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Re: Adolf Reichel
« Reply #45 on: Sunday 10 September 2017, 23:41 »
I just noticed that Reichel's birth date is given as 1820 on IMSLP.  Are we certain enough about 1816 to go and correct this?

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Re: Adolf Reichel
« Reply #46 on: Monday 11 September 2017, 07:59 »
Yes.

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Re: Adolf Reichel
« Reply #47 on: Monday 11 September 2017, 08:25 »
1816 is sure. I copied Reichel's entry in the civil register of his community.

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Re: Adolf Reichel
« Reply #48 on: Monday 11 September 2017, 12:18 »
Eric: can you change the details at IMSLP, please? His dates should read: 30 August 1816 - 5 March 1896.

Thanks!

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« Reply #49 on: Monday 11 September 2017, 15:49 »
Done.
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Re: Adolf Reichel
« Reply #50 on: Monday 11 September 2017, 16:57 »
Incidentally, we heard a wonderful performance of Adolf Reichel's Sonata in D major, Op.33, for violoncello and piano yesterday in Basle, Switzerland, by Matthieu Gutbub ('cello) and Jean-Jacques Dünki (piano), in a "period" rendition (played from Reichel's autograph on a classical 'cello without endpin, with very sparse vibrato, and a gorgeous Blüthner grand piano of 1859). The piece was composed in Bern in 1867 (the year when Reichel moved there from Dresden) and dedicated to the legendary cellist Friedrich Grützmacher who was active in Dresden at the same time as Reichel and had presumably been teaching Reichel's son Alexander, 14 years old at that time and later a prominent left-wing politician and judge in the Swiss Federal Supreme Court, playing chamber music (and drinking) with painter Paul Klee in his spare time. This sonata is a first-rate composition, exciting and dramatic, and we are confident now that Adolf Reichel wil be "sung" more often soon. The performance was recorded, and we hope we'll be allowed to post it.

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Re: Adolf Reichel
« Reply #51 on: Monday 11 September 2017, 17:07 »
Thank you, Eric.

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« Reply #52 on: Monday 11 September 2017, 17:09 »
We definitely look forward to hearing the Cello Sonata here, Florestano!

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Re: Adolf Reichel
« Reply #53 on: Monday 11 September 2017, 21:38 »
Yes, that's an exciting prospect.