Faculty of Performance, Visual Arts and Communications

School of Music

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Henri Marteau

b. Reims, 31.3.1874 d. Lichtenberg, 3.10.1934

Teachers: Camillo Sivori, Hubert Léonard, Jules Garcin

Associates: Raoul Pugno, Reger (Marteau promoted Reger's music, and was the dedicatee of Reger's concerto op. 101), Stenhammar.

Professional appointments:

  • 1900 Violin teacher at Geneva Consevatory,
  • 1908-1914 Violin Professor at Berlin Hochschule (in succession to Joachim, though Flesch claims he succeeded Wirth [Memoirs, p. 89])
  • 1915-1920 Second Conductor of the Göteborg Orchestra
  • 1920-1926 Teacher at Prague German Academy of Music and Drama
  • 1926-8 Teacher in Leipzig and Dresden.

Pupils: Florizel van Reuter, L. V. Laar, Robert Pollak. (Flesch severely criticised Marteau as a teacher: 'In this capacity he was untalented and negligent, unable to combine technical instruction with musical and psychological influence.[...] Almost without exceptions, his pupils got stuck at the stage of average mediocrity'. Flesch, Memoirs (London, 1957), p. 92)

String Quartet in Geneva with E. Reymond, W. Pahnke, A. Rehberg.

Editions

  • Arensky: Piano Trio (Elite 248, 1927).
  • Bach: Sonatas and Partitas, BWV1001-6 (Steingräber, 1922).
  • Beethoven: Romances, Op 40 and 50 (Steingräber, c. 1925).
  • Beethoven: Violin Concerto, Op 61 (Steingräber, 1909).
  • Berwald: Violin Concerto, Op 2 (J.H. Zimmermann, 1911).
  • Corelli: La Follia, Op 5, No 12, arr. H. Léonard (Schott, date unknown).
  • Gaviniés: Violin solo (études?) (Steingräber, date unknown).
  • Kreutzer: 40 Etuden, with second violin part by Hubert Léonard (Steingräber, 1909).
  • Marteau: Cello Concerto (Simrock, date unknown).
  • Marteau: Clarinet Quintet, Op 13 (Modern edition - Amadeus, 2006).
  • Marteau: String Quartet, Op 5 (Suddeutscher Musikverlag, date unknown).
  • Marteau: String Quartet, Op 9 (Simrock, 1905).
  • Marteau: String Quartet, Op 17 (Steingräber, 1921).
  • Marteau: String Trio, Op 12 (Simrock, 1907).
  • Mozart: Violin Concertos, K216, 218, 219 (Peters, respectively date unknown, 1919, and 1937).
  • Mozart: Rondo, K373 (Suddeutsher Musikverlag, date unknown).
  • Schubert: Rondo for violin and strings, D438 (Suddeutscher Musikverlag, date unknown).
  • Vieuxtemps: Fantasie-Caprice, Op 11 (Steingräber, 1912).
  • Wieniawski: Légende, Op 17 (Peters, c. 1910).
  • Wieniawski: Violin Concerto No 2, Op 22 (Peters, date unknown).
  • Wieniawski: Scherzo-Tarantelle, Op 16 (Peters, date unknown).
  • Wieniawski: Two Mazurkas, Op 19 Peters, date unknown).

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