Biography of Eugène Walckiers (1793-1866)

22.07.1793
Born in Avesnes-sur-Helpe (Flanders) being the oldest of five children
1813
Military service and war participance
1816
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.
1829
First edition of his flute method
1830
Move to Paris
1837
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.
1865
Composition of the fifth (and last) flute sonata.
01.09.1866
Dies in Paris

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
jpc
    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. Alelgro 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 27.01.2013