Franz Ries

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Franz Ries (Berlin, 7 April 1846 – Naumburg, 20 January 1932) was a Romantic German violinist and composer, son of Hubert Ries. He studied at the Paris Conservatory. He also worked in the publishing business.

Career[edit]

His talent formed under the direction of his father and in the Paris Conservatory under the violinist Joseph Massart, but after a short, brilliant career, he abandoned it suffering under a nerve problem, and settled in Dresden as a music retailer in 1875, where he still occasionally composed and performed on the violin. Then, from 1884 until his death, he lived as a co-owner of the company R. & Erler Berlin.

Compositions[edit]

  • Lieder, Op.1
    • 1. An eine Jungfrau
  • Lieder, Op.3
    • 3. Wenn die Lurk treckt
  • Lieder, Op.4
    • 1. Lebe wohl!
    • 4. Keen Sorg för den Weg
  • String Quartet No.1 in D minor, Op.5 (publ. 1866)
    • I. Allegro poco agitato
    • II. Scherzo. Molto vivace
    • III. Adagio non troppo (E♭ major)
    • IV. Finale. Allegro molto appassionato
  • (String Quartet No.2, Op.?)
  • 6 Lieder, Op.6
  • 3 Characterstücke, for Violin and Piano, Op.7
  • 6 Lieder, Op.8
  • Lieder, Op.10
    • 1. Nachtlied
  • Lieder, Op.12
    • 3. Das verlassene Mägdlein
    • 4. Wandervögel
  • Träumbilder (3 Klavierstücke), Op.13
  • 3 Zweistimmige Gesänge, Op.14
  • 3 Lieder, Op.16 (alto/baritone)
  • 3 Lieder, Op.17
  • 4 Romances, for Violin and Piano, Op.20 (publ. 1860)
    • 1. Abschied
    • 2. Erinnerung
    • 3. Wehmuth
    • 4. Schlummerlied
  • 4 Lieder, Op.25 (publ. 1876)
    • 1. Das alte Lied
    • 2. Bitte
    • 3. Die blauen Frühlingsaugen
    • 4. Der schwere Abend
  • Kriegslied, Lied, Op.? (text Emanuel Geibel)
  • Suite No.I in G minor, for Violin and Piano, Op.26 (to Joseph Joachim - publ. 1877)
    • 1. Allemanda (Maestoso)
    • 2. Intermezzo (Allegretto assai vivace)
    • 3. Andante (Con moto)
    • 4. Minuetto (Moderato)
    • 5. Introduzione e Gavotta (Lento - Tempo di Gavotta)
  • Suite No.II in F major, for Violin and Piano, Op.27 (publ. 1877)
    • 1. Praeludium (Allegro risoluto, ma moderato)
    • 2. Canon (Adagio ma non troppo - Allegro con fuoco)
    • 3. Scherzo (Molto vivace)
    • 4. Romanze (Andante sostenuto)
    • 5. Burleske (Vivace - Allegretto molto moderato)
  • String Quintet (for 2 violins, 2 violas and cello) in C minor, Op.28 (publ. 1878)
    • I. Allegro poco agitato
    • II. Intermezzo. Vivace
    • III. Andante con variazioni
    • IV. Finale. Allegro assai
  • Dramatische Ouverture in E minor, for full Orchestra, Op.30 (publ. 1878)
  • 6 Lieder, Op.31 (publ. 1879)
    • 1. Es muss was Wunderbares sein
    • 2. Du bist die Herrlichste von Allen
    • 3. Abends auf der See
    • 4. Wenn ich auf dem Lager liege
    • 5. Veilchen freue dich mit mir
    • 6. Abschied
  • Suite No.III in G major, for Violin and Piano, Op.34 (publ. 1898)
    • 1. Moderato
    • 2. Bourrée
    • 3. Adagio
    • 4. Gondoliera
    • 5. Perpetuum mobile
  • Suite No.IV in D minor, for Violin and Piano, Op.38 (publ. 1890)
    • 1. Intrada
    • 2. Aria
    • 3. Menuetto
    • 4. Capriccio
    • 5. Sarabande
    • 6. Gavotte
  • Lieder, Op.39
    • 1. Gestillte Sehnsucht
    • 2. Himmlische Zeit, o selige Zeit!
  • Lieder, Op.40
    • 1. Bleibe, Abend will es werden
    • 2. Wo du hingehst
  • Lieder, Op.41
    • 1. Seliger Glaube
    • 2. Vergebens!
    • 3. Das schlafende Kind
    • 6. Ihr Lied
  • Tragödie, Lied Op.42
  • La Capricciosa, for Violin and Piano (to Ibolyka Gyarfas - publ. 1925)

Arrangements[edit]

  • Album-Blätter (Album leaves), "Melodies from Old Masters", 24 Pieces for Violin/Cello and Piano (arr. 1871-1884)
    • Book I (1-5):
      • 1. Pergolesi, G.B., Siciliano (Gm.)
      • 2. Durante, F., Arie (Dm.)
      • 3. Ries, Ferdinand, Romanze (G)
      • 4. Rameau, J.P., Gavotte (D) a. Der Ruhmestempel
      • 5. Hasse, J.A.P., Arie (Cm.)
    • Book II (6-10):
      • 6. Rameau, J.P., Menuett u. Passepieds (E) a. Castor u. Pollux
      • 7. Tartini, G., Larghetto (Gm.)
      • 8. Bach Air and Gavotte
      • 9. Lully Gavotte and Rondeau
      • 10. Martini (G.B.) Gavotte
    • Book III (11-15):
      • 11. Leclair (Jean M.) Sarabande u. Tambourin
      • 12. Gluck (Chr. W.) Ballet aus: Orpheus
      • 13. Paradies, P. Dom., Canzonetta (G)
      • 14. Duport, J.P., Romanze (C)
      • 15. Tenaglia, A.F., Aria (Fm.)
    • Book IV (16-20):
      • 16. Méhul, E.H., Menuett (A)
      • 17. Gluck, Chr. W., Largo (Gm.)
      • 18. Haydn, J., Serenade (C)
      • 19. Hasse, J.A.P., Canzona (Gm.)
      • 20. Gluck, Chr. W., Ballet u. Gavotte (A)
    • Book V (21-24):
      • 21. Mozart, W.A., Gavotte in F
      • 22. Lotti, G.B., Arietta in G
      • 23. Boccherini, L., Adagio in A
      • 24. Mozart, W.A., Ländler in G

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