Biography of Franz Danzi (1763-1826)

15.05.1763
Born in Schwetzingen (near Mannheim, Germany). Father (Italian) played cello, mother was a professional singer.
His father played in the elector's orchestra, conducted by Stamitz. Early lessong in piano, cello and singing by the father.
1778
member in the orchestra
Studies of composition with Abbé Vogler, very good educational background and language skills
1783
Moves to Munich to succeed his father as orchestra member
First composition, the opera "Die Mitternachtsstunde"
1791
Concert tours with his wife, a singer, to Hamburg, Leipzig, Prague and Northern Italy for about five years
1798
Vice bandmaster at Munich court opera
1800
His wife dies
1807
Because of the low salary in Munich, bandmaster in Stuttgart. Friendship with Carl Maria von Weber and acquaintance with Spohr who joins the same circle of artists they both belong to.
1809
Weber writes in his book of Danzi being the most important living composer of his time
1812
Bandmaster at the court theatre in Karlsruhe and teacher for composition at the institute for arts in Stuttgart
13.04.1826
Dies in Karlsruhe
Composed lots of Trios, woodwind quintets and concerts. He seems to be the first conductor using a baton

Sheet music for flute:

Bläserquintett op. 56, Nr. 2 (g-moll)
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(flute, oboe, clarinet in H flat, bassoon, horn in F)
Thomi-Berg, AM 102
Rating: mid-grade
  1. Allegretto
  2. Andante
  3. Menuett
  4. Allegro
Only parts, but in high-quality paper.


Bläserquintett op. 56, Nr. 3 (F-Dur)
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(flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, horn)
Thomi-Berg, AM 115
Rating: mid-grade
  1. Andante sostenuto
  2. Allegro
  3. Andante
  4. Menuetto
  5. Allegretto
Only parts, no score.


Bläserquintett op. 67, Nr. 1 (G-Dur)
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(flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, horn)
Thomi-Berg, AM 116
Rating: mid-grade
  1. Allegretto
  2. Andante con moto
  3. Menuett-Allegretto
  4. Allegretto moderato
Only parts, no score.


Concertante Op. 41 (B-Dur) (Bearbeitung)
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(flute, clarinet in H flat, piano orchestral excerpt)
Rating: mid-grade
  1. Allegro moderato
  2. Larghetto
  3. Polonaise - Allegretto
The piano part is the score. Really good quality paper.
Edition by Andras Adorjan


Drei Duos op. 64 für Flöte und Violoncello 64
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(flute, cello)
Rating: mid-grade
  1. Duo I - Andantino
  2. Duo I - Allegretto
  3. Duo II - Larghetto
  4. Duo II - Allegretto vivo
  5. Duo III - Andantino sostenuto
  6. Duo III - Allegretto
two scores


Neun Bläserquintette - Band II: Opus 67 Nr. 1-3 Opus 67
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(flute, oboe, clarinet in A or in B flat, bassoon, horn in F or in E or in E flat)
Edition Peters, Nr. 9730b
Rating: mid-grade
  1. Quintett G-Dur, op. 67 Nr. 1: Allegretto - Andante con moto - Minuetto - Allegretto moderato
  2. Quintett e-moll, op. 67 Nr. 2: Allegro vivo - Larghetto - Minuetto - Allegretto
  3. Quintett Es-Dur, op. 67 Nr. 3: Larghetto - Andante moderato - Minuetto - Allegretto
Pocket score


Neun Bläserquintette - Band III: Opus 68 Nr. 1-3 Opus 68
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(flute, oboe, clarinet in A and respectively in B flat, bassoon, horn in F respectively in E respectively in E flat)
Edition Peters, Nr. 9730c
Rating: mid-grade
  1. Quintett A-Dur, op. 68 Nr. 1: Allegro moderato - Larghetto - Minuetto - Polacca
  2. Quintett F-Dur, op. 68 Nr. 2: Allegro - Andante quasi Allegretto - Minuetto Allegretto
  3. Quintett d-moll, op. 68 Nr. 3: Andante sostenuto - Allegretto - Andante - Minuetto
Pocket score
The form is typical for a string quartet: four movements in sonata shape (fast - slowly - Menuett - fast). These are late compositions of the composer, whose music beside the quintets is mostly forgotten today.


