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Mark Thomas

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Re: Family related composers of the Classical and Romantic eras
« Reply #30 on: Friday 04 August 2017, 21:57 »
Steve, you missed out the  ;):)

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« Reply #31 on: Saturday 05 August 2017, 19:03 »
If I start using Emojis I'll get into even bigger trouble! Seriously, I'm sorry to cause Giles or anyone else offence but sometimes a bit of controversy does us all good.

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« Reply #32 on: Saturday 12 August 2017, 23:29 »
Some more examples:

Bach: although Johann Sebastian maybe does not count as classical, surely his sons do.

An artist named Heinrich Winter (1788-1825) published a series of lithographs of famous composers (Portraite der berühmtesten Compositeurs der Tonkunst) that included Maximilian III Joseph, Kurfürst von Bayern (1727-1777) and his sister Maria Antonia Walburga, Kurfürstin von Sachsen (1724-1780).

Berkeley: Sir Lennox Berkeley and his son Michael, Lord Berkeley of Knighton, are probably too modern for this list.

Cannabich: Christian and his son Carl.

Habsburg and Habsburg-Lorraine: several members of this dynasty were apparently composers. Archduke Rudolf, the friend of Beethoven, is now solely remembered for his Diabelli variation. Emperors Ferdinand III, Leopold I, and Josef I, seem to have written music, but, judging from their dates, it would be baroque.

Moritz, Landgraf von Hessen-Kassell, and Ernst Ludwig, Landgraf von Hessen-Darmstadt, wrote baroque music. Alexander Friedrich, Landgraf von Hessen (1863-1945), who was born blind, was also a composer, but wrote romantic chamber music.

Siegfried and Rued Langgaard.

Otto Mahler was described by his brother Gustav as the more gifted, but killed himself aged 21.

Maria Anna Mozart wrote music that was praised by her brother Wolfgang, but it has not survived.

Josef Pembaur, Senior and Junior.

King Friedrich II of Prussia played the flute and was also a composer in the baroque style, as were his sisters Amalie and Wilhelmine. The dynasty also produced two princes name Louis Ferdinand who were both composers. The first, born 1772, was a nephew of King Friedrich II, and wrote classical chamber music, but he was also a general, and was killed in 1806. The second, born 1907, died 1994, was a grandson of Wilhelm II, and seems to have written for brass band, as an LP of his compositions was recorded by Polizeiorchester Potsdam.

Rubinstein, Anton and Nikolay.

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Re: Family related composers of the Classical and Romantic eras
« Reply #33 on: Sunday 13 August 2017, 04:54 »
Reg. the Rubinsteins - did Nikolay write any substantial compositions - eg. Sonatas, Quartets, Symphony, Concerto, etc?

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« Reply #34 on: Sunday 13 August 2017, 16:08 »
Don't know offhand though quite a few composers seem to have never done so despite a prolific output (or if so, left them in manuscript/lost with at best mentions of performances to go by; just e.g. Friedrich Baumfelder - rather prolific composer of relative more or less trifles who did, it seems, leave also a fair number of - unpublished? - sonatas, symphonies, piano trios according to notes of concerts, but one can't seem to find them. Or perhaps if they were published they might have been, conjecturally, destroyed in the wars, as may have been any manuscripts.)
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« Reply #35 on: Sunday 13 August 2017, 16:53 »
IMSLP has a Tarantelle Op 14 and a Valse Op 16.  The former is for piano 4 hands. Various UK libraries have a handful of other piano pieces. Nothing of any substance. But I haven't done a very thorough search yet.

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« Reply #36 on: Sunday 13 August 2017, 22:52 »
According to The Jewish Encyclopedia (1906),

"Among the more important of Rubinstein's compositions were: mazurkas 1 and 2 (op. 11); bolero (op. 13); tarantelle (op. 14); and polonaise, "Scène de Bal" (op. 17)."
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