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Evelyn Faltis

Evelyn Faltis

Bohemian composer
Evelyn Faltis
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Intro Bohemian composer
Was Educator Musician Composer Music educator
From Czech Republic
Type Academia Music
Gender female
Birth 20 February 1887, Trutnov, Trutnov District, Hradec Králové Region, Czech Republic
Death 19 May 1937, Vienna, Austria (aged 50 years)
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Biography

Evelyn Faltis (20 February 1887 – 19 May 1937) was a Bohemian composer.

Life

Evelyn Faltis was born in Trautenau, Bohemia, in 1887, the second of three daughters of Carl Johann and Maria Anna Cecilia Magdalena Faltis (born Wiesenburg) who were Viennese bourgeoisie. She began her music studies at the Assomption convent in Paris and later studied at the Vienna Music Academy with Robert Fuchs and Eusebius Mandyczewski. She also studied at the Dresden Conservatory with Felix Draeseke and Eduard Reus, and in Munich with Sophie Menter.

After completing her studies she moved to Berlin, but settled in Vienna in 1933. She became the first woman coach at Bayreuth and worked as accompanist at the Nuremberg Stadttheater am Ring and the Darmstadt Hoftheater, and after 1924 at the Berlin Städtische Oper. She died in Vienna of pneumonia.

Works

Faltis composed for orchestra, chamber ensemble, instruments and chorus. Selected works include:

  • Hamlet symphonic poem
  • Phantastische Sinfonie, Op 2a
  • Piano Concerto, Op 3
  • Andante and Slavonic Dance, Op 5
  • Two hymns
  • Sonata in B minor for piano (no op, about 1909)
  • Piano Trio in D minor, Opus 1
  • Fantastic symphony for orchestra, Op 2
  • Piano Trio in G minor, Op 4
  • Adagio for Violin and Piano, Opus 5
  • Sonata for Violin and Piano in D minor, Op 6
  • Three songs for voice and piano, Op 7 (1921)
    • 1. Dreams - 2 Litany - 3 Nepomuk.
  • Seven Songs for Voice and Piano, Op 8 (1921)
    • 1. Folksong - 2 Golka - 3 Days of Roses, wonderful rich - 4 Song of the dancer - 5 Love song - 6 Vigil - 7 Fog
  • Invocation: "Which way should I proceed for eight-part mixed chorus a capella, Text: H. Ossenbach, op 9 (1929)
  • Six Songs for Voice and Piano, Op 10 (1921)
    • 1. Why - Come home, I can not expect's - 3 Hymn - 4th Libuse - 5 The Baffled - 6 The even.
  • Two sacred songs, Op 11
  • Fantasy and Double Fugue with "Dies Irae" for organ, Op 12 (1922)
  • Six Gypsy Songs, op 12a (1921)
    • 1. Order - 2 The lovers - 3 Farewell - 4 Kolednika - 5 Bride Garden - 6 The Abandoned.
  • String Quartet, Op 13a
  • Mass with organ, Op 13b
  • Two songs for voice and piano, Op 14 (1931)
    • 1. Dream - 2 The cherry tree.
  • String Quartet, Op 15
  • Tracks distant memory for voice and piano, op post (1939)
    • 1. Obscurity - 2 Show me your true image - 3 Say - 4 Homecoming
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