Robert Fuchs

Robert Fuchs Music Recordings and Sheet Music

  • Born
    15th February 1847
  • Died
    19th February 1927
  • Birthplace
    Frauental an der Laßnitz in Styria

Robert Fuchs was an Austrian composer and music teacher. As Professor of music theory at the Vienna Conservatory, Fuchs taught many notable composers, while he was himself a highly regarded composer in his lifetime. He did little to promote his own work, living a quiet life in Vienna and refusing to arrange concerts, even when the opportunities arose. He certainly had his admirers, among them Brahms, who almost never praised the works of other composers. But with regard to Fuchs, Brahms wrote, “Fuchs is a splendid musician, everything is so fine and so skillful, so charmingly invented, that one is always pleased.” Famous contemporary conductors, including Arthur Nikisch, Felix Weingartner and Hans Richter, championed his works when they had the opportunity but with few exceptions, it was his chamber music which was considered his finest work. In his lifetime, his best known works were his five serenades; their popularity was so great that Fuchs acquired the nickname "Serenaden-Fuchs" (roughly, "Serenader Fox").

Title Form Instrument Ratings
11 Capriccietti, Op.12 Caprice Piano
Andante grazioso and Capriccio, Op.63 Caprice String Orchestra
O freudenreicher Tag Christmas Carols Choir
Piano Concerto, Op.27 Concerto Piano and orchestra
12 Duets for Violin and Viola, Op.60 Duet Chamber group
20 Violin Duos, Op.55 Duet Chamber group
6 Phantasiestücke, Op.117 Fantasy Solo Instrument and Piano
7 Phantasiestücke for Cello and Piano, Op.78 Fantasy Solo Instrument and Piano
7 Phantasiestücke, Op.57 Fantasy Chamber group
Phantasie, Op.85 Fantasy Harp
7 Intermezzi, Op.82 Intermezzi Solo Instrument and Piano
4 Pieces for Piano 4-hands, Op.4 Piano piece Piano
6 Pieces for Piano 4-hands, Op.7 Piano piece Piano 4 hands
Improvisations, Op.11 Piano piece Piano
Jugendalbum, Op.47 Piano piece Piano
Jugendklänge, Op.32 Piano piece Piano
Ländliche Szenen, Op.8 Piano piece Piano
Neue Improvisationen, Op.30 Piano piece Piano
Sehr leichte Stücke, Op.28 Piano piece Piano
Sommermärchen, Op.39 Piano piece Piano