Biography of Franz Lachner (1803-1890)

Portrait of composer Franz Lachner
Anonymous drawing, provided by the Stadtmuseum München
02.04.1803
Born in Rain near Donauwörth
Organ and piano lessons from his father (as his two brothers)
Robert Schumann said he was the most talentet and knowledgeable of the composers in south Germany
1822
Organist in Munich
1823
Organist in Vienna
Soon acquaintance of Beethoven, he becomes "Schubertianer"
1827
Bandmaster at Kärntnertor-Theater. Composition of Quintet No. II
1834
Two years working on the reorganisation of the opera in Mannheim
1836
Call to Munic as conductor. Richard Wagner said, the royal orchestra was the masterly creation of Franz Lachner
1852
General director for music in Munich
1864
He retires after the appointment of Wagner and von Bülow
1868
Retirement from public music activities
20.01.1890
Dies in Munich being Dr. Phil. h. c. and honorary citizen of the town.

Sheet music for flute:

Elegie (C-Dur)
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(flute, organ)
Rating: mid-grade
  1. Andantino


Flötenkonzert (d-moll)
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(flute, piano orchestral excerpt)
Zimmermann, ZM 2188
Rating: mid-grade
  1. Allegro maestoso
Written around 1832.


Quintet No. II (Es-Dur)
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(flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, horn)
Musica Rara, MR 2120
Rating: mid-grade
  1. Allegro
  2. Andante con moto
  3. Menuetto. Allegro assai
  4. Allegretto
Only parts
The edition from a hard to read manuscript was done by Frans Vester


Literature von/über Franz Lachner

Last edit 15.07.2020