Wolfgang Schneiderhan

Biography

Born: May 28, 1915; Vienna, Austria   Died: May 18, 2002; Vienna, Austria  
Austrian violinist and sometime conductor Wolfgang Schneiderhan (born 1915) is a highly versatile artist, just as much at home in the music of Hans Werner Henze as he is in Beethoven, Mozart, and Schubert, even if he is best known for his playing of the last-named group of composers. Never a major European star, he was nevertheless active in every aspect of Austria's music scene and was widely admired for the depth of his interpretive abilities. Read more He was married for 40 years to the legendary German soprano Irmgard Seefried.

Born in Vienna, Schneiderhan was taught violin by his mother from age 3 and gave his first concert at 5. In 1926 in Copenhagen he played Mendelssohn's violin concerto, and he subsequently toured Europe, hailed as a prodigy. But the fast-money life of a touring virtuoso demoralized the young violinist, and he turned his career in a new direction: with the help of a recommendation from an aristocratic patroness, he became, at 17, concertmaster of the new Vienna Symphony. Four years later he moved on to the same post with the Vienna Philharmonic, where he served under the great conductors Wilhelm Furtwängler and Hans Knappertsbusch. That year he also formed the Schneiderhan Quartett. In the 1940s he performed duo sonatas with Wilhelm Backhaus and other top-rank soloists, and he formed a trio with pianist Edwin Fischer and cellist Enrico Mainardi in 1948. He married Seefried that year and often performed with her as well.

Schneiderhan's solo career took off once again when he resigned his Philharmonic concertmaster post in 1949, at age 34. For many years he ruled the roost among Deutsche Grammophon's stable of violin soloists, At first he was identified with the core Viennese Classical repertoire, but he later became interested in contemporary music and explored the works of Henze, Stravinsky, and other composers. He co-founded the Lucerne Festival Strings in 1956 and also taught at the Lucerne Music Academy. In the 1970s Schneiderhan undertook yet another new career: after studying with Hans Swarowsky, he became active as a conductor. In 1975 he led a performance of Franz Schmidt's Notre Dame at the Vienna Volksoper. Much in demand as a teacher in his later years, Schneiderhan continued to live in Vienna. Read less

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Born: May 28, 1915; Vienna, Austria   Died: May 18, 2002; Vienna, Austria  
Austrian violinist and sometime conductor Wolfgang Schneiderhan (born 1915) is a highly versatile artist, just as much at home in the music of Hans Werner Henze as he is in Beethoven, Mozart, and Schubert, even if he is best known for his playing of the last-named group of composers. Never a major European star, he was nevertheless active in every aspect of Austria's music scene and was widely admired for the depth of his interpretive abilities. Read more
WORKS ALBUMS
TITLE/COMPOSER
LABEL
Henze: Concerto For Violin And Orchestra No.1 (1947) - 1. Largamente, rubato - Allegro molto
