Biography of Johann Joachim Quantz (1697-1773)

30.01.1697
Born in Oberscheden near Göttingen
1708
First lessons in music with Merseburg at the "Stadtpfeiffe" (first double bass, later on harp and violin)
1714
Municipal piper of Pirna
1716
Member of the Dresden municipal music
1717
Stay in Vienna for the studies of double bass (Zelenka and Fux) and relocation to Dresden
1718
Member of "Polnische Capelle" of the elector Friedrich August I. playin oboe.
Flute lessons from Pierre Gabriel Buffardin, because there were better career options for flutists than for oboists.
1724
Study trip to Italy, composition lessons with Gasparini and acuaintance of Scarlatti and Hasse. At the next mark of his journey, in Paris, he listened to Blavet. On the way home, with a side trip to England, he also met Händel
1728
Flutist at the Dresdner Stadtkapelle
1729
First flute lessons with Friedrich dem Großen (twice a year), who was inspired to learn flute by listening to Quantz playing. The lessons were held in Berlin first, from 1732 on in Ruppin and Rheinsberg.
1734
Publication of his first six sonatas
26.06.1737
Marriage with Anna Rosina Carolina Schindler
1739
First modifications of the instrument, invention of the corkscrew, a second key for the flute and a mechanism for tuning.
1740
Move to Berlin for the service of Friedrichs des Großen (from 1741 as a chamber musician)
1752
Launch of his flute methode "Versuch einer Anweisung die Flöte Traversiere zu spielen".
1755
His auto biography is published as one part of Marpurgs Historisch-kritischen Beyträgen zur Aufnahme der Musik
1762
A second autobiography in Italian is published
Composed about 300 concertos for flute
12.07.1773
Dies in Potsdam. Frederic the Great finished his last composition after his death.

Sheet music for flute:

12. Triosonate QV 2:13 (D-Dur)
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(2 flutes (flute (violin)), cello basso continuo, piano basso continuo)
Rating: mid-grade
  1. Dolcemente
  2. Allegro
  3. Siciliana. Larghetto
  4. Presto


Capricen - Capricen, Fantasien und Anfangsstücke für Flöte solo und mit BC. (Technik)
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(flute)
Rating: difficult


Das Flötenbuch Friedrichs des Großen (Technik)
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(flute, 2 recorders)
Rating: mid-grade


Drei Trios QV 3:30-32
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(3 flutes)
Rating: easy
  1. Trio I (Aria - Rigaudon - Menuetto - Sarabande - Plaisanterie)
  2. Trio II (Preludio - Aria - Rigaudon - Minuetto - Capriccio)
  3. Trio III (Adagio - Vivace - Largo - Allegro)
Parts and score.
Probably composed between August 1726 and March 1727 on an educational trip to Paris.


Konzert (G-Dur)
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(flute, piano orchestral excerpt)
Rating: mid-grade
  1. Allegro assai
  2. Affettuoso, ma non troppo lento
  3. Allegretto


Konzert QV5:192 (g-moll)
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(flute, piano orchestral excerpt)
Rating: mid-grade
  1. Allegro assai
  2. Cantabile
  3. Vivace


Konzert - für Flöte, 2 Violinen, Violetta und bezifferten Baß (G-Dur)
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(flute, piano orchestral excerpt)
Rating: difficult
  1. Allegro
  2. Arioso (Mesto)
  3. Allegro Vivace


Konzert - Pour Potsdam (D-Dur)
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(flute, bassoon (cello), piano orchestral excerpt)
Bärenreiter, BA 3719
Rating: mid-grade
  1. Allegretto
  2. Piu tosto Andantino
  3. Presto


Sechs Duette für Flöten - Heft 1 op. 5
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(2 flutes)
Rating: mid-grade
  1. Duett 1 (A-Dur) (Adagio - Allegro - Adagio - Menuett I - Menuett II)
  2. Duett 2 (D-Dur) (Adagio - Allegro - Adagio - Giga)
  3. Duett 3 (D-Dur) (Adagio - Presto - Adagio - Allegro)
Short movements printed in score, both parts most of the time in parallel


Sechs Duette für Flöten - Heft 2 op. 5
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(2 flutes)
Rating: mid-grade
  1. Duett 4 (Adante-Presto, Adagio, Menuett I, Menuett II)
  2. Duett 5 (Adagio - Allegro - Adagio - Menuett I - Menuett II)
  3. Duett 6 (Adagio - Allegro - Adagio - Rigodon I - Rigodon II)
Short easy pieces written in one common score.


