Biography of Ignace Joseph Pleyel (1757-1831)

18.06.1757
Born in Ruppertshal (Lower Austria) 24th of 38 children of the villages teacher
Lessons in Vienna with Johann Baptist Vanhal.
1772
Aided by count Ladislaus Erdödy he gets five years of lessons with Haydn in Eisenstadt.
1777
Conductor of the virtuosi orchestra of duke Erdödy.
24.04.1784
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart recommended his father in a letter the new edition of string quartets written by Pleyel and named him a good alternative to Haydn.
1780
Educational trip to Italy, sponsored by the Count
1783
Second band master at Strassbourg minster and assistant to Franz Xaver Richter
1789
After the death of Franz Xaver Richter, Pleyel inherits the job as a band master at Strassbourg minster.
1792
Conductor in London for one season due to the French revolution, then coming back to Alsace
1795
Move to Paris
Establishment of a music business, a sheet music edition and a instrument trade
1802
Closure of a complete edition of all string quartetts by Haydn in Pleyels publishing company
1807
Establishment of a piano production
1831
Debut of Chopins in Paris at the house of Pleyel.
14.11.1831
Dies on his manor near Paris

Sheet music for flute:

12 Duette - Heft 1
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(2 flutes)
Verlag Doblinger, Diletto Musicale 137
Rating: easy
  1. Duetto No. I/1,2,3


12 Duette - Heft 2
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(2 flutes)
Verlag Doblinger, Diletto Musicale 138
Rating: easy
  1. Duett No. I/4,5
  2. Duett No. II/1
Short easy pieces written in one common score.


12 Duette - Heft 3
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(2 flutes)
Verlag Doblinger, Diletto Musicale 139
Rating: easy
  1. Duett No. I/6 (Minuetto moderat - Romance Amoroso - Allegro)
  2. Duett No. II/2 (Grazioso sempre piano - Minuetto)
  3. Duetto No. II/6 (Andante - Rondo Allegro non troppo)
Short and easy pieces printed in score.


12 Duette - Heft 4
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(2 flutes)
Verlag Doblinger, Diletto Musicale 140
Rating: easy
  1. Duett No. II/3 (Romanza Andante - Allegro)
  2. Duett Nor. II/4 (Adagio - Rondo Allegretto)
  3. Duett No. II/5 (Andantino grazioso - Tempo di Minuetto)
One score, short and easy.


Klaviertrio (G-Dur)
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(flute (violin), cello, piano)
Edition Dohr, 27492 (I)
Rating: easy
  1. Allegro
  2. Adagio
  3. Rondo. Allegro molto


Trio op. 47/3 (D-Dur)
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(flute, clarinet in A, bassoon)
Rating: mid-grade
  1. Allegro vivace
  2. Rondo. Allegro
Parts and score


Trio Concertante
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(flute, clarinet, bassoon)
Stretta, STR-1312-0
Rating: difficult
  1. Allegro
  2. Romance
  3. Rondo (Allegretto)


Trio II
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(flute, clarinet, bassoon)
Musica Rara, M. R. 1920
Rating: difficult
  1. Allegro
  2. Romance (Andante)
  3. Rondo (Allegretto)
The score is very small printed and handwritten, but the parts are really well done for turning the pages.


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Last edit 21.04.2014