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Quartet in G major for Flute and String Trio, Op84

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From the Publisher

The 19th century must have been richly, even profusely, blessed 
with most talented composers whose qualities were forgotten in 
later generations. How much so can be gathered by the fact that 
one can very well find scores with wonderful music but nowhere 
any article about its authors. It must be admitted, however, that it 
was very difficult to step out of the shadow of the two towering 
dominators Richard Wagner and Johannes Brahms. In the 
surroundings of the latter Ferdinand Heinrich Thieriot can be 
found. He was born on the 7th of April 1838 in Hamburg. 
Although his family was rather on the commercial line (his father 
being a insurance agent, his uncle a silk merchant in Leipzig), 
Thieriot still had the opportunity to study composition with Eduard 
Marxsen in Altona, just like his friend Brahms. After that he 
perfectioned his cello-playing in Vienna and Dresden, his 
craftsmanship in composing with Joseph Gabriel Rheinberger 
in Munich. 

First employments as Kapellmeister followed: in Ansbach (1867) 
and Glogau (1868-70), until he was appointed artistic director 
resp. music director of the Steiermärkische Musikverein Graz. 
Among his duties there were not only the planning, rehearsing 
and conducting of the symphonic and chamber music concerts, 
but also teaching at the school of music. From 1895 Thieriot 
lived in Leipzig as a composer and conductor. In 1902 he 
moved back to his native town where he died on 4th of August 
1919 in Hamburg-Uhlenhorst. 

Thieriot had, along with a great gift for melody, the talent to 
amalgamate various technical and stylistic trends - reaching 
from Mendelssohn and Spohr to Brahms - and to form them 
into his own , personal style, which excels to an unusual 
degree by simple, natural invention, by amiably gracious feeling 
and particularly by an unrivalled clarity of interpretation and form. 
His Oeuvre comprises in almost 100 printed works all genres . 
The Quartet for Flute and String Trio op. 84 were published in 
1905 in Leipzig and belongs to the most beautiful works of the 
romantic epoch for this instrumentation.

Difficulty guide: 8
Difficulty level, roughly compared to ABRSM exam grades. 0 is beginner, 9 is advanced (beyond grade 8).

Item Details


  • Part 1: Flute
  • Part 2: Violin
  • Part 3: Viola
  • Part 4: Cello
Category: Music for Flute, Viola and Cello
Publisher: Accolade
Publisher's reference: ACC1729
Our Stock Code: 1416077
Media Type: Paperback - Score and parts (16 pages [score])