Henze: Concerto For Violin And Orchestra No.1 (1947) - 2. Vivacissimo (tempo 1) - Alla marcia (tempo 2)
Henze: Concerto For Violin And Orchestra No.1 (1947) - 3. Andante con moto
Henze: Concerto For Violin And Orchestra No.1 (1947) - 4. Allegro molto vivace
I. -
II. Andante
III. Allegro assai
1. Largamente, rubato - Allegro molto
2. Vivacissimo (tempo 1) - Alla marcia (tempo 2)
3. Andante con moto
4. Allegro molto vivace
1. Vivace ma non troppo
2. Adagio
3. Allegro molto moderato
1. Allegro amabile
2. Andante tranquillo - Vivace - Andante - Vivace di più - Andante vivace
3. Allegretto grazioso (Quasi andante)
1. Allegro
2. Adagio
3. Un poco presto e con sentimento
4. Presto agitato
Beethoven: Sonata for Violin and Piano No.1 in D, Op.12 No.1 - 1. Allegro con brio
Beethoven: Sonata for Violin and Piano No.1 in D, Op.12 No.1 - 2. Tema con variazioni (Andante con moto)
Beethoven: Sonata for Violin and Piano No.1 in D, Op.12 No.1 - 3. Rondo (Allegro)
Beethoven: Sonata for Violin and Piano No.3 in E flat, Op.12 No.3 - 1. Allegro con spirito
Beethoven: Sonata for Violin and Piano No.3 in E flat, Op.12 No.3 - 2. Adagio con molt' espressione
Beethoven: Sonata for Violin and Piano No.3 in E flat, Op.12 No.3 - 3. Rondo (Allegro molto)
Beethoven: Sonata for Violin and Piano No.4 in A minor, Op.23 - 1. Presto
Beethoven: Sonata for Violin and Piano No.4 in A minor, Op.23 - 2. Andante scherzoso, più allegretto
Beethoven: Sonata for Violin and Piano No.4 in A minor, Op.23 - 3. Allegro molto
Beethoven: Sonata for Violin and Piano No.5 in F, Op.24 - "Spring" - 1. Allegro
Beethoven: Sonata for Violin and Piano No.5 in F, Op.24 - "Spring" - 2. Adagio molto espressivo
Beethoven: Sonata for Violin and Piano No.5 in F, Op.24 - "Spring" - 3. Scherzo (Allegro molto)
Beethoven: Sonata for Violin and Piano No.5 in F, Op.24 - "Spring" - 4. Rondo (Allegro ma non troppo)
Beethoven: Sonata for Violin and Piano No.6 in A, Op.30 No.1 - 1. Allegro
Beethoven: Sonata for Violin and Piano No.6 in A, Op.30 No.1 - 2. Adagio
Beethoven: Sonata for Violin and Piano No.6 in A, Op.30 No.1 - 3. Allegretto con variazioni
Beethoven: Sonata for Violin and Piano No.7 in C minor, Op.30 No.2 - 1. Allegro con brio
Beethoven: Sonata for Violin and Piano No.7 in C minor, Op.30 No.2 - 2. Adagio cantabile
Beethoven: Sonata for Violin and Piano No.7 in C minor, Op.30 No.2 - 3. Scherzo (Allegro)
Beethoven: Sonata for Violin and Piano No.7 in C minor, Op.30 No.2 - 4. Finale (Allegro)
Beethoven: Sonata for Violin and Piano No.8 in G, Op.30 No.3 - 1. Allegro assai
Beethoven: Sonata for Violin and Piano No.8 in G, Op.30 No.3 - 2. Tempo di minuetto, ma molto moderato e grazioso
Beethoven: Sonata for Violin and Piano No.8 in G, Op.30 No.3 - 3. Allegro vivace
Beethoven: Sonata For Violin And Piano No.9 In A, Op.47 - "Kreutzer" - 1. Adagio sostenuto - Presto
Beethoven: Sonata For Violin And Piano No.9 In A, Op.47 - "Kreutzer" - 2. Andante con variazioni
Beethoven: Sonata For Violin And Piano No.9 In A, Op.47 - "Kreutzer" - 3. Finale (Presto)
Beethoven: Sonata for Violin and Piano No.10 in G, Op.96 - 1. Allegro moderato
Beethoven: Sonata for Violin and Piano No.10 in G, Op.96 - 2. Adagio espressivo
