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String trio

Carl Ueter (1900-1985): String trio (1946). Fair copy of the full score in the composer's hand.


Carl Ueter was born 18 January 1900 in Münster (Germany). He studied Christian music at the Bischöfliche Kirchenmusikschule (Episcopal Church Music School) in Münster from 1915 to 1918. During these years he was also organist at different churches in Münster. He worked as a teacher for Gregorian musicology, music theory and violin at the Bischöfliche Kirchenmusikschule after the completion of his studies, but attended the composition class of Fritz Volbach at the University of Münster further on.
In the year 1921 Carl Ueter was accepted as a student of the composition master class of Franz Schreker at the Hochschule für Musik in Berlin and among his fellow students were Alois Haba, Berthold Goldschmidt, Max Brand and Jerzy Fitelberg. Further studies included Instrumental Music with Emil Nikolaus von Reznicek as well as courses with Max Seiffert and Curt Sachs.
In 1923 after his studies Carl Ueter took the position of a lecturer at the Musikhochschule Mannheim and became later in the same year répétiteur at the Stadttheater Münster. Still in 1923 the music director of the Stadttheater Münster, Ewald Lindemann, followed an appointment as a music director at the Stadttheater Freiburg im Breisgau and took Carl Ueter with him. Until the outbreak of World War I in 1939 Carl Ueter took the position of the 1. Kapellmeister at the Städtische Bühnen Freiburg.
Between 1940 and 1944 Carl Ueter fulfilled military service and got into US war captivity. Until 1945 he was arrested at the prisoner-of-war camp at Bad Aibling.
In 1946 the Hochschule für Musik Freiburg was founded and Carl Ueter took a position as a lecturer there from the very beginning. In 1950 he was appointed professor and until his retirement in 1965 he held masterclasses in conducting,[1] as well as courses in counterpoint and score reading. Among his most notable students are Hans Zender, Werner Jacob, Gerbert Mutter, Isaac Karabtchevsky, Günther Wich, Wolfgang Gayler and David Machado. Additionally he directed the Opera School and the Music School Orchestra. In this position Carl Ueter conducted the first public opera performance of Fritz Wunderlich in 1954.
Beside his work as a teacher Carl Ueter always composed music of all genres of classical music including chamber and vocal music, but also operas and orchestral compositions.
Carl Ueter died on 30 September 1985.


Carl Ueter composed a lot during his lifetime, among these works are several string trios. This one is dated at the end "20.4.1946" and consists of the four movements: I. Introduktion: Allegro assai; II. Adagio; III. Scherzo: Vivacissimo ponibile; IV. Rondo: Vivace

In a telephone call with the widow of Carl Ueter, I got the information that most of his compositions are lost, because Carl Ueter always sent the original autographs to interested musicians and did not make copies! So actually available are just the two symphonies by him published by Schott and the works in my possession.

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The sound snippet below is a computer realisation of the beginning of the last movement of the String trio.

Carlos Veerhoff (1926-2011): String trio No.1 op.56 (1983) and String trio No.2 op.67 (1986). Autograph manuscripts


Due to the fact that I own a huge part of the manuscripts of composer Carlos Veerhoff, I created an own subpage for him. So please go there for further information on him, his works and the holdings in my archive. You can find the Carlos Veerhoff Archive here.

Jef Tinel (1885-1972): Ongestadig, for 3 violins (1935). Autograph manuscript and parts.

Emiel Joseph "Jef" Tinel was born on 11 May 1885 in Lessen (Belgium). He was the cousin of composer Edgar Tinel and his father was himself an organist. So Jef Tinel learned to play the piano and organ from an early age. Jef Tinel later studied organ and composition in Mechelen and Gent. He then worked as a organist and chorus master in Zele, Gent and Maldegem. For many years he was also the director of the music school in Maldegem. In his late years Jef Tinel moved to Gent where he died on 25 May 1972.


Jef Tinel is today most famous for his choral work "Wij zijn bereid" (1937) and he composed mainly songs and choral works. The work "Ongestadig" was composed in 1935 and it exists also in a version for piano.

Max Herre (1888-1956): Fantasie for violin, cello and piano op.2 (1923). Autograph manuscript


Max Herre was born in 1888 and studied musicology in Munich under Adolf Sandberger. In 1924 he graduated with his doctoral thesis about the operas of Franz Danzi. After his studies Max Herre became the first head of the music library of the conservatory in Augsburg. There he worked for several decades. Max Herre died in 1956.


Beside his work as a librarian Max Herre also published several articles and books about the musical life in Augsburg as well as he composed music. Among his compositions are songs, chamber music and also a large cantata for soprano, strings and piano. The Fantasie for violin, cello and piano was composed in 1923 and is dedicated on the title page to E. Sailer.

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