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Friedrich Seitz

Friedrich Seitz

German composer
Friedrich Seitz
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Intro German composer
A.K.A. Friedrich Seitz
Was Musician Composer Concertmaster Violinist
From Germany
Type Music
Gender male
Birth 12 June 1848, Germany
Death 22 May 1918, Dessau, Germany (aged 69 years)
Star sign GeminiGemini
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Friedrich Seitz (12 June 1848, Günthersleben-Wechmar, Saxe-Coburg and Gotha – 22 May 1918) was a German Romantic Era composer. He was a violinist who served as a concertmaster, who wrote chamber music and eight student concertos for the violin.


Seitz studied violin first under Karl Wilhelm Uhlrich in Sondershausen, Germany; he later married Uhlrich's daughter. He became a student of Johann Christoph Lauterbach in 1874. He became music director at Sondershausen, and thereafter became concertmaster at Magdeburg. In 1884 he was the "Hofkonzertmeister" (conductor of the court orchestra) at Dessau.

Movements from Seitz' student concerti (No. 2 and No. 5) have become more widely known by virtue of their inclusion in the Suzuki violin method instructional material.

Selected compositions

  • Schüler-Konzert Nr. 1 (Pupil's Concerto No. 1) in D major for violin and piano, Op. 7
  • Schüler-Konzert Nr. 2 (Pupil's Concerto No. 2) in G major for violin and piano, Op. 13
  • Schüler-Konzert Nr. 3 (Pupil's Concerto No. 3) in G minor for violin and piano, Op. 12
  • Schüler-Konzert Nr. 4 (Pupil's Concerto No. 4) in D major for violin and piano, Op. 15
  • Sechs leichte Vortragsstücke in Form einer Suite f. V. od. Vcello (1. Lage) m. Pfte. Magdeburg, Rathke. 1896.
  1. Frohe Wanderschaft (A Pleasant Walk)
  2. In der Waldmühle (The Woodland Mill)
  3. Bei der Grossmutter (With Grandmother)
  4. Zigeuner kommen (Gipsies Are Coming)
  5. Auf dem Kinderball (The Children's Ball)
  6. Sehnsucht nach der Heimat (Longing for Home)
  • Schüler-Klaviertrio Nr. 1 (Pupil's Piano Trio No. 1) in C major for violin, cello and piano, Op. 18
  • Romanze und Intermezzo, Op. 21
  • Schüler-Konzert Nr. 5 (Pupil's Concerto No. 5) in D major for violin and piano, Op. 22 (1909)
  • Konzert in einem Satz zum Studium und Konzertgebrauch (Concerto in One Movement for Study and Concert Use) in A minor for violin and piano or orchestra, Op. 25
  • Drei Grabgesänge für gefallene Krieger for mixed chorus, Op. 28; poetry by August Sieghardt
  • Schüler-Konzert Nr. 6 (Pupil's Concerto No. 6) in G major for violin and piano, Op. 31
  • Schüler-Konzert Nr. 7 (Pupil's Concerto No. 7) in D minor for violin and piano, Op. 32
  • Quartet in G Major for 2 violins (or violin and viola), cello and piano, Op. 35
  • Konzertstück (Concert Piece) in A major for violin and piano, Op. 36
  • Schüler-Konzert Nr. 8 (Pupil's Concerto No. 8) in G major for violin and piano, Op. 38
  • Short works for violin and piano (Opp. 41, 45, 46)
  • Ungarische Rhapsodie (Hungarian Rhapsody) for violin and piano, Op. 47
  • Schüler-Konzert Nr. 8 [sic] (Pupil's Concerto No. 8) in A major for violin and piano, Op. 51
  • Die Passion, Oratorio for soloists, chorus, orchestra and organ
  • Zwei neue Vortragsstücke for violin and piano
  1. Andante espressivo
  2. Allegro vivace
  • Schüler-Klaviertrio Nr. 2 (Pupil's Piano Trio No. 2) for violin, cello and piano
  • Schüler-Klaviertrio Nr. 3 (Pupil's Piano Trio No. 3) for violin, cello and piano
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