Joachim Andersen

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10 Morceaux, Op.6218 Etudes for Flute, Op.412 Pieces for Flute and Piano, Op.282 Pieces for Flute and Piano, Op.532 Salon Pieces for Flute and Piano, Op.624 Etudes for Flute, Op.1524 Etudes for Flute, Op.2124 Etudes for Flute, Op.3024 Etudes for Flute, Op.3324 Technical Etudes for Flute, Op.6326 Little Caprices, Op.373 Pieces for Flute and Piano, Op.574 Salon Pieces for Flute and Piano, Op.515 leichtere Stücke, Op.566 Fantaisies nationales, Op.596 Salon Pieces, Op.246 Schwedische Polska-Lieder, Op.507 Salon Pieces for Flute and Piano, Op.528 Performance Pieces for Flute and Piano, Op.55


Album-Blatt, Op.19Allegro militaire, Op.48Au Bord de la Mer, Op.9


Ballade et danse des sylphes, Op.5


Concert Piece for Flute and Orchestra, Op.3


Fantaisie caractéristique, Op.16


Impromptu No.1, Op.7Impromptu No.2, Op.54Introduction et Caprice, Op.58


Kong Christian X Honnørmarsch


La Resignation et Polonaise, Op.22L'Hirondelle, Op.44


Morceau de Concert No.2, Op.61Moto Perpetuo, Op.8


Opera Transcriptions, Op.45


På HurtigpressePirun Polska, Op.49


School of Virtuosity for Flute, Op.60Slaraffia Polka-MazurkaSolovortrag für junge Flötenspieler, Op.47Sølvmyrter Vals for Piano


Tarantella, Op.10


Ungarische Fantasie, Op.2


Variations Drôlatiques, Op.26Variations Elegiaques, Op.27


Wiedersehen, Op.46Wien Neerlands Bloed, Op.35
Carl Joachim Andersen (April 29, 1847 – May 7, 1909) was a Danish flutist, conductor and composer born in Copenhagen, son of the flutist Christian Joachim Andersen. Both as a virtuoso and as composer of flute music, he is considered one of the best of his time. He was considered to be a tough leader and teacher and demanded as such a lot from his orchestras but through that style he reached a high level.
As well as his little brother, Viggo was taught by his father and already as a child he performed with success at a Danish theater called Casino accompanied by the little harpist Frantz Pønitz. From when he was 13 years old to the year of 1868 he was first flutist in a musical orchestra in Copenhagen conducted by Niels Gade.
In 1869 he became employed by the Royal Danish Orchestra as a flutist but resigned after a year of leave in 1878. He was longing for larger challenges and went abroad. First stop was Saint Petersburg (1878–1880) where he was engaged by St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra. Afterwards in 1881 he went to Berlin where he was engaged in Bilse's Band as a solo flutist as well as he was in the Royal German Opera.
In 1882 he was a co-founder of the Berlin Philharmonic, which he and 53 other musicians formed out of the former Bilse's Band. Along with his job as a solo flutist, he took over more and more conductor's assignments and conducted over 8 summers one of the orchestra's two daily concerts in Scheveningen.
In 1893 Andersen was forced to resign his job because of a paralysis in his tongue and travelled then back to Copenhagen where he was employed as a composer. Among other pieces he was the composer of concerts in Tivoli Gardens. In 1897 he founded an orchestra school and was, until his death, leader and professor in conducting at the school. In 1905 he was knighted by king "Christian IX of Denmark" to the "Order of the Dannebrog ".
His compositions are almost exclusively for the flute. His 8 volumes of etudes for flutists of the highest level are considered his largest success. They are still used all over the world when one wants to be a top professional.
His complete works consist of 63 opuses which are mainly for the flute including solo pieces and piano accompanied pieces. The Christian X's Honour March that was composed to the then crown prince reached popularity.
The following list is incomplete.
the mp3 file "étude for solo flute by scott goff" is op.15 n.3 of the composer joachim andersen (the piece is this [1])