1, Op. 5 (Brass Quintet) b at Brass Sheet Music. Loading. Quintet No. 1, Op. 5. Victor Ewald/ed. Donald G. Miller – Ensemble Publications. Buy Quintet No. 1 (Brass Quintet) by Victo at Brass Sheet Music Ewald’s romantic Russian style makes for a great concert centerpiece. Select a. Download Brass Quintet No.1, Op.5 by Victor Ewald for free from

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Several other works followed, a Romance, Opus 2, and Deux morceaux, Opus 3, for cello and pianoand a string quintet, Opus 4 A further nine years of investigation was necessary to authenticate the manuscripts, before the pieces quinntet given their first modern performance during the season in a series of concerts by the American Brass Quintet at Carnegie Hall.

In addition, we can infer that Ewald must have received much of his undisputed craftsmanship and sense of form from the training, formal or informal, in the Belaiev circle. Brass players however are indebted to him for something very different — a series of quintets which have become a staple of the repertoire and which represent almost the only, and certainly the most extended examples of original literature in the Romantic style. Due to the aforementioned taxing nature of the piece, an alternative E flat part is provided for the 1st trumpet in Op.

Ewald’s Brass Quintets No. More important for Victor Ewald were the Friday evening string quartet sessions held in Belaiev’s house, the publisher himself playing the viola, Ewald the cello.

EWALD Brass Quintet No. 1 opus 5

The original instrumentation of Ewald’s three brass quintets is: Petersburg in the late 19th century, introducing much of the standard quartet literature to Russian concertgoers.

Both Bellon and Ewald wrote music that displayed the increased virtuosity and homogeneity possible as a result of developments in brass instrument design and manufacture in the second half of the 19th century. Petersburg Quartet Society in March, The edition therefore follows the instrumentation conventions of the modern brass quintet, in that it is scored for two trumpets in B flatFrench horn in Ftrombone and tuba.


An obituary signed by his fellow professors of the I. For that reason Ewald soon became and was to remain throughout his life one of the most active and versatile members of a remarkable circle of dilettante musicians. There is no documented evidence of exactly for whom Ewald composed his quintets, or the exact instruments on which he envisaged them being performed.

He also collected and published Russian folk songs. Of these instruments, it is the alto and tenor horns that are most strikingly different from their modern quintet counterparts.

EWALD Brass Quintet No. 1 opus 5 – McNaughtan Publishing

And of course one cannot reject the theory ewals it was simple pragmatism of utilizing insurments and performers close at hand. Recently, Canadian Brass brxss critical editions all of the Victor Ewald quintets edited by Tony Rickard, taking into account, and benefiting from, all recent scholarship surrounding these works.

According to the testimony of Rimsky-Korsakov, himself a frequent visitor, the Friday evening sessions had started some time beforewith the number of visitors increasing during the winter of Petersburg, and was also the cellist with the Beliaeff Quartet for sixteen years.

It was published by Belaiev in For some time it was considered that Quintet no.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. He was born in Saint Petersburg and died in Leningrad. Petersburg Conservatory, was one of Ewald’s composition teachers. The sessions started before dinner and always continued until well into the night, never ending before 3 in the morning. Wuintet allencompassing repertoire included all the quartets of Haydn, Mozart, and Beethoven, as well as newer works.

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Victor Ewald – Wikipedia

Tenor Horn in B flat; Trombone. However, the popularity of his quintets has in no way diminished because of this. They are in no way included as a definitive statement, but rather in the hope that they may be of assistance to quuintet discovering these pieces for the first time.

In that year, which was also the year in which he was appointed professor, he apparently ceased composing for a time. Among these were Borodin, Glazunov, Sokolov, and others. The Canadian Brass editions do not set out to provide an Urtext, but rather to give performers brasss consistent and practical set of material for concert use.

For many years it was wrongly thought that Ewald was the composer of only one quintet, his Op. Rimsky-Korsakov also reports that by then, the Friday evening quartet sessions had begun to rwald a certain stagnation.

Photographic evidence from about shows that Ewald himself played in a brass quintet. Retrieved from ” https: Certainly this suggestion is one that might find favour with modern-day trombonists required to rise to the challenge of what can only be described as, at times, unidiomatic writing.

His first known work is a string quartet, Opus 1, which was awarded a third prize in a competition of the St. This was the most influential ensemble in St. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. The apparent confusion between the numbering and approximate date of composition of the quintets arises from another eaald misconception, also corrected by the studies of Mr.