Beethoven: Sonata for Violin and Piano No.10 in G, Op.96 - 3. Scherzo (Allegro)
Beethoven: Sonata for Violin and Piano No.10 in G, Op.96 - 4. Poco allegretto
1. Allegro
2. Largo -
3. Rondo alla Polacca
1. Allegro
2. Andante
3. Vivace non troppo - Poco meno allegro - Tempo I
Vivaldi: Concerto For Violin And Strings In E, Op.8, No.1, R.269 "La Primavera" - 1. Allegro
Vivaldi: Concerto For Violin And Strings In E, Op.8, No.1, R.269 "La Primavera" - 1. Allegro
Vivaldi: Concerto For Violin And Strings In E, Op.8, No.1, R.269 "La Primavera" - 2. Largo
Vivaldi: Concerto For Violin And Strings In E, Op.8, No.1, R.269 "La Primavera" - 2. Largo
Vivaldi: Concerto For Violin And Strings In E, Op.8, No.1, R.269 "La Primavera" - 3. Allegro (Danza pastorale)
Vivaldi: Concerto For Violin And Strings In E, Op.8, No.1, R.269 "La Primavera" - 3. Allegro (Danza pastorale)
Vivaldi: Concerto For Violin And Strings In G Minor, Op.8, No.2, R.315 "L'estate" - 1. Allegro non molto - Allegro
Vivaldi: Concerto For Violin And Strings In G Minor, Op.8, No.2, R.315 "L'estate" - 1. Allegro non molto - Allegro
Vivaldi: Concerto For Violin And Strings In G Minor, Op.8, No.2, R.315 "L'estate" - 2. Adagio - Presto - Adagio
Vivaldi: Concerto For Violin And Strings In G Minor, Op.8, No.2, R.315 "L'estate" - 2. Adagio - Presto - Adagio
Vivaldi: Concerto For Violin And Strings In G Minor, Op.8, No.2, R.315 "L'estate" - 3. Presto (Tempo impetuoso d'estate)
Vivaldi: Concerto For Violin And Strings In G Minor, Op.8, No.2, R.315 "L'estate" - 3. Presto (Tempo impetuoso d'estate)
Vivaldi: Concerto For Violin And Strings In F, Op.8, No.3, R.293 "L'autunno" - 1. Allegro (Ballo, e canto de' villanelli)
Vivaldi: Concerto For Violin And Strings In F, Op.8, No.3, R.293 "L'autunno" - 1. Allegro (Ballo, e canto de' villanelli)
Vivaldi: Concerto For Violin And Strings In F, Op.8, No.3, R.293 "L'autunno" - 2. Adagio molto (Ubriachi dormienti)
Vivaldi: Concerto For Violin And Strings In F, Op.8, No.3, R.293 "L'autunno" - 2. Adagio molto (Ubriachi dormienti)
Vivaldi: Concerto For Violin And Strings In F, Op.8, No.3, R.293 "L'autunno" - 3. Allegro (La caccia)
Vivaldi: Concerto For Violin And Strings In F, Op.8, No.3, R.293 "L'autunno" - 3. Allegro (La caccia)
Vivaldi: Concerto For Violin And Strings In F Minor, Op.8, No.4, R.297 "L'inverno" - 1. Allegro non molto
Vivaldi: Concerto For Violin And Strings In F Minor, Op.8, No.4, R.297 "L'inverno" - 1. Allegro non molto
Vivaldi: Concerto For Violin And Strings In F Minor, Op.8, No.4, R.297 "L'inverno" - 2. Largo
Vivaldi: Concerto For Violin And Strings In F Minor, Op.8, No.4, R.297 "L'inverno" - 2. Largo
Vivaldi: Concerto For Violin And Strings In F Minor, Op.8, No.4, R.297 "L'inverno" - 3. Allegro
Vivaldi: Concerto For Violin And Strings In F Minor, Op.8, No.4, R.297 "L'inverno" - 3. Allegro
Vivaldi: 12 Concertos, Op.3 - "L'estro armonico" / Concerto No.11 in D minor for 2 violins and cello - Allegro-Adagio spiccato e tutti-Allegro
Vivaldi: 12 Concertos, Op.3 - "L'estro armonico" / Concerto No.11 in D minor for 2 violins and cello - Largo e Spiccato
Vivaldi: 12 Concertos, Op.3 - "L'estro armonico" / Concerto No.11 in D minor for 2 violins and cello - Allegro
