František Alois Drdla

František Alois Drdla Sheet Music

  • Born
    28th November 1868
  • Died
    3rd September 1944
  • Birthplace
    Žďár nad Sázavou, Czech Republic

František Alois Drdla (Germanized as Franz Drdla) was a prominent concert violinist and composer, born in 1868 in Žďár nad Sázavou -now part of the Czech Republic. He studied violin and composition first at the Prague Conservatory and later at the Vienna Conservatory under Josef Hellmesberger, Jr., Anton Bruckner, and Franz Krenn. However, Drdla's music shows none of his teachers' influence. He played violin in the orchestra of the Vienna Court Opera, and then served as director and concertmaster of the Theater an der Wien. Later he toured throughout Europe (1899–1905) and later the United States (1923–1925), enjoying a reputation as a violinist with a technically refined tone. In 1927 he received an honorary title from the President of Austria. Drdla died in Bad Gastein, Austria in 1944. Although he composed severa operettas, orchestral works, a violin concerto, and two piano trios, fame came to Drdla as a composer of lighter music, with works that mixed popular Bohemian or Hungarian melodies and presented them à la viennoise.

Title Form Instrument
8 Danses Hongroises, Op.30 Dance Solo Instrument and Piano
2 Pieces, Op.26 Duet Solo Instrument and Piano
2 Pieces, Op.27 Duet Solo Instrument and Piano
3 Pieces, Op.37 Duet Solo Instrument and Piano
Bilder aus Ungarn, Op.154 Duet Solo Instrument and Piano
Canzonetta, Op.67 Duet Solo Instrument and Piano
Cycle, Op.26 Duet Solo Instrument and Piano
Die Libelle, Op.233 Duet Solo Instrument and Piano
Guitarrero, Op.88 Duet Solo Instrument and Piano
Illusion, Op.48 Duet Solo Instrument and Piano
Legende, Op.84 Duet Solo Instrument and Piano
Mazurka No.3, Op.24 Duet Solo Instrument and Piano
Rezinka, Op.55 Duet Solo Instrument and Piano
Ritornell, Op.57 Duet Solo Instrument and Piano
Rokoko, Op.54 Duet Solo Instrument and Piano
Träumerei, Op.21 Duet Solo Instrument and Piano
Vision, Op.28 Duet Solo Instrument and Piano
Zwiegespräche, Op.98 Duet Solo Instrument and Piano
Fantasie nach Motiven der Oper ‘Die verkaufte Braut’, Op.142 Fantasy Solo Instrument and Piano
Fantasie über 'Carmen' von G. Bizet, Op.66 Fantasy Solo Instrument and Piano