Biography of Eugène Walckiers (1793-1866)

Born in Avesnes-sur-Helpe (Flanders) being the oldest of five children
Military service and war participance
After service flutist at the Le Havre theatre
Studies flute with Jean-Louis Tulou, composition with Antonin Reicha
There are quite differing opinions about his flute playing (from awful to as good as Tulou) but he was appreciated by Reicha for his compositions.
First edition of his flute method
Move to Paris
Member of Societe des Enfants du Nord
Among his friends were the flutists Brossa, Donjon and Taffanel. These circle of friends led to the composition of several quartetts.
Composition of the fifth (and last) flute sonata.
Dies in Paris
His compositions include 19 pieces for solo flute, 113 duets for flutes, 19 trios for flutes and 14 quartets for four flutes or for flute and string trio.

Sheet music for flute:

2me Quatuor pour quatre Flutes op. 70 (F-Dur)
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(4 flutes)
Rating: mid-grade
  1. Allegro non troppo
  2. Scherzo (Presto)
  3. Adagio non troppo
  4. Finale (Allegro leggiero)
Only parts, no score
Grosses Konzert Quartett op. 46 (fis-moll)
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(4 flutes)
Zimmermann, ZM 2606
Rating: mid-grade
  1. Allegro con tanto
  2. Andante ma non troppo
  3. Scherzo poco presto
  4. Finale - Allegro vivo
Only parts, no score
Grosses Konzert-Trio für drei Flöten op. 2 (F-Dur)
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(3 flutes)
Rating: mid-grade
  1. Allegro brillante - Piu lento - Allegro - Piu lento
  2. Andante con troppo
  3. Menuetto - Allegro vivace
  4. Finale - Presto
Only parts
Brings Kuhlau to one's mind. Everybody has a solo part. Only the first movement is also in Kuhlau-length. A nice work for a concert...
Trio op. 12 No. 3 (c-moll)
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(flute, clarinet, bassoon)
, PP24
Rating: difficult
  1. Moderato
  2. Minuetto
  3. Finale - Allegro molto
About the time of Kuhlau. But this is more imaginative. I liked it and will probably have look for Walckiers more often when searching for repertoire.
Trio op. 97 (d-moll)
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(flute, cello, piano)
Rating: mid-grade
  1. Moderato
  2. Scherzo - poco presto
  3. Moderato
  4. Adagio
  5. Allegro - Finale

CDs with/from Eugène Walckiers

Gergely Ittzés, Zsolt Kalló, Ditta Rohmann, TeTraVERSI
    Grand Quatuor de Concert (fis-moll) op. 46:
  1. Allegro ma non tanto (08:42:00)
  2. Andante ma non troppo (08:39:00)
  3. Scherzo. Poco Presto (07:30:00)
  4. Finale. Allegro vivo (06:37:00)
  5. Trio D-Dur Op. 35:
  6. Allegro non troppo, ma con fuoco (06:56:00)
  7. Andante (07:05:00)
  8. Scherzo (06:07:00)
  9. Finale. Allegretto (06:34:00)
  10. Grand Quartet F-Dur, op. 70:
  11. Allegro non troppo (06:32:00)
  12. Scherzo. Presto (02:51:00)
  13. Adagio non troppo (05:33:00)
  14. Allegro leggiero (05:55:00)

Literature von/über Eugène Walckiers

Last edit 31.08.2020