Biography of Joseph Bohuslav Foerster (1859-1951)

30.12.1859
Born in Prague
Education as organ player, school teacher and composer
Marriage with an opera singer leads to a friendship with Gustav Mahler
Giving lessons in Hamburg, Vienna and Prague
1922
Director of Prague conservatory
Longtime president of Czech Academy of sciences
29.05.1951
Dies in Novy Vestec

Sheet music for flute:

Quintett op. 95
CD-Aufnahmen bei jpc.deMP3-Download bei amazon.de
(flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, horn)
Rating: mid-grade
  1. Allegro moderato
  2. Andante sostenuto
  3. Allegro scherzando (due battute)
  4. Moderato e tranquillo
An authorized copy from Bärenreiter Prague. Also available on IMSLP lately.
One of my favorite woodwind quintets. Five winds make a typically Bohemian nearly symphonic sound. Terrific and difficult.


Last edit 04.11.2010