Ernst Eichner Sheet Music

  • Born
    15th February 1740
  • Died
    1777
  • Birthplace
    Bad Arolsen, Germany

Ernst Dietrich Adolph Eichner was a German composer. Eichner was born to Johann Andreas Eichner (1694–1768), a court musician to the court of Waldeck. His father provided him with his primary musical education. He became widely known as a virtuoso bassoonist throughout Europe as a result. In 1762 he entered into the service of Duke Christian IV of Zweibrücken as a violinst. In 1768, he became the concertmaster of the Zweibrücken court orchestra, where he remained until 1772. He was highly respected by his contemporaries, and achieved international recognition as an accomplished composer, bassoonist, and concertmaster during his lifetime. Eichner, however, died young and was quickly forgotten. To musicologists, he is known as a representative of the Mannheim School. His 31 symphonies and 20 concertos comprise the main body of his works, but he also composed chamber music including Six Flute Quartets, Opus 4. In 1772 his compositions were published almost simultaneously in Paris, London, and Amsterdam. Christian Friedrich Daniel Schubart praised Eichner's works in 1784 for their gracious charm and "melting sweetness". His Harp Concerto in D Major, Opus 9 (movements: Allegro, Andante, and Tempo di Minoetto), is performed to this day. His daughter was composer Adelheid Maria Eichner.

Title Form Instrument
2 Harpsichord Concertos, Op.5 Concerto Piano and orchestra
Concerto for Harp or Harpsichord in D major, Op.9 Concerto Solo Instrument(s) and Orchestra
Harpsichord Concerto in C major, Op.6 Concerto Piano and orchestra
Oboe Concerto in C major Concerto Solo Instrument(s) and Orchestra
6 Duos for Violin and Viola, Op.10 Duet Chamber group
6 Quartets, Op.4 Quartet String Quartet
6 String Quartets, Op.12 Quartet String Quartet
6 Sonatas Sonata Solo Instrument and Piano
6 Harpsichord Sonatinas, Op.6 Sonatina Piano
3 Symphonies, Op.5 Symphony Orchestra
3 Symphonies, Op.7 Symphony Orchestra
6 Symphonies, Op.1 Symphony Orchestra
3 Harpsichord Trios, Op.2 Trio Chamber group
3 Harpsichord Trios, Op.3 Trio Chamber group
6 Harpsichord Trios, Op.1 Trio Chamber group