Tartini: Violin Concerto in D minor, D.45 - revised by R. Baumgartner - 1. Allegro
Tartini: Violin Concerto in D minor, D.45 - revised by R. Baumgartner - 2. Grave
Tartini: Violin Concerto in D minor, D.45 - revised by R. Baumgartner - 3. Presto
J.S. Bach: Violin Concerto No.1 in A minor, BWV 1041 - 1. (Allegro moderato)
J.S. Bach: Violin Concerto No.1 in A minor, BWV 1041 - 2. Andante
J.S. Bach: Violin Concerto No.1 in A minor, BWV 1041 - 3. Allegro assai
J.S. Bach: Violin Concerto No.2 in E, BWV 1042 - 1. Allegro
J.S. Bach: Violin Concerto No.2 in E, BWV 1042 - 2. Adagio
J.S. Bach: Violin Concerto No.2 in E, BWV 1042 - 3. Allegro assai
J.S. Bach: Concerto for 2 Violins, Strings, and Continuo in D minor, BWV 1043 - 1. Vivace
J.S. Bach: Concerto for 2 Violins, Strings, and Continuo in D minor, BWV 1043 - 2. Largo ma non tanto
J.S. Bach: Concerto for 2 Violins, Strings, and Continuo in D minor, BWV 1043 - 3. Allegro
J.S. Bach: Partita For Violin Solo No.2 In D Minor, BWV 1004 - 1. Allemande
J.S. Bach: Partita For Violin Solo No.2 In D Minor, BWV 1004 - 2. Corrente
J.S. Bach: Partita For Violin Solo No.2 In D Minor, BWV 1004 - 3. Sarabande
J.S. Bach: Partita For Violin Solo No.2 In D Minor, BWV 1004 - 4. Giga
J.S. Bach: Partita For Violin Solo No.2 In D Minor, BWV 1004 - 5. Ciaccona
Beethoven: Violin Concerto in D, Op.61 - Cadenzas by Joseph Joachim - 1. Allegro ma non troppo
Beethoven: Violin Concerto in D, Op.61 - 2. Larghetto -
Beethoven: Violin Concerto in D, Op.61 - Cadenzas by Joseph Joachim - 3. Allegro
Mozart: Violin Concerto No.5 in A, K.219 - Cadenza: Joseph Joachim - 1. Allegro aperto - Adagio - Allegro aperto
Mozart: Violin Concerto No.5 in A, K.219 - Cadenza: Joseph Joachim - 2. Adagio
Mozart: Violin Concerto No.5 in A, K.219 - 3. Rondeau (Tempo di minuetto)
Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto In E Minor, Op.64 - 1. Allegro molto appassionato
Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto In E Minor, Op.64 - 2. Andante
Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto In E Minor, Op.64 - 3. Allegro non troppo - Allegro molto vivace
Bruch: Violin Concerto No.1 in G minor, Op.26 - 1. Vorspiel (Allegro moderato)
Bruch: Violin Concerto No.1 in G minor, Op.26 - 2. Adagio
Bruch: Violin Concerto No.1 in G minor, Op.26 - 3. Finale (Allegro energico)
Mozart: Violin Concerto No.4 in D, K.218 - Cadenza by Wolfgang Schneiderhan - 1. Allegro
Mozart: Violin Concerto No.4 in D, K.218 - Cadenza by Wolfgang Schneiderhan - 2. Andante cantabile
Mozart: Violin Concerto No.4 in D, K.218 - Cadenza by Wolfgang Schneiderhan - 3. Rondeau. Andante grazioso - Allegro ma non troppo
Brahms: Violin Concerto in D, Op.77 - Cadenza: Winkler - 1. Allegro non troppo
Brahms: Violin Concerto in D, Op.77 - 2. Adagio
Brahms: Violin Concerto in D, Op.77 - 3. Allegro giocoso, ma non troppo vivace - Poco più presto
Martin: Violin Concerto - 1. Allegro tranquilo
Martin: Violin Concerto - 2. Andante molto moderato
Martin: Violin Concerto - 3. Presto
Mozart: Violin Concerto No.4 in D, K.218 - 1. Allegro
Mozart: Violin Concerto No.4 in D, K.218 - 2. Andante cantabile