Quartett op. 56 Nr. 2 (d-moll)
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(flute, violin, viola, cello)
Rating: mid-grade
  1. Allegretto
  2. Andantino
  3. Minuetto Allegretto
  4. Allegretto


Quartett op. 56, Nr. 3 (F-Dur)
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(flute, violin, viola, cello)
Zimmermann, ZM 2714
Rating: mid-grade
  1. Allegretto
  2. Andante
  3. Minuetto Allegretto
  4. Allegretto


Quintet op. 67, No. 2 (e-moll)
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Rating: difficult
  1. Allegro vivo
  2. Larghetto
  3. Minuetto
  4. Allegretto
Unfortunately without score


Quintet op. 68, Nr. 3 (d-moll)
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(flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, horn)
Rating: mid-grade
  1. Andante sostenuto
  2. Andante
  3. Menuetto - Allegretto
  4. Finale - Allegro assai
Only parts


Quintett op. 67, No. 3 (Es-Dur)
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(flute, oboe, clarinet in H flat, bassoon, horn in E flat)
Edition Kneusslin Basel, ekb 46
Rating: mid-grade
  1. Larghetto
  2. Andante moderato
  3. Minuetto Allegro
  4. Allegretto


Quintett op. 68, No. 1 (A-Dur)
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(flute, oboe, clarinet in A, bassoon, horn in E)
Edition Kneusslin Basel, No. 18
Rating: mid-grade
  1. Allegretto moderato
  2. Larghetto
  3. Menuetto - Allegretto
  4. Polacca
Only parts, no score.


Quintett op. 68, No. 2 (F-Dur)
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(flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, horn)
Rating: mid-grade
  1. Allegro
  2. Andante quasi Allegretto
  3. Menuetto - Allegretto
  4. Allegretto
Only parts, no score.
The first movement is not as brilliant as we know Danzi from other quintets.


Sonatine (D-Dur)
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(flute, piano)
Rating: mid-grade
  1. Larghetto - Allegretto
  2. Larghetto
  3. Polacca


Trio op. 71, Nr. 1 (Es-Dur)
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(flute, alto flute, bass flute)
Rating: mid-grade
  1. Larghetto
  2. Minuetto
Parts and score


Trio op. 71, Nr. 1 (G-Dur)
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(flute, violin, cello)
Rating: mid-grade
  1. Allegretto
  2. Larghetto
  3. Minuetto
  4. Polacca
Only parts, no score


CDs with/from Franz Danzi

Ma'alot Quintett
Franz Danzi - Bläserquintette op. 56 - 67 - 68 (1993)
    Quintett g-moll op. 56, Nr. 2:
  1. I. Allegro (05:29:00)
  2. II. Andante (04:16:00)
  3. III. Menuetto. Allegretto (02:22:00)
  4. IV. Allegretto (02:34:00)
  5. Quintett F-dur op. 68, Nr. 2:
  6. I. Allegro (08:11:00)
  7. II. Andante quasi Allegretto (04:29:00)
  8. III. Menuett. Allegretto (03:40:00)
  9. IV. Allegretto (05:37:00)
  10. Quintett d-moll op. 68, Nr. 3:
  11. I. andante sostenuto - Allegretto (05:53:00)
  12. II. Andante (03:55:00)
  13. III. Menuett. Allegretto (04:36:00)
  14. IV. Allegro assai (03:09:00)
  15. Quintett e-moll op. 67, Nr. 2:
  16. I. Allegro vivo (06:18:00)
  17. 2. Larghetto (03:31:00)
  18. III. Menuett. Allegretto (02:53:00)
  19. IV. Allegretto (03:22:00)
Das Reicha'sche Quintett
    Franz Danzi: Nr. 1 A-Dur:
  1. Allegro moderato (07:40:00)
  2. Larghetto (03:02:00)
  3. Minuetto (03:47:00)
  4. Polacca (04:09:00)
  5. Franz Danzi: Nr. 2 F-Dur:
  6. Allegro (08:57:00)
  7. Andante quasi Allegretto (04:36:00)
  8. Minuetto (Allegretto) (03:26:00)
  9. Allegretto (05:58:00)
  10. Franz Danzi: Nr. 3 d-moll:
  11. Andante sostenuto - Allegretto (06:25:00)
  12. Andante (04:25:00)
  13. Minuetto (Allegretto) (04:33:00)
  14. Allegro assai (03:39:00)
Jörg Faerber, James Galway, Sabine Meyer, Württembergisches Kammerorchester Heilbronn
James Galway plays Flute Concertos (CD 9/12) (2011)
Danzi: Concerto No. 2- Concertante for Flute & Clarinet
jpc
    Concerto for Flute & Orchestra No. 2 in D minor op. 31:
  1. Allegro (10:25:00)
  2. Larghetto non troppo (04:25:00)
  3. Polacca (05:23:00)
  4. Concertante for Flute, Clarinet & Orchestra in B-flat major op. 41:
  5. Allegro moderato (10:24:00)
  6. Larghetto (04:46:00)
  7. Polonaise. Allegretto (05:40:00)

Literature von/über Franz Danzi

Last edit 14.07.2018