Carl Reinecke

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... read moreGerman Romantic composer Carl Reinecke (1824-1910) was musically conservative, but admired nonetheless by Mendelssohn, the Schumanns, and Liszt for his piano skills and great affinity for teaching. His students at the Leipzig Conservatory were given a thorough musical education, and he raised the...

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Carl Reinecke
Flute Sonata, Op. 167, "Undine": Iii. Andante Traquillo
Carl Reinecke
Flute Sonata, Op. 167, "Undine": I. Allegro
Carl Reinecke
Flute Sonata, Op. 167, "Undine": Iv. Finale: Allegro Molto Agitato Ed Appassionato, Quasi Presto
Carl Reinecke
Flute Sonata, Op. 167, "Undine": Ii. Intermezzo: Allegretto Vivace
Carl Reinecke
Sonata "Undine," Op.167 For Flute And Piano - 1882: Ii. Intermezzo


Country Of origin: Germany

Among his many exhibited and demonstrated talents, Reinecke was a conductor, composer, pianist, painter and poet. He studied music with his father. In 1846 he became the court pianist at Copenhagen where he accompanied the violinist Ernst and performed solo piano concerts as well. Reinecke left for Leipzig where he was well received by Mendelssohn, Schumann and Liszt. For the next few years, he taught counterpoint at the Conservatory founded by Hiller at Cologne. At the end of the decade, however, he was back in Leipzig where he taught at the Conservatory from 1860 until 1897 when he became its director. Students at the Conservatory whom Reinecke taught included Grieg, Riemann, Svendsen, and Weingartner. Seemingly this was his calling for he was not only excellent at it but was stern enough to discover discipline in his students and sympathetic enough to elicit their talent. Although Reinecke was musically conservative, fostering Classical ideals in music, he was both productive and inspirational to the arts in music. His many compositions included numerous piano pieces in diverse forms exhibiting charming melodies. He also wrote piano sonatinas, music for the flute and music for the harp, and piano concertos. ~ Keith Johnson~ Rovi