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Two Characteristic Pieces, op. 27 - OB/PN

Composer: Goepfart, Karl Eduard

Publisher: Hofmeister (Germany)

Edition: 61576


Two Characteristic Pieces, op. 27
for oboe and piano
by Karl Eduard Goepfart (1859-1942) - German composer and conductor
I. Massig schnell, gehend
II. Massig langsam (in ruhiger Bewegung)

Karl Eduard Goepfart was born in 1859 in Mönchenholzen near 
Erfurt, the son of a teacher. At an early age he received music 
lessons from his father, later at the music school in Weimar 
(piano with Franz Liszt). After his first engagement as a conductor 
in 1875-1876 in Baltimore, he returned to Germany, where he 
received final musical studies in Weimar. He was active as a 
conductor and choir master in several cities. 
He died in Weimar in 1942. 

Today Goepfart is nearly unknown. Listed with his own entry in 
the old dictionary of Hugo Riemann, one finds nothing at all in 
the new MGG, a fate he shares with Gustav Schreck, whose 
Sonata for Bassoon (ACC 1532) was published nearly in the 
same year as Goepfart's "Two Character Pieces op. 31" at 
Merseburger in Leipzig, around 1890. His chamber music is 
always enjoyable to listen and to play; for example his beautiful 
Trio in G minor for piano, clarinet and bassoon.

Edited by William Waterhouse.