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Brass Quintet No.1, Op.5 (Ewald, Victor)

Sokolov, a teacher at the St. Petersburg Quartet Society in March, Several other works followed, a Romance, Opus 2, and Deux morceaux, Opus 3, for cello and pianoand a string quintet, Opus 4 Ewald’s Brass Quintets No.

His next published work, the Brass Quintet No. The sessions started before dinner and always continued until well into the night, never ending before 3 in the morning.

The apparent confusion between the numbering and approximate date of composition of the quintets arises from another long-held misconception, also corrected by the studies of Mr. This group, whilst all being amateur in the strict sense of the word, made, with the influence of a shared interest in indigenous folksong, a significant contribution to the development of a distinctive Russian national musical style which, for the majority of the 19th century had been almost entirely submerged by the Germanic tradition in both teaching and practice.

Photographic evidence from about shows that Ewald himself played in a brass quintet. More important for Victor Ewald were the Friday evening string quartet sessions held in Belaiev’s house, the publisher himself playing the viola, Ewald the cello. Among these were Borodin, Glazunov, Sokolov, and others.

He was born in Saint Petersburg and died in Leningrad. For some time it was considered that Quintet no. A further nine years of investigation was necessary to authenticate the manuscripts, before the pieces were given their first modern performance during the season in a series of concerts by the American Brass Quintet at Carnegie Hall.

Alto Horn in E flat; Horn in F. Founded in by Anton Rubenstein, this institution was the first of its kind in Russia and it was here that Ewald received lessons in cornet, piano, horn, cello, harmony and composition. Recently, Canadian Brass published critical editions all of the Victor Ewald quintets edited by Tony Rickard, taking into account, and benefiting from, all recent scholarship surrounding these works. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.


For that reason Ewald soon became and was to remain throughout his life one of the most active and versatile members of a remarkable circle of dilettante musicians. And of course one cannot reject the theory that it was simple pragmatism of utilizing insurments and performers close at hand.

Petersburg Conservatory, was one of Ewald’s composition teachers. VAT in the EU. It is seen to consist of two piston-valved cornetsrather than the modern choice of trumpets ; a rotary-valved alto hornrather than the French horn ; a rotary-valved tenor hornrather than the trombone ; and a rotary-valved tuba played by Ewald himself.

Rimsky-Korsakov also reports that by then, the Friday evening quartet sessions had begun to suffer a certain stagnation. The original instrumentation of Ewald’s three brass quintets is: The edition therefore follows the instrumentation conventions of the modern brass quintet, in that it is scored for two trumpets in B flatFrench horn in Ftrombone and tuba.

However, the popularity of his quintets has in no way diminished because of this. The Canadian Brass editions do not set out to provide an Urtext, but rather to give performers a consistent and practical set of material for concert use.

They are in no way included as a definitive statement, but rather in the hope that they may be of assistance to musicians discovering these pieces for the first time.

EWALD Brass Quintet No. 1 opus 5 – McNaughtan Publishing

He also collected and published Russian folk songs. An obituary signed by his fellow professors of the I. Certainly this suggestion is one that might find favour with modern-day trombonists required to rise to the challenge of what can only be described as, at times, unidiomatic writing. In that ewxld, which was also the year in which he was appointed professor, he apparently ceased composing for a time.

Petersburg, and was also the cellist with the Beliaeff Quartet for sixteen years.

There is no documented evidence of exactly for whom Ewald composed his quintets, or the exact instruments on which he envisaged them being eawld. This page was last brasa on 16 Julyrwald Views Read Edit View history. Its allencompassing repertoire included all the quartets of Haydn, Mozart, and Beethoven, as well as newer works.

Ewald duly reworked the piece for string quartet and it was in this form that it was published as his Op. In the present edition, the score is written in concert pitch, and there are several alternatives in the set of parts, to facilitate performance either on the original instruments, the instruments of the modem brass quintet, or whatever.


In addition, we can infer that Ewald must have received much of his undisputed craftsmanship and sense of form from the training, formal or informal, in the Belaiev circle. Petersburg in the late 19th century, introducing much of the standard quartet literature to Russian concertgoers.

Tenor Horn in B flat; Trombone.

According to the testimony of Rimsky-Korsakov, himself a frequent visitor, the Friday evening sessions had started some time beforewith the number of visitors increasing during the winter of Retrieved from ” https: Cornet Trumpet in B flat.

Of these instruments, it is the quuntet and tenor horns that are most strikingly different from their modern quintet counterparts.

Due to the aforementioned taxing nature of the piece, an alternative E flat part is provided for the 1st trumpet in Op. This was the most influential ensemble in St. Russian composers Male composers births deaths People from Saint Petersburg. For many years it was wrongly thought that Ewald was the composer of only one quintet, his Op. By using this site, you agree to the Quinett of Use and Privacy Policy.

Ewald was a professor of Civil Engineering in St. It was published by Belaiev in Brass players however are indebted to him for something very different — a series of quintets which have become a staple of the repertoire and which represent almost the only, and certainly the most extended examples of original literature in the Romantic style. Both Bellon and Ewald wrote music that displayed the increased virtuosity and homogeneity possible as a result of developments in brass instrument design and manufacture in the second half of the 19th century.

In he did write one piece, the eighth variation Andante cantabile of a collective work, Variations sur une theme populaire russe for string quartet, one of the other composers being Scriabin.