Sechs Duette, Heft I op. 2
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(2 flutes)
  1. Duett I (Allegro - Larghetto - Presto)
  2. Duett II (Allegro assai - Andantino - Presto)
  3. Duett III (Allegro - Larghetto, alla Siciliana - Tempo die Minuetto ma Grazioso)
Only parts.
For me those are the best of Quantz' duets. Not in parallel but written like a fugue.


Sechs Duette, Heft II op. 2
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(2 flutes)
  1. Duett IV (C-Dur): Allegro - Affetuoso - Presto
  2. Duett V (D-Dur): Allegro - Mesto - Alelgro di molto
  3. Duett VI (e-moll): Grave - Alla breve, ma Presto - Cantabile - Piu tosto vivace
Only parts.
Most movements are fugatos, both parts are of equal value. Being a teenager those were my favorite duets.


Solfeggi (Technik)
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(flute)
Rating: difficult


Sonata VI (a-moll)
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Robert Forberg, 6644
Rating: easy
  1. Adagio
  2. Allegro
  3. Largo
  4. Allegro


Trio (D-Dur)
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(3 flutes)
Camera Flauto Amadeus, BP 2016
Rating: easy
  1. Allegro
  2. Aria, lentement
  3. Rigadong
  4. Menuet
  5. Caprice
Only score, no parts. Big print and thus good to read. Only in the last mouvement one has to turn the page.


CDs with/from Johann Joachim Quantz

Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, Neville Marriner, Claude Monteux
Concerto à la carte (CD 2) (2011)
jpc
    Antonio Vivaldi: Concerto in B minor for four violins, op. 3, No. 10:
  1. Allegro (03:57:00)
  2. Largo (00:59:00)
  3. Larghetto (00:00:02)
  4. Allegro (03:39:00)
  5. Georg Friedrich Händel: Concerto Grosso in A minor, Op. 6, No. 4:
  6. Larghetto affettuoso - Allegro (05:55:00)
  7. Largo, e piano (02:55:00)
  8. Allegro (03:06:00)
  9. Johann Joachim Quantz: Flute Concerto in D majr (pour Potsdam):
  10. Alelgretto (06:56:00)
  11. Piu tosto andantino (05:23:00)
  12. Presto (04:55:00)
  13. Jacques Loeillet: Flute Concerto in D major:
  14. Allegro (02:21:00)
  15. Grave (02:33:00)
  16. Allegro (03:39:00)
  17. André Ernest Modest Grétry: Flute Concerto in C major:
  18. Allegro (05:23:00)
  19. Larghetto (04:15:00)
  20. Allegro (05:04:00)
  21. Allegro (05:27:00)
  22. Adagio (05:15:00)
  23. Allegro assai (04:14:00)
Jörg Faerber, James Galway, Württembergisches Kammerorchester Heilbronn
Alphamusic
    Concerto in G-Dur:
  1. I. Allegro (05:07:00)
  2. II. Arioso mesto (06:40:00)
  3. III. Allegro vivace (04:19:00)
  4. Concerto in C-Dur:
  5. I. Allegro (05:20:00)
  6. II. Amoroso (08:00:00)
  7. III. Presto (03:57:00)
  8. Concerto in g-moll:
  9. I. Allegro assai (06:27:00)
  10. II. Cantabile (07:33:00)
  11. III. Vivace (05:00:00)
  12. Concerto in D-Dur:
  13. I. Allegretto (06:45:00)
  14. II. Piu tosto andantino (05:29:00)
  15. III. Presto (04:36:00)
Ursula Duetschler, Jörg Faerber, James Galway, Eduardo Vassallo, Württembergisches Kammerorchester Heilbronn
James Galway plays Flute Concertos (CD 5/12) (2011)
Quantz: Concertos in G major, C major, G minor & D major
Alphamusicjpc
    Concerto for Flute & Orchestra in G major:
  1. Allegro (05:07:00)
  2. Arioso mesto (06:40:00)
  3. Alelgro vivace (04:17:00)
  4. Concerto for Flute & Orchestra in C major:
  5. Allegro (05:20:00)
  6. Amoroso (08:00:00)
  7. Presto (03:56:00)
  8. Concerto for Flute & Orchestra in G minor:
  9. Allegro assai (06:27:00)
  10. Cantabile (07:33:00)
  11. Vivace (05:00:00)
  12. Concerto for Flute & Orchestra in D major:
  13. Allegretto (06:45:00)
  14. Più tosto andantino (05:29:00)
  15. Presto (04:36:00)

Literature von/über Johann Joachim Quantz

Last edit 26.06.2013