Robert Fuchs

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2 String Trios, Op.61Serenade No.1, Op.9Double Bass Sonata, Op.973 Pieces for Double Bass and Piano, Op.96Serenade No.3, Op.217 Phantasiestücke, Op.57Serenade No.2, Op.14Piano Trio No.3, Op.115Viola Sonata, Op.86Cello Sonata No.1, Op.29Piano Quartet No.1, Op.1512 Waltzes for Violin and Piano, Op.92Andante grazioso and Capriccio, Op.63Jugendalbum, Op.47Sehr leichte Stücke, Op.28Serenade No.4, Op.51Piano Trio No.1, Op.22Symphony No.3, Op.79Jugendklänge, Op.32Wiener Walzer, Op.4220 Violin Duos, Op.557 Phantasiestücke for Cello and Piano, Op.78Piano Quartet No.2, Op.75Cello Sonata No.2, Op.837 Intermezzi, Op.82Violin Sonata No.6, Op.103Piano Sonata No.1, Op.19Piano Trio No.2, Op.72Violin Sonata No.1, Op.20O freudenreicher TagPrelude and Fugue for Organ in D-flat major5 Pieces for Piano 4-hands, Op.4Sommermärchen, Op.3911 Capriccietti, Op.12Ländliche Szenen, Op.8Waltzes, Op.110Traumbilder, Op.48Improvisations, Op.11Piano Sonata No.3, Op.109Phantasie, Op.85Symphony No.1, Op.37Piano Sonata No.2, Op.88String Quartet No.1, Op.58Neue Improvisationen, Op.30Waltzes, Op.2512 Etudes, Op.316 Pieces for Piano 4-hands, Op.7Tautropfen, Op.112Des Meeres und der Liebe Wellen Overture, Op.594 Klavierstücke, Op.111Amoretten, Op.54Phantasiestücke, Op.105Serenade No.5, Op.53An die Zither an meiner Wohnungstüre, Op.98Violin Sonata No.5, Op.95Violin Sonata No.3, Op.68Violin Sonata No.4, Op.77Variations for OrganViolin Sonata No.2, Op.334 Lieder, Op.5610 Fugues, Op.7612 Duets for Violin and Viola, Op.605 Fugen für das Pianoforte6 Klavierstücke, Op.1147 Intermezzi, Op.1137 Phantasiestücke, Op.104Clarinet Quintet, Op.102Piano Concerto, Op.27String Quartet No.2, Op.62String Quartet No.3, Op.71String Quartet No.4, Op.106String Trio, Op.946 Phantasiestücke, Op.117
Robert Fuchs (15 February 1847 – 19 February 1927) was an Austrian composer and music teacher. As Professor of music theory at the Vienna Conservatory, Fuchs taught many notable composers, while he was himself a highly regarded composer in his lifetime.
He was born in Frauental, Austria in 1847. He studied at the Vienna Conservatory with Felix Otto Dessoff and Joseph Hellmesberger among others. He eventually secured a teaching position there and was appointed Professor of music theory in 1875. He retained the position until 1912. He died in Vienna in 1927.
He was the youngest brother of Johann Nepomuk Fuchs, who was also a composer and an opera conductor.
Robert Fuchs taught many notable composers, See: List of music students by teacher: C to F#Robert Fuchs.
"Unfailingly tuneful and enjoyable, Robert Fuchs’s piano trios are an easily accessible way to get to know a composer whom Brahms greatly admired," noted the magazine Gramophone. "In his time Fuchs was very highly regarded, with one critic famously pointing to Fuchsisms in Mahler’s Second Symphony."
The reason his compositions did not become better known was largely that he did little to promote them, living a quiet life in Vienna and refusing to arrange concerts, even when the opportunities arose. He certainly had his admirers, among them Brahms, who almost never praised the works of other composers. But with regard to Fuchs, Brahms wrote, “Fuchs is a splendid musician, everything is so fine and so skillful, so charmingly invented, that one is always pleased.” Famous contemporary conductors, including Arthur Nikisch, Felix Weingartner and Hans Richter, championed his works when they had the opportunity but with few exceptions, it was his chamber music which was considered his finest work.
In his lifetime, his best known works were his five serenades; their popularity was so great that Fuchs acquired the nickname "Serenaden-Fuchs" (roughly, "Serenader Fox"). The serenades have been recorded by the Cologne Chamber Orchestra under Christian Ludwig for Naxos.
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