Faculty of Performance, Visual Arts and Communications

School of Music

CHASE

Andreas Moser

b. Semlin, 29.11.1859 d. Berlin, 7.10.1925

Teacher: Joseph Joachim, at the Berlin Hochschule, from 1878.

Professional Appointments

  • Teacher, Berlin Hochschule, 1888.
  • Professor, Berlin Hochschule, 1900.

Moser suffered from a "nervous complaint of the arm" (E. van der Straeten), which prevented him from achieving a performing career, so he concentrated on teaching, becoming Joachim's principal assistant in Berlin, and collaborating with him in producing many publications, most notably the three-volume Violinschule of 1905. He also published a biography of Joachim, edited a collection of letters between Brahms and Joachim, and, after Joachim's death, produced "Methodik des Violinspiels" (Leipzig, 1920) and "Technik des Violinspiels" (Leipzig, 1925).

Editions

  • Bach: Concerto for 2 violins, BWV 1043 (Peters, 1884).
  • Beethoven: String Quartet Op 59 No 1 (with Joachim) (Peters, 1902).
  • Beethoven: String Quartets, Op 127, 130, 131, 132, 133, 135 (with Joachim and Hugo Dechert) (Peters, 1901).
  • Haydn: 30 String Quartets (with Hugo Dechert) (Peters, date unknown).
  • Mozart: 10 String Quartets, K. 387, 421, 428, 458, 464, 465, 499, 576, 589, 590, (with Hugo Becker) (Peters, 1882).
  • Schubert, String Quartets, D 804, 810, 887, 703 (with Hugo Becker) (Peters, date unknown).

  • In addition to these editions are the concertos and other solo works included in the Joachim/Moser Violinschule, published by Simrock in 1905. These include the Bach Concertos, BWV 1041 and 1043; the Beethoven Romances, Op 40 and 50; Brahms, Violin Concerto, Op 77; Händel, Sonata in A, HWV 361; Kreutzer, Violin Concerto No 19: Mozart, Violin Concertos, K 218 and 219; Rode, Violin Concertos Nos 10 and 11; Spohr, Violin Concerto No 8; Tartini, "Devil's Trill" Sonata; Viotti, Concerto No 22.

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