Mozart: Violin Concerto No.4 in D, K.218 - 3. Rondeau (Andante grazioso - Allegro ma non troppo)
1. Toccata
2. Aria I
3. Aria II
4. Capriccio
Beethoven: Sonata for Violin and Piano No.1 in D, Op.12 No.1 - 1. Allegro con brio
Beethoven: Sonata for Violin and Piano No.1 in D, Op.12 No.1 - 2. Tema con variazioni (Andante con moto)
Beethoven: Sonata for Violin and Piano No.1 in D, Op.12 No.1 - 3. Rondo (Allegro)
Beethoven: Sonata for Violin and Piano No.3 in E flat, Op.12 No.3 - 1. Allegro con spirito
Beethoven: Sonata for Violin and Piano No.3 in E flat, Op.12 No.3 - 2. Adagio con molt' espressione
Beethoven: Sonata for Violin and Piano No.3 in E flat, Op.12 No.3 - 3. Rondo (Allegro molto)
Beethoven: Sonata for Violin and Piano No.8 in G, Op.30 No.3 - 1. Allegro assai
Beethoven: Sonata for Violin and Piano No.8 in G, Op.30 No.3 - 2. Tempo di minuetto, ma molto moderato e grazioso
Beethoven: Sonata for Violin and Piano No.8 in G, Op.30 No.3 - 3. Allegro vivace
Beethoven: Sonata for Violin and Piano No.4 in A minor, Op.23 - 1. Presto
Beethoven: Sonata for Violin and Piano No.4 in A minor, Op.23 - 2. Andante scherzoso, più allegretto
Beethoven: Sonata for Violin and Piano No.4 in A minor, Op.23 - 3. Allegro molto
Beethoven: Sonata for Violin and Piano No.5 in F, Op.24 - "Spring" - 1. Allegro
Beethoven: Sonata for Violin and Piano No.5 in F, Op.24 - "Spring" - 2. Adagio molto espressivo
Beethoven: Sonata for Violin and Piano No.5 in F, Op.24 - "Spring" - 3. Scherzo (Allegro molto)
Beethoven: Sonata for Violin and Piano No.5 in F, Op.24 - "Spring" - 4. Rondo (Allegro ma non troppo)
Beethoven: Sonata for Violin and Piano No.9 in A, Op.47 - "Kreutzer" - 1. Adagio sostenuto - Presto
Beethoven: Sonata for Violin and Piano No.9 in A, Op.47 - "Kreutzer" - 2. Andante con variazioni
Beethoven: Sonata for Violin and Piano No.9 in A, Op.47 - "Kreutzer" - 3. Finale (Presto)
Beethoven: Sonata for Violin and Piano No.6 in A, Op.30 No.1 - 1. Allegro
Beethoven: Sonata for Violin and Piano No.6 in A, Op.30 No.1 - 2. Adagio
Beethoven: Sonata for Violin and Piano No.6 in A, Op.30 No.1 - 3. Allegretto con variazioni
Beethoven: Sonata for Violin and Piano No.7 in C minor, Op.30 No.2 - 1. Allegro con brio
Beethoven: Sonata for Violin and Piano No.7 in C minor, Op.30 No.2 - 2. Adagio cantabile
Beethoven: Sonata for Violin and Piano No.7 in C minor, Op.30 No.2 - 3. Scherzo (Allegro)
Beethoven: Sonata for Violin and Piano No.7 in C minor, Op.30 No.2 - 4. Finale (Allegro)
Beethoven: Sonata for Violin and Piano No.10 in G, Op.96 - 1. Allegro moderato
Beethoven: Sonata for Violin and Piano No.10 in G, Op.96 - 2. Adagio espressivo
Beethoven: Sonata for Violin and Piano No.10 in G, Op.96 - 3. Scherzo (Allegro)
Beethoven: Sonata for Violin and Piano No.10 in G, Op.96 - 4. Poco allegretto
I. Allegro
II. Andante
III. Vivace ma non troppo
1. Allegro
2. Andante cantabile
3. Rondeau (Andante grazioso - Allegro ma non troppo)
1. Allegro ma non troppo
2. Larghetto
3. Rondo. Allegro
1. Allegro aperto
2. Adagio
3. Rondeau. Tempo di Menuetto
1. Allegro ma non troppo
2. Larghetto
3. Rondo. Allegro


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