2. Andantino con moto (05:47:00)
  3. Finale - Allegro (00:00:03)
  4. Andreas Romberg: Quintett op. 21/5 in B-Dur:
  5. Allegro (06:05:00)
  6. Menuetto - Allegro ma non troppo (05:34:00)
  7. Adagio cantabile (05:21:00)
  8. Finale - Vivace (04:02:00)
  9. Andreas Romberg: Quintett op. 21/4 in A-moll:
  10. Allegro moderato (06:01:00)
  11. Menuetto - Allegretto (03:37:00)
  12. Adagio - Andante (03:45:00)
  13. Finale - Allegro (04:01:00)
Flöte und Streicher erklingen in einer Art Dialog, wobei das Streichquartett wie ein "Mann" agiert. Sehr schön sowohl spieltechnisch, stilistisch als auch vom Aufnahmeklang (nicht dieser übermässige Raumhall, den ich persönlich auf Flötenaufnahmen hasse).
Trio Cantabile
jpc
    Ferdinand Ries: Trio Es-Dur op. 63:
  1. Allegro (04:08:00)
  2. andantino attace Rondo Allegro (03:58:00)
  3. Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy: "Andante et Rondo" aus Trio d-moll op. 49:
  4. Andante (06:21:00)
  5. Rondo (00:00:03)
  6. Max Bruch: Drei Stücke aus op. 83:
  7. Andante (03:42:00)
  8. Allegro con moto (02:30:00)
  9. Nachtgesang. Andante con moto (05:22:00)
  10. Louise Farrenc: Trio e-moll op. 45:
  11. Allegro deciso (10:15:00)
  12. Andante (04:56:00)
  13. Scherzo, Vivace (04:51:00)
  14. Finale, Presto (05:04:00)

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Last edit 02.05.2020