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Editor: Friedrich Grützmacher

Friedrich W. L. GRÜTZMACHER b. Dessau, 1st March 1832; d. Dresden, 23rd February 1903. 

Teachers: - 

  • His father (member court orchestra in Dessau) - ???Frédéric Grützmacher, pianist, d. 1862??? Revue et gazette musicale de Paris, 29 (1862), pp. 98-100 
  • Carl Drechsler (1800-1873; a pupil of Dotzauer – Drechsler was also member Dessau court orchestra) 

Associates

  • Ferdinand David (Leipzig) 
  • Felix Mendelssohn (with whom he visited Clara Schumann on her birthday in 1843, aged 11) 
  • Robert and Clara Schumann 
  • Bernhard Cossmann (Leipzig) 
  • Joseph Joachim (Leipzig) 
  • Julius Rietz (Leipzig and Dresden) 
  • Carl Davidoff 
  • Leopold Auer 
  • August Wilhelmj 

Professional appointments

  • Member, Leipzig Gewandhaus and Euterpe (choral society) orchestras, 1848 
  • Principal cello, Leipzig Gewandhaus, 1850-1860 
  • Professor, Leipzig Conservatoire, 185?-1860 
  • Principal cello, Dresden Hofkapelle, 1860-1877; also ‘Kammermusikus’ in Meinigen 1870, and described as ‘of Meiningen’ in 1872 
  • Professor, Dresden Conservatoire, 1866-1903 

Chamber ensembles: - 

  • Gewandhaus Quartet with David 
  • Misc. quartets with Auer, Wilhelmj 
  • Chamber music with Carl Reinecke 

Selected pupils:

  • Leopold Grützmacher (1835-1900, his younger brother, who also studied with Drechsler and also played in the Gewandhaus) 
  • Emil Hegar 
  • Wilhelm Fitzenhagen 
  • Josef Werner 
  • Johannes Klingenberg 
  • Oskar Brückner 
  • Dinan Alexanian 

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Editions

Title Composer Work Publisher Publication No. Date
2te grosse Sonate für Violine und Pianoforte (arr vc) Schumann, Robert Violin Sonata in D minor (arr. cello) Breitkopf & Härtel 1874 View
Cello Concert E moll Duport, Jean Louis Cello Concerto in E minor Breitkopf & Härtel 1898 View
Cello Concerto in A minor Bach, Carl Philip Emmanuel Cello Concerto in A minor Breitkopf und Härtel 1897 View
Cello Concerto no. 1 in A minor Auber, Daniel-Francois-Esprit Cello Concerto No. 1 in A minor Breitkopf und Härtel 1902 View
Cello Sonata Hummel, Johann Nepomuk Sonate für Violoncell und Pianoforte Peters (originally G. Heinze) 1872 View
Compositionen fur Violoncell und Pianoforte Mendelssohn Bartholdy, Felix Cello Sonata no. 2 in D major Peters 1878 View
Concert no. 10 Romberg, Bernhard Concerto no. 10 Peters 1884 View
Concert no. 9 Romberg, Bernhard Concerto no. 9 Peters 1883 View
Concerto Molique, Bernhard Cello Concerto Breitkopf & Härtel VA1800 1900 View
Konzert Schumann, Robert Cello Concerto Peters 1887 View
Polonaise Brillante Chopin, Frédéric Polonaise Brillante Peters 1904 View
Romanze Beethoven, Ludwig van Romance in F major Breitkopf & Härtel EB 1232 1875 View
Romanze Beethoven, Ludwig van Romance in G major Breitkopf & Härtel EB1232 1875 View
Sechs Suiten oder Sonaten Bach, Johann Sebastian Suites for Solo Cello Peters 1867 View
Serenade Haydn, Franz Joseph Serenade Kahnt 1868 View
Six Sonates ou Suites Bach, Johann Sebastian Suites for Solo Cello Peters 1866 View
Sonata Beethoven, Ludwig van Horn Sonata, arr. Cello Breitkopf & Härtel 1867 View
Sonata Bach, Carl Philip Emmanuel Viola da Gamba Sonata in G minor Peters 1881 View
Sonata 5 Boccherini, Luigi Cello Sonata in C minor Senff 896 1877 View
Sonata I Boccherini, Luigi Cello Sonata in A major Senff 1870 View
Sonata II Boccherini, Luigi Sonata in C major Senff 1870 View
Sonata No. 4 Boccherini, Luigi Sonata in E flat major Senff 1870 View
Sonata VI Boccherini, Luigi Cello Sonata in A major Senff 1881 View
Sonate Mendelssohn Bartholdy, Felix Cello Sonata no. 1 in B flat major Peters 1878 View
Sonate Boccherini, Luigi Cello Sonata in G major Senff 1872 View
Sonate Mozart, Franz Xaver Wolfgang Cello Sonata Breitkopf und Härtel Vcll.Bibl.23837 1905 View
Sonate für Pianoforte und Violoncello Chopin, Frédéric Cello Sonata Peters 1904 View
Sonate für viola da gamba Handel, Georg Frederic Viola da gamba sonata (arr. cello) Senff 1876 View
Sonaten für Pianoforte und Violine (arr. cello) Beethoven, Ludwig van Violin Sonatas (complete editions) Breitkopf und Härtel 1874 View
Sonates Beethoven, Ludwig van Cello Sonatas (complete editions) Peters 1868 View
Trois Sonates pour Piano et Viola da Gamba ou Violoncelle Bach, Johann Sebastian Viola da Gamba Sonatas Peters Edition Peters No 239 1866 View
Violin Sonaten für Pianoforte und Violoncell Haydn, Franz Joseph Violin Sonatas Breitkopf & Härtel VA 482 1877 View

Die hohe Schule des Violoncellspiels

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Title Opus No.
Cello Concerto in E minor View Work
Cello Concerto in A minor View Work
Cello Concerto No. 1 in A